Ext2Fsd Project

Open source ext3/4 file system driver for Windows (2K/XP/WIN7/WIN8)

Archive for August, 2014

Ext2Fsd 0.53 was released !

with 21 comments

Release Notes for Ext2Fsd V0.53
Features implemented or bugfix since V0.52:
    1, FIXME: BSOD with VHD/VHDX mounting on Win8
    2, FIXME: Mke2fs failed to format mounted EXT2 volumes
    3, Enable writing with global or volume ext3-force-writing
    4, Support ext4 dir hash (UNSIGNED cases for legacy/half_md4/tea)
    5, Fixed several warnings reported by scan.coverity.com
Supported Ext3/4 features by 0.53:
    1, flexible inode size: > 128 bytes, up to block size
    2, dir_index:    htree directory index
    3, filetype:     extra file mode in dentry
    4, large_file:   > 4G files supported
    5, sparse_super: super block backup in group descriptor
    6, uninit_bg:    fast fsck and group checksum
    7, extent:       reading, writing with no extending.
    8, journal:      only support replay for internal journal
    9, flex_bg:      first flexible metadata group
Unsupported Ext3/4 features:
    1, journal: log-based operations, external journal
    2, extent: size truncating & expanding, file deletion
    3, EA (extended attributes), ACL support
    4, symlink creation
Features to be implemented in next release:
    1, full EXT4 extent feature support (extending, shrinking)
    2, mounted as user: privilege checking with given uid & gid
Files descriptions:
Ext2Fsd-0.53.exe:       setup wizard for Windows systems (Win2k, Winxp,
                        Vista, Win7, Win8, Server 2003, Server 2008/R2)
Ext2Fsd-0.53.7z:        Batch setup package in 7-zip
Ext2Fsd-0.53.zip:       Batch setup package in zip
Ext2Fsd-0.53.src.7z:    Source codes of Ext3Fsd and Ext2Mgr in 7-zip
Ext2Fsd-0.53.src.zip:   Source codes of Ext3Fsd and Ext2Mgr in zip
Download link:
Files checksum:
C:\Works\Ext2fsd\0.53>sha1sum Ext2Fsd-0.53*
8036afe65cdc7ed9967495196f58d9381eaa7f07 *Ext2Fsd-0.53.7z
125aed90459c2d4bad3ee2804eb7829023a44d8a *Ext2Fsd-0.53.exe
6de624442f15edc5793666ec9564231b5ba3ce3c *Ext2Fsd-0.53.src.7z
22f23a906e58adb76dc81e4e3af1b13249eb94d3 *Ext2Fsd-0.53.src.zip
c2e93c030f940d4233477587ef97c62a23c864af *Ext2Fsd-0.53.zip
    The driver may crash your system and ruin your data unexpectedly,
    since there might be software conflicts and I could only test it
    on some of the popular platforms. You should use it with care and
    use it at your own risk!
Matt <mattwu@163.com>

Written by Matt

August 26th, 2014 at 11:05 pm

Posted in Ext2Fsd,News