WinBtrfs - an open-source btrfs driver for Windows (by maharmstone)


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10 days ago

maharmstone/btrfs is an open source project licensed under GNU Lesser General Public License v3.0 only which is an OSI approved license.

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NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts. Hence, a higher number means a better btrfs alternative or higher similarity.


Posts where btrfs has been mentioned. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects - the last one was on 2021-02-21.
  • Me first time installing Arch.
    Interestingly enough Windows has quite a good BTRFS driver
  • WD My Book 12TB doesn't support ext4 or btrfs filesystems?
  • Any way to assign a drive letter to an Ubuntu partition?
    There is the BTRFS (a newish filesystem) that has support in linux and in windows ->
  • Option to pass-through a filesystem? | 2021-03-23
    You could reformat to btrfs as well, as Windows supports btrfs through WinBTRFS and btrfs is better supported on Linux than NTFS (although the latter is passable and should get better in the future with the upcoming native read/write driver).
  • File system for external drive
    Not quite right. There are various tools under Windows that allow read and partially write access to partitions with Linux file systems. For example
  • How should I make my partitions?
    There is a BTRFS driver for windows - that i have heard works decently well. And you can use BTRFS in linux.
  • Super slow transfer over USB | 2021-02-26
    Driver is also open source
  • What Drive File System works the best for Both Linux and Windows
    if you are experimenting friendly you could give btrfs a try it supports Linux permissions unlike exFAT but needs a Windows driver which actually works quite well
    I suggest you to use btrfs. It's natively supported by Linux and there is a driver for windows here
  • I have did manual partitioning and want to confirm I did it right before installing
    I've been using btrfs with this driver, for about a year now, on a raid0 using mdadm dual booting win 10 and Linux, hadn't had any problems yet.
  • It is 2021 and disk fragmentation is still a thing...
    Not in the kernel but a signed driver: qote from github 'The driver is signed, so should work out of the box on modern versions of Windows.'
  • Files system !
    Windows does not support any Linux file system. However, there are tools / drivers that allow access. In the case of btrfs, for example,
  • Btrfs Is Becoming The Best Filesystem For Dual | 2021-01-24
    There's an issue tracking this: