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EXT2 Data Recovery with Free Files Recovery Software

Updated on Nov 05, 2018 by Daisy to Resource


Free EXT2 File/Data Recovery Software: Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition recovers deleted, lost, format files/folders from EXT partition.

What Is EXT2

The EXT2 or second extended file system is a file system for the Linux kernel. It was initially designed as a replacement for the extended file system. It is fast enough that it is used as the benchmarking standard. Its main drawback is that it is not a journaling file system. Its successor, EXT3, is a journaled file system and is almost entirely compatible with EXT2.

"Standard" EXT2 file system features:

  • The EXT2 file system supports standard Unix file types: regular files, directories, individual device files, and symbolic links.
  • The EXT2 file system can manage file systems created on large partitions. While the original kernel code restricted the maximal file system size to 2 GB, recent work in the VFS layer has raised this limit to 4 TB. Thus, it is now possible to use big disks without the need of creating many partitions.
  • EXT2 file system provides long file names. It uses variable length directory entries. The maximal file name size is 255 characters. This limit could be extended to 1012 if needed.
  • EXT2 file system reserves some blocks for the superuser (root). Usually, 5% of the blocks are reserved, which allows the administrator to recover quickly from situations where user processes fill up file systems.

Please see: FAT12 | FAT16 | VFAT | FAT32 | NTFS/NTFS5 | EXT | EXT2 | EXT3 | EXT4 | SWAP | exFAT | ReFS

Data Loss on an EXT2 Hard Drive

  • Missing file or directory
  • Formatted hard drive
  • Deleted file or directory
  • Unbootable hard drive
  • Inaccessible hard drive
  • Damaged or corrupted partition table

Free EXT2 Data Recovery Software

Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition is an easy and professional data recovery freeware which can recover files from EXT2 partition! Please see the detailed guide below. 

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard.

Since it's on Windows, the Linux drive partition will be recognized as 'lost partition' with no label or drive letter on it. Select the Lost Partition Files and click the "Scan" button.

select the deleted partition in the lost partition option

Step 2. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard will start a scan once you have clicked the button. Wait patiently during this process.

scan the deleted partition

Step 3. Recover wanted data from the ext2/ext3 drive.

You can find wanted data by clicking Deleted files, Filter or Extra Files. select found data and click the "Recover" button to recover lost ext2/ext3 data.

recover the wanted data from the deleted partition