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1. Download and Install ext2 driver for Windows, you can download it from

2. Download filedisk utility from

3. Extract the filedisk zip file and copy the driver (filedisk.sys) to %systemroot%\system32\drivers\ and %systemroot%\system32\

4. Double click on filedisk.reg to make registery entries (the filedisk.reg file can be imported if double click doesn’t work)

5. Restart your machine.


In command prompt go to filedisk directory and use the following commands:

1. filedisk /mount [size[k|M|G] | /ro | /cd]

example: c:\filedisk>filedisk /mount 0 c:\loop\w3serv_01.02.1.loop f:

You can see the loop file mounted as F: drive

2. filedisk /umount

example: c:\filedisk>filedisk /umount f:

3. filedisk /status

example: c:\filedisk>filedisk /status f:

Alternatively by installing “ext2 driver for Windows” is useful to connect any external hard disk with ext2 file system to view it’s contents.


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