Ext2 Installable File System For Windows

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Setup Wizard

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A step-by-step wizard does the setup procedure.

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This option allows you to prevent write access by the program to available Ext2 volumes. This is useful if you wish to secure an Ext2 volume against undesired modifications when running Windows.

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Choose whether you want to use UTF-8 encoding. Note that all recent Linux distributions use UTF-8 encoding. If this option is not enabled, the Ext2 driver will use the current Windows OEM code page.

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You have to decide whether you want to enable the large file feature. It is for files larger than 2 GBytes. (Please read the FAQ section, too.) If you have a recent Linux distribution you should enable the large file feature.

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The wizard allows you to assign drive letters to the Ext2 volumes. A partition scheme of all hard disks of the computer is shown. If you want to configure drive letters at a later stage you may use the "IFS Drives" item, which has been installed on the control panel.

The "IFS Drives" item at the control panel

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The "IFS Drives" item installed on the control panel allows you to maintain drive letters of Ext2 volumes very similar to the setup wizard.

With Windows XP or higher, the "IFS Drives" panel of the control window has an additional option:
"Automatically assign drive letter when connecting a device for the first time".

This option decides what happens when a device, e.g. an external USB hard disk drive, is plugged in for the first time (after installation of the Ext2 IFS 1.11 software): When this feature is enabled, drive letters are created for all (non-Windows) partitions of the device. Otherwise you have to create drive letters manually in the "IFS Drives" item on the control panel, but only once initially.

Using paging files on Ext2 volumes

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Here we have a Windows which runs with one paging file at an Ext2 volume only. If you do not have enough space on FAT or NTFS volumes, you may use Ext2 volumes instead.

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