My desktop computer came pre-installed with Windows 10. I had dual boot installation with Ubuntu 16 successfully and used it to do some test. Now I don’t want to boot to Ubuntu everytime. But I could not find any app from store to allow accessing the ext3/ext4 file systems. How can I resolve the problem on my PC?
The Ext2Fsd is an open source Linux ext2/ext3 file system driver and works with Windows 10.
* Ext2Fsd works fine for ext3/ext4 and htree index on my Windows 10 tablet, and it is a bit more fiddly. However, once you have enabled the Secure Boot, the Driver require WHQL signature. For secure reason, you could try another method below.
How to browse Ubuntu Linux ext3/ext4 Files by GUI in Windows 10
* Make sure your system is Anniversary Update or the higher 64-bit version which supports Windows Subsystem for Linux. The feature doesn’t work on the 32-bit version.
* Type Control Panel in Start menu, and open the top one from result.
* Navigate to the Programs & Features > Turn Windows features on or off.
* Locate the Ubuntu add-in, check its box and press OK button. Then restart the system to install it.
* Open the Start menu and search for Ubuntu shortcut to open the full command-line bash shell based on Ubuntu. Use the command
sudo apt-get --"the-Dolphin-package-name"
and install the Dolphin file manager.
* Go back your desktop on your Windows system, download the Xserver software in Edge and install it normally.
* Return to the Bash window, and set display:=0:0, then run Dolphin –ignore command. You will get lots of messages appeaing on the screen.
* Finally double click on the Xlaunch icon to open the Xserver. Now I am able to easily browse those files and folders from a local xfs/ext4 formatted drive if I attach it, as well as the a networked drive. I can also use the notepad to edit KATE/KWRITE.