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Explore2fs is a GUI explorer tool for accessing ext2 and ext3 filesystems. It runs under all versions of Windows and can read almost any ext2 and ext3 filesystem.

A beta version of Virtual Volumes is now available. This is a technology preview for Explore2fs 2. Virtual Volumes also has the ability to read ReiserFS and many other filesystems.

Downloads for explore2fs family
Program Version Content Format Platform Download
Installation Instructions
diskio 2 Source .zip C++ diskio2.zip
explore2fs 1.08beta9 Binary .zip Windows explore2fs-1.08beta9.zip
explore2fs 1.08beta9 Source .zip Delphi explore2fs-1.08beta9.src.zip
explore2fs 1.07 Binary .zip Windows explore2fs-1.07.zip
explore2fs 1.07 Source .zip Delphi explore2fs-1.07.src.zip
explore2fs 1.06 Binary .zip Windows explore2fs-1.06.zip
explore2fs 1.06 Source .zip Delphi explore2fs-1.06.src.zip
autoupdate 1.02 Source .zip Delphi autoupdate-1.02-src.zip

Windows 95, 98 & ME users should use explore2fs-1.06.zip. Everyone else should use explore2fs-1.08beta9.zip.

Supported versions of Windows:

  • Windows 95
  • Windows 98
  • Windows 98SE
  • Windows ME
  • Windows NT 4.0
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows XP SP2
  • Windows Server 2003


  • Reads ext2
  • Reads ext3
  • Drag & Drop
  • 1.44Meg Floppy Disk Support
  • LS120 Floppy Disk Support
  • ZIP & Jazz Disk Support
  • USB & CF Disk Support
  • CDROM Support
  • Supports Windows 98 extended partition scheme
  • Export files as binary
  • Export files as text
  • Export directory
  • View/Execute file
  • Large disk support
  • Large file support
  • LVM2
  • ReiserFS Detection
  • Unicode UTF8 support
  • Preserve time stamps on export

Original explore2fs web site

Development on this project is funded by donations. If you like it, please donate. As little as $5 can ensure that Explore2fs continues to be maintained in the future.