How to format xfs with Windows

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I used to have linux and works with XFS data. I’m currently using windows, how do I work or can someone teach me the basics how to format xfs with windows without using linux on my computer. Data is on a partition which is inaccessible at this point. Help me out, thanks

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Answered By 30 points N/A #132995

How to format xfs with Windows


Hi Roger Neil,

The problem of Windows not accessing the XFS file system of Linux is very common. I am afraid the problem still persists. There is no driver/utility/app available to access XFS directly from Windows till now.

I am giving you some workaround which may help you to get rid of the problem.

1. You can install a Linux virtual machine in your Windows PC & access XFS through Samba from that VM. If you have the required resources to install VM in your PC I recommend you go for this option. You can use coLinux as your VM.

You can find it here.

2. There are drivers for Ext2, Ext3 file system to access from Windows. If you still have a Linux machine you can save the XFS file to mention file format if possible & use it from Windows. You can find the drivers here.

3. Another option is to buy UFS explorer from here which in your case might not feasible. You will find your problem solved through UFS explorer but its original purpose is a little bit different.

Thanks & Regards,


Answered By 5 points N/A #199328

How to format xfs with Windows


Hello Roger Neil,

You are facing problem about XFS data. You can use XFS reader. You can download it from here.

You can download from here also. Please visit this site for your better exploration.

Hope you got the answer and can download it successfully and your problems will be solved.

If you have another Issue, keeps visiting Here for further information.

Have a good time.

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