Free Ext2/Ext3/Ext4 Read and Write solutions in Mac OS X El Capitan, Sierra

Ext4 El Capitan

How to mount Ext4 drive in Mac OS X El Capitan, MacOS Sierra? Look at the following free solutions to Read and Write to Ext2/Ext3/Ext4 drive in Mac OS X in seconds.

EXT stands for Extended File System. EXT2, EXT3, and EXT4 are different versions file systems which is used commonly by Linux. By default, Mac OS X does not enable to Read/Write to EXT partitions. Without external utilities, Mac users are not able to mount EXT drives.

God blessing, we have some Free solutions to manage EXT2/3/4 in Mac OS X all versions.

Mount EXT2/3/4 in Mac OS X using OSXFUSE and Ext2 FUSE module

Remember to check on “MacFUSE Compatibility Layer” option
  • After rebooting, Fuse for OS X control panel must appears in the System Preferences
  • Enabling EXT Write Support in Mac OS X using FUSE-EXT2

FUSE-EXT2 installation

  • Restart the Mac again then use the following command line to enable EXT Write support

sudo sed -e ‘s/OPTIONS=”auto_xattr,defer_permissions”/OPTIONS=”auto_xattr,defer_permissions,rw+”/’ -i .orig /System/Library/Filesystems/fuse-ext2.fs/fuse-ext2.util

This solutions may not work well with EXT4 in El Capitan and big number of files and large EXT Drive volume. I can not be sure 100% that we can avoid possible risks of damaging the Linux partition or drives file system by using above steps.

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