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28 May 2021

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Software Author(s):

  • DiskInternals


linux reader

Linux Reader

This is not the latest version of Linux Reader available.

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Software Author(s):

  • DiskInternals


linux reader

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Linux Reader

This is not the latest version of Linux Reader available.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

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3 Passing Tests

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files


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
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

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

See docs at

    Name: linux-reader,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

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

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

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

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install linux-reader version="" 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 28 May 2021.


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 Parameters

The following package parameters can be set:

  • /NOICON - Remove the desktop icon

choco install innosetup --params "'/NOICON'"

To have choco remember parameters on upgrade, be sure to set choco feature enable -n=useRememberedArgumentsForUpgrades.

DiskInternals Linux Reader Copyright(c) 2003-2020 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.
Verification is intended to assist the Chocolatey moderators and community
in verifying that this package's contents are trustworthy.

The embedded software have been downloaded from the listed download
location on <>
and can be verified by doing the following:

1. Download the following:
  32-Bit software: <>
2. Get the checksum using one of the following methods:
  - Using powershell function 'Get-FileHash'
  - Use chocolatey utility 'checksum.exe'
3. The checksums should match the following:

  checksum type: sha256
  checksum32: 52F22F553BC50B287C09F9BBC98832D6A27147A98F5937B1C984B07A3433F7C3

The license is not available online, can only be verified by installing the package and look at the included license.txt file.
In most cases, this license should be available in: ${env:ProgramFiles(x86)}\DiskInternals\Linux Reader
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
$toolsPath = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName    = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  fileType       = 'EXE'
  file           = "$toolsPath\Linux_Reader.exe"
  silentArgs     = '/S'
  validExitCodes = @(0)
  softwareName   = 'DiskInternals Linux Reader'

Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage @packageArgs

$pp = Get-PackageParameters
$shortcutName = 'DiskInternals Research.lnk'
$shortcut = Join-Path ([Environment]::GetFolderPath("Desktop")) $shortcutName

if ($pp['NOICON']) {
  if (Test-Path $shortcut) {
    Remove-Item $shortcut
    Write-Host -ForegroundColor green 'Removed ' $shortcut
  else {
    Write-Warning 'Did not find ' $shortcut
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName    = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  softwareName   = 'DiskInternals Linux Reader'
  fileType       = 'exe'
  silentArgs     = "/S"
  validExitCodes = @(0, 3010, 1641)

$uninstalled = $false

[array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey @packageArgs

if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
  $key | ForEach-Object {
    $packageArgs['file'] = "$($_.UninstallString)"

    Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
  Write-Warning "$($packageArgs.packageName) has already been uninstalled by other means."
elseif ($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 the package maintainer that the following keys were matched:"
  $key | ForEach-Object { Write-Warning "- $($_.DisplayName)" }
md5: 342F6A946DFED3B2A2AF378AFA26E9DE | sha1: B9D68F04F3757ACA051117DB6FAFF0803477A456 | sha256: 52F22F553BC50B287C09F9BBC98832D6A27147A98F5937B1C984B07A3433F7C3 | sha512: 7A42614C86BA161A52195E83727019016A18D6562BFE480073878F8E802BC515EAA70F1C433E33FC7515DCD18BD69EB07755E31B86FD64C03D9B47545E556D6A

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

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 4.9.1 458 Wednesday, October 13, 2021 Approved
Linux Reader 4.9 535 Thursday, September 30, 2021 Approved
Linux Reader 1185 Friday, May 28, 2021 Approved
Linux Reader 4.8.3 656 Thursday, April 15, 2021 Approved
Linux Reader 4.8.2 268 Saturday, April 10, 2021 Approved
Linux Reader 4.8 300 Monday, March 29, 2021 Approved
Linux Reader 4.7.1 900 Saturday, January 23, 2021 Approved
Linux Reader 4.7 470 Friday, January 1, 2021 Approved
Linux Reader 554 Sunday, November 29, 2020 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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