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linux reader

Linux Reader

3.5.1 | Updated: 10/4/2019



Downloads of v 3.5.1:



Software Author(s):

  • DiskInternals


linux reader

Linux Reader 3.5.1

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To install Linux Reader, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Linux Reader, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Linux Reader, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade linux-reader -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade linux-reader -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure linux-reader installed
    name: linux-reader
    state: present
    version: 3.5.1
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

Coming early 2020! Central Managment Reporting available now! More information...

chocolatey_package 'linux-reader' do
  action    :install
  version  '3.5.1'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: linux-reader,
    Version: 3.5.1,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller linux-reader
   Name     = 'linux-reader'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '3.5.1'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'linux-reader':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '3.5.1',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install linux-reader version="3.5.1" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 10/4/2019.


Moved to internal package since the EULA allows distribution as long as the file is unmodified.

EULA not available online, see license.txt in Program files (x86)\DiskInternals\Linux Reader or in LICENSE.txt in the nupkg

How to get safe and quick access to alternative file systems? DiskInternals Linux Reader is a new easy way to do this. This program plays the role of a bridge between your Windows and Ext2/Ext3/Ext4, HFS and ReiserFS file systems.

This easy-to-use tool runs under Windows and allows you to browse Ext2/3/4, HFS and ReiserFS file systems
There are a number of evident merits of the program, which you should know. First of all, DiskInternals Linux Reader is absolutely free. Secondly, the program provides for read-only access and does not allow you to make records in file system partitions. This guarantees that the interference in an alterative file system will not affect the work of Linux later. Apart from this, it is necessary to note, that it gives you an opportunity to use common Windows Explorer for extracting data. A preview option for pictures is one more pleasant point, which is worth mentioning.

How to get safe and quick access to any file systems? DiskInternals Linux Reader is an easy and short way to solve the problem!

While saving, it ignores file security policies. It means that it is possible to access absolutely any file on a Linux disk from Windows. The program can create and open disk images.

Linux Reader is 100% FREE. Try it now.

Package Specific

Package Parameters

The following package parameters can be set:

  • /NOICON - Remove the desktop icon

To pass parameters, use --params "''" (e.g. choco install packageID [other options] --params="'/ITEM:value /ITEM2:value2 /FLAG_BOOLEAN'").
To have choco remember parameters on upgrade, be sure to set choco feature enable -n=useRememberedArgumentsForUpgrades.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
$toolsDir              = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$fileLocation          = Join-Path $toolsDir 'Linux_Reader.exe'
$pp                    = Get-PackageParameters
$shortcutName          = 'DiskInternals Research.lnk'
$shortcut              = Join-Path ([Environment]::GetFolderPath("Desktop")) $shortcutName

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  fileType      = 'EXE'
  file 			= $fileLocation
  silentArgs    = '/S'
  validExitCodes= @(0)

Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage @packageArgs

if ($pp['noicon']) {
	if (Test-Path $shortcut) {
		Remove-Item $shortcut
		Write-Host -ForegroundColor green 'Removed ' $shortcut
	} else {
		Write-Host -ForegroundColor yellow 'Did not find ' $shortcut

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
$start = [Environment]::GetFolderPath("commonstartmenu")
$shortcutFolder = join-path $start  "programs\DiskInternals"

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  softwareName  = 'DiskInternals Linux Reader*'
  fileType      = 'EXE'
  silentArgs   = '/S'

$uninstalled = $false
[array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName $packageArgs['softwareName']

if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
  $key | % { 
    $packageArgs['file'] = "$($_.UninstallString)"
    if ($packageArgs['fileType'] -eq 'MSI') {
      $packageArgs['silentArgs'] = "$($_.PSChildName) $($packageArgs['silentArgs'])"
      $packageArgs['file'] = ''
    } else {

    Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
	Write-host "Removing leftover shortcuts"
	Remove-item "$shortcutFolder\DiskInternals Linux Reader.lnk"
	Remove-item "$shortcutFolder\DiskInternals Research.lnk"
	if( (Get-ChildItem $shortcutFolder | Measure-Object).Count -eq 0) {
	Remove-item -Recurse $shortcutFolder
} elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
  Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
} elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
  Write-Warning "$($key.Count) matches found!"
  Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
  Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
  $key | % {Write-Warning "- $($_.DisplayName)"}

FROM: %program files (x86)%\DiskInternals\LinuxReader\License.txt

DiskInternals Linux Reader Copyright(c) 2003-2019 DiskInternals Research.
All rights reserved. 

IMPORTANT-READ CAREFULLY: This End-User License Agreement ("EULA") is a legal
agreement between you (either an individual or a single entity) later referred
to as "LICENSEE" and DiskInternals Research later referred to as "DiskInternals" for
the software product DiskInternals Linux Reader later referred to as "SOFTWARE". By
installing, copying, or otherwise using the SOFTWARE, you agree to be bound by
the terms of this EULA. If you do not agree to the terms of this EULA, do not
purchase, install or use the SOFTWARE.

The DiskInternals may have patents, patent applications, trademarks, copyrights, or
other intellectual property rights covering subject matter in this document.
The furnishing of this document does not give you any license to these
patents, trademarks, copyrights, or other intellectual property.


Copyright laws and international copyright treaties, as well as other
intellectual property laws and treaties protect the SOFTWARE. The SOFTWARE is

This EULA grants you the following rights: 
-You may use this SOFTWARE. "Use" of the SOFTWARE means that you have loaded,
installed or run the SOFTWARE on to a computer or server.
-You may use this SOFTWARE in compliance with all applicable laws and not for
any unlawful purpose. Without limiting the foregoing, use, display or
distribution of this SOFTWARE together with material that is pornographic,
racist, vulgar, obscene, defamatory, libelous, abusive, promoting hatred,
discriminating or displaying prejudice based on religion, ethnic heritage,
race sexual orientation or age is strictly prohibited.

This SOFTWARE may be distributed, provided that:
- Such distribution includes only the original distributive file supplied by
DiskInternals. You may not alter, delete or add any files in the distributive file or modify the SOFTWARE in any way.
- No money is charged to the person receiving this SOFTWARE, beyond
reasonable cost of packaging and other overhead.

- You may not reverse engineer, recompile, and disassembly, modify, translate
the SOFTWARE and make any attempt to discover the source code of the SOFTWARE. 
- You may not transfer, sell, re-sell, offer for sale or distribute the
SOFTWARE in any way except in accordance with paragraph 2 above. For
information about distribution of DiskInternals Software, contact us at
[email protected]


NO LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. To the maximum extent permitted by
applicable law, in no event shall the DiskInternals or its employees, contractors,
agents, distributors or suppliers be liable for any special, incidental,
indirect, or consequential damages whatsoever (including, without limitation,
damages for loss of business profits, business interruption, loss of business
information, loss of data, loss of business opportunity, loss or damages to
property, injuries to any person or any pecuniary loss,) arising out of the
use of or inability to use the SOFTWARE, even if the DiskInternals has been advised on
the possibility of such damages. In any case, the DiskInternals entire liability under
any provision of this EULA shall be limited EXCLUSIVELY TO PRODUCT

This agreement shall by laws of the Province of Ontario and the laws of
Canada applicable therein. You hereby irrevocably attorn and submit to the
non-exclusive jurisdiction of the court of Toronto, Ontario, and any competent
Courts of Appeal there from. If any provision shall be considered unlawful,
void or otherwise unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable
from this license and not affect the validity and enforceability of any other

The DiskInternals reserves all rights not expressly granted here.


I, the LICENSEE, acknowledge that I have read the above EULA and agree with
the terms and conditions of the agreement. I also agree that the EULA
supersedes any prior agreement, written or verbal, which may exist between me
and the DiskInternals on the subject of the SOFTWARE.
md5: 8535FBC02786E8F02ED1A1F3685C274D | sha1: 9A9E2C5BF7211F7D0E54FB2A41364F367FE84065 | sha256: 5B3F62F4D9B469898428E671155C2BF1B0C94DB443229621263CC75F0C794B9C | sha512: 30FB553E655FF8A57A8775117F62EF23CDB8ED5CE12DC7EA659CFFC6C5918C1F9F7164D8CDD36FE4BEABB7D60737A4A5076BCE47531B4C4A5CB7918106B77C55
Verification is intended to assist the Chocolatey moderators and community
in verifying that this package's contents are trustworthy.
1. Download

2. Get sha256 checksum of Linux_Reader.exe with utility of choice

3. Check that it matches checksum of included Linux_Reader.exe

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Linux Reader (Install) 3.5 175 Sunday, September 1, 2019 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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