The problem is that I’m using Windows 10, so none of the Windows programmes work with Linux partition. Is there a safe and reliable tool for Windows that can make an ext4 partition?”
Do you still look at a thousand of the most basic web pages about making an EXT4 partition in Windows 11/10? If you follow the detailed instructions, you may be able to set Windows 11 or Windows 10 to create an EXT4 partition as quickly as possible. With EaseUS Partition Master, making steps is not a bothersome task.
What is the EXT4 file system
EXT4, which stands for “fourth extended file system,” is the file system that Linux uses. It replaced ext3. EXT4 is a bigger improvement over EXT3, and many of its features were first made by the Cluster file system from 2003 to 2006 to improve performance and increase the amount of space that could be used.
However, some Linux kernel developers don’t accept extensions to EXT3 because they don’t think it’s stable enough. They say that the source code for EXT3 should be split off and renamed EXT4. Then, in 2006, the person who was in charge of the EXT3 file system announced a new plan for EXT4.
Main Features of EXT4:
- Larger file system/file size.
- More sub-directories
- Log verification function
Larger file system/file size
EXT3 has a maximum file system size of 16TB and a maximum file size of 2TB. EXT4, on the other hand, has a maximum file system size of 1EB (1EB = 1024PB = 1024 * 1024TB = 1024 * 1024 GB) and a maximum file size of 16TB. This is because EXT4 adds 48 bits to block addressing. (1EB = 1024PB = 1024 * 1024TB = 1024 * 1024 GB)
EXT3 only lets you have 32,000 sub-directories, but EXT4 gets rid of this limit and, in theory, lets you have as many sub-directories as you want.
Log verification function
The log is the part of the file system that is used the most. The log is also easy to mess up, and if you try to get data from a messed up log, you’ll mess up even more data.
The log data gets a check function with EXT4. With the log check function, it is easy to see if the log data is broken. And EXT4 combines EXT3’s two-stage logging system into a single-stage system, which improves performance and security.
Can Windows 11 or Windows 10 make an EXT4 partition?
NO is the answer. Since Windows 11/10 doesn’t know how to read the Linux file system partition. Windows does not work with EXT4.
- In Disk Management, you can not choose partition format as EXT4. Here is three default disk partition — FAT/FAT32/NTFS.
- 2. In file explorer, you can not view the EXT4 partition. It shows RAW.
- 3. In the diskpart cmd, it is failed to create EXT4 volume. Here shows a warning: Files systems are not compatible.
So you can’t make an EXT4 partition in Windows unless you use third-party software or run two operating systems at the same time. If your computer can run both Windows and Linux, you may need to use Windows to access data on the Linux system. This guide is mostly about how to create Linux EXT4 in Windows.
How to create Windows 11/10 EXT4 partition with EaseUS partition master
Step 1. Launch EaseUS Partition Master. On the main window, right-click on the unallocated space on your hard drive or external storage device and select “Create”.
Step 2. Adjust the partition size, file system (Choose the file system based on your need), label, etc. for the new partition and click “OK” to continue.
Step 3. Click on the “Execute 1 Task(s)” button and create a new partition by clicking “Apply”.
We have already stated that we were unable to create an EXT4 partition using Windows Disk Management, file explorer, or the Diskpart command. Here, we offer EaseUS partition master, a programme specifically designed to assist you create Linux partitions with a few mouse clicks.