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Access XFS partitions from Windows

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XFS is a high-performance 64-bit journaling file system created by Silicon Graphics, Inc, and was ported to the Linux kernel in 2001. Nowadays, most Linux distributions support XFS , and use it as the default file system. Windows doesn't support XFS file system, so if you connect a XFS drive to a Windows computer, it can not be recognized by the system. With PowerISO, you can browse files in a XFS drive, and extract files to local folder if needed.

To access files in XFS drive / partition, please follow the steps,

  • Connect the drive containing XFS partitions to the computer. The drive can be connected through USB port, internal SATA / IDE surface, and etc.

  • Run PowerISO.

  • Choose "Files > Open USB drive / hard drive..." menu.

  • PowerISO shows "Open USB drive / hard drive" dialog. If you are using Windows Vista or above operating systems, you need confirm UAC dialog box to continue.

Select the correct drive from the drive list. The detailed information of the drive shows in the dialog, such as capacity, sector size, total sectors, and etc..

Click "OK" button in the dialog.

  • A dialog box will open showing all partitions in the drive. You can select the desired partition from the list and click "Open" button to open the selected partition. 

  • PowerISO will open the selected partition in the drive and list all files in the partition. The partition type (XFS) shows in the right bottom of PowerISO window.  To extract files in the XFS partition,  select the files in the list, and click "Extract" button.

  • The "Extract" dialog will open. Enter the extract destination folder, and press "OK" button to start extraction.

  • PowerISO will start extracting selected files and folders. If no file is selected, all files in the partition will be extracted. You can access extracted files after the extraction completes.


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