Enabling Microsoft Windows OS to support file systems used by other operating systems like Linux can be a huge challenge, especially when there is no software application that can handle that task. But as of now, there are utilities available that can enable Windows OS to support Linux native ext2, ext3 and ext4 file systems. One of these utilities is the Ext2 Volume manager.
This tool is an open source file system driver that comes with several features and uses, including drive letter assignment, viewing advanced properties for a drive or partition and more.
It has full support for ext3 journal file system.
The Global Volume Settings feature allows you to set all volumes to be loaded in ‘read-only’ mode. You can also set the drive letters to be assigned automatically, and files which have a certain heading or ending (suffix or prefix) to be hidden.
It is a lightweight freeware application which enables you to have a new partition type onto your system without requiring lengthy procedures. Also available in the utility package is an application which provides an intuitive interface for managing and controlling system volume levels.
Ext2 Volume Manager is licensed as freeware for PC or laptop with Windows 32 bit and 64 bit operating system. It is in os enhancements category and is available to all software users as a free download.