DiskInternals Linux Reader v3.0.0 Updated

billon on 24 Jun 2018
  • 21MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Jun 2018
  • Suggested by AlephX

DiskInternals Linux Reader provides several disk management tools in an easy-to-use interface. Most notably it includes a tool for reading disks formatted to to a variety of file systems for Mac and Linux, as well as virtual disks from VMware, VirtualBox, VirtualPC and Parallels (VMDK, VHD, VDI, HDS), as well as a disk image creator. The interface includes a disk usage window, basic file search, and a preview option for pictures and text.

Can create disk images (.img and .dsk), including boot sector. Filesystems supported include:

  • Ext2/3/4
  • ReiserFS, Reiser4
  • HFS, HFS+ (Mac OS)
  • FAT, exFAT
  • NTFS, ReFS (next-gen Windows filesystem)
  • UFS2

A 64-bit version is available (within the folder).

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No. HKLM\SOFTWARE\DiskInternals, HKCU\Software\DiskInternals
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract the files with Universal Extractor to a temporary folder
  2. Move the contents of $INSTDIR to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch LinuxReader.exe (for 32-bit OS) or LinuxReader64.exe (for 64-bit OS)
Similar/alternative apps: Explore2fs Portable Edition

12 comments on DiskInternals Linux Reader  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

wgl 2007-02-21 04:45

Remember you have to open the .exe with a packer like 7zip.
The Program works fine, it instantly recognized my ext drives and lets me read-access them, 2MB small and tidy -- i like it.
Running it the first time created a tiny registry entry (only a run entry) on my pc, (can be found searching for "diskinternals" e.g.), so i removed that one and tried again - it still worked perfectly and no new entry was created, so it must have been my fault.

Nice portable application :)

Fred 2007-09-13 14:22

I try this tool, but it not works for me, until I recognize that I am fool. Reason is that I have Suse Linux which is on ReiserFS partition. So if someone need aplication to copy files from Suse, he can use this http://yareg.akucom.de/ it seems to not write to registry - probably well portable.

psonar 2009-04-23 15:44

Seems to need admin rights, so no good for looking at a USB linux install from Windows on a public computer...

Program seems to run fine but gives a "need admin rights" type error message when attempting to search for linux partitions.

Midas 2014-11-17 20:04

Direct access to disks always requires administrative rights in Windows...


AdrianK_IT 2015-08-21 17:11

There does not seem to be a need to provide separate 32-bit and 64-bit download links; they appear to point to the same file (which contains both versions, when extracted/installed).


Checker 2015-08-21 18:13

@AdrianK_IT: Thanks ... database entry corrected ;)


Midas 2015-08-26 13:42

@checker: without the 64-bit link, unattentive newcomers might assume the program is 32-bit only...


Checker 2015-08-26 17:48

@Midas: That's why I added "A 64-bit version is available (within the folder)." at the description ;)


webfork 2016-01-13 20:08

This program saved me when I had a Win7 VMware installation go corrupt on me. Fantastic.


Midas 2016-01-14 15:28

@checker: after my experience with the largely illiterate (*ducks*) masses of the Net, I believe a link is more eloquent and straightforward than a note. For one, it's part of the the database structure, while a note is easy to overlook. I motion for the link to be reinstated.


SYSTEM 2016-01-14 16:11

@Midas: I agree. I was the one who added the 64-bit download link before Checker removed it.


webfork 2017-03-01 19:13

Tested with Mac-formatted HFS+ drive today and this worked beautifully. Very easy and fast.


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