Read/Write XFS Partition in Windows 10 x64

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  1. wuhoatu

    wuhoatu MDL Member

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    I need to copy data from a Linux HDD (XFS format). Any tool can do it within Windows 10 x64???
    Many THX.

    I already tried many tool such as Ext2fs, Linux Reader ... without sucess.
     
  2. SOCRATE_MMXII

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  6. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    Then you did not see my post either :p but ubuntu is free to use but there is much money involved I believe :D
     
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  8. endbase

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    I was wondering the same :D
     
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  9. SOCRATE_MMXII

    SOCRATE_MMXII MDL Expert

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    @EFA11: quote from the project homepage:

    I've seen it while searching, but I didn't post the link due to the quote above.
     
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  10. EFA11

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    so it doesn't work because discontinued or? *dunno about Win10 lol*
     
  11. Dragorth

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    This isn't the same thing. CoLinux will actually read Linux filesystems, while Bash on Windows may or may not. CoLinux is the actual kernel, and includes support for all the linux file systems. Microsoft's just announced solution only provides a compatibility layer that emulates a subset of the Linux kernel. In the Q&A session on Channel 9, they confirmed they hadn't even tried it yet, let alone promising it would work.
     
  12. T-S

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    The most obvious way is to boot with a live distro, mount the linux hdd, mount a suitable windows partition, then copy your files

    But you can also use any virtualizzation sw, from Hyper-V, which is included in windows, to vmware or virtualbox.

    Install a linux copy, mount the intended HDD and copy your files
     
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  13. SOCRATE_MMXII

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    @T-S: I agree with you, but the OP says "within Windows 10". ;)
     
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  14. T-S

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    I've posted both the quick and easy solution and the "within windows" one.

    I'm not aware of any driver or utilities that can access XFS partitions, aven the great FTK Imager dont support it.

    So a visualized linux is the next best option, maybe Cygwin is the third one.
     
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  15. Superfly

    Superfly MDL Expert

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    You can copy files from different file systems but they only reference the metadata - thus the file will not launch.
     
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  16. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    As long it is data there is no problem I guess ;)
     
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  17. EFA11

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    could just boot a live-cd and mount the windows volume and copy data that way
     
  18. Superfly

    Superfly MDL Expert

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    Not quite, the OS uses a wrapper .. it first checks the header signature as to what type of file it is then assigns an app to launch it (eg. Notepad.. whatever - irrespective of the extension)
     
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