Linux Data Recovery on Ext2 Ext3 File System

Despite of MS Windows’ worldwide presence in desktop OS market, Linux is a very famous operating system for Servers. Therefore, we empower our free data recovery software the ability to recover lost data on Linux file systems as well. Linux uses ext2, ext3, and ext4 file systems. Firstly, we give a brief introduction of the three.


Ext2 stands for second extended filesystem; it’s a file system for the Linux kernel. It was initially designed by Remy Card as a replacement for the extended file system (ext). Ext2 was the default filesystem in several Linux distributions, including Debian, and Red Hat Linux, until supplanted by ext3, which is almost completely compatible with ext2 and is a journaling file system. But ext2 is still the filesystem of choice for flash-based storage media, such as SD cards and USB flash drives. Ext4 was introduced in 2008. It supports huge individual file size and has several new features including multiblock allocation, journal checksum and journal-less mode support.


Easeus Data Recovery Wizard can recover your lost photos, documents, audios, videos, and archive files on ext2 or ext3 file system. Specifically, camera raw photos (camera manufacture’s proprietary image format is called raw image format) can be recovered, as well as common ones such as jpg, png, gif, bmp. Here’s a partial list of recoverable file formats:


Images: jpg, bmp, tiff, png, gif.

Raw images: ari, arw, bay, crw, cr2, cap, dng.

Documents: pdf, txt, rtf, doc, docx, ppt, pptx.

Audio: aac,mp3, 3gp, m4a, m3a, wma, wav.

Video: 3GP, RealMedia, QuickTime, MPEG, MPEGj-4, Flash, DVD, Blu-Ray, Windows Media.


Easeus Data Recovery Wizard allows you to preview the files, especially photos, before you recover them. It scans disk partition or the external flash media for deleted files, lists them for your preview and selection. You can recover the files you selected by clicking the recover button.


Easeus Data Recovery Wizard works on Windows; so you have to connect the storage media to a PC of Windows operating system at first. Download the data recovery software, install and use it to scan the external storage device. If you are a Linux user and have dual-OS, you can start the computer in Windows. Make sure you have access to the Linux partitions of ext3 on hard disk. Install Easeus Data Recovery Wizard on a Windows partition; scan and perform recovery on Linux partition. Good luck!



If your Windows does not recognize Linux file systems such as ext2 and ext3, you can do your research on the Web and get some tools to gain access. It’s easy.

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