The EXT2 file extension is related to the Linux operating system and used for files related to Linux second extended file system.

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EXT2 file extension - Linux second extended file system file

What is ext2 file? How to open ext2 files?

File type specification:

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The EXT2 file extension is associated with Linux operating system and other Unix based operating systems that support ext2 file system for hard drives and flash disks. The .ext2 file stores various data for internal purposes of ext2 file system. It was replaced by ext3 and ext4.

The default software associated to ext2 file type:

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  Various Linux developers

Linux is family of Unix-based operating systems. Linux kernel supports variety of devices such as desktop computers, smart phones, tablet computers, routers, video game consoles etc. Linux is also leading operating system for servers. Linux is available for free in many distributions on the Internet.

Popular distributions for desktops are Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE, Debian. For servers are variants of Red Hat, Xandros, Slackware, Debian, SUSE etc.

Operating system for smart phones called Android is also based on Linux. Nokia developed Linux based operating systems for smart phones called MeeGo and Maemo.

Help how to open EXT2 files:

This file type is not meant to be opened directly, there is no software that could open and work with it directly, or there is no information available in public sources about opening this file type. This is usually the case of some internal data files, caches, temporary files etc.

How to convert file with extension EXT2:

As far as we know, this .ext2 file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .ext2 file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open ext2 file, edit ext2 file, convert ext2 file, view ext2 file, play ext2 file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

  • Others ext2 file

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with ext2 file - Linux second extended file system file

Click on the software link for more information about Linux operating systems. Linux operating systems uses ext2 file type for its internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open file actions (eg. to install/execute/support an application itself, to store application or user data, configure program etc.).

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