Paragon Software Introduces New Linux File Systems for Windows: High-Speed Access to ExtFS, Btrfs, XFS from Your Windows PC

Paragon Software releases Linux File Systems for Windows. Now you can easily access disks and partitions formatted under the most common Linux file systems directly from your Windows PC. Linux File Systems for Windows by Paragon Software offers high-speed access to Linux file systems and supports Secure Boot protocol — there’s no need to turn off the driver when working with Linux volumes.

Features:

  • Create, read, modify, copy, delete files on ExtFS volumes.
  • Read files on Btrfs, XFS volumes.
  • Full support for Secure Boot protocol.

Supported Operating Systems:

  • Windows 7, 8/8.1, 10 (x64/x86)
  • Windows Server 2008, 2012, 2016 (x64)

Availability:

Download a 10-day trial version from https://backstage.paragon-software.com/home/linuxfs-windows/. The trial period can be extended by sharing a post about the product on Facebook.

If you have already purchased Paragon ExtFS for Windows or Paragon ExtFS for Windows Professional, you can upgrade your product free via MyParagon account at https://my.paragon-software.com/#/login.

New users can purchase Linux File Systems for Windows for $19.95.

About Paragon Software

Since 1994, Paragon Software has been delivering reliable software products and technology solutions that every day help users, IT professionals, and businesses keep data healthy and safe. We offer file systems and storage management, deployment and migration of heterogeneous appliances and systems, data protection, business continuity and disaster recovery for hybrid environments. Our global business partners include AJA, Asus, QNAP, Western Digital, ZTE, and many others.

Introducing APFS for Linux – Industry-first ISV Driver to Deliver Apple File System Support

Today we release APFS for Linux—the industry’s first driver that allows OEM solutions and embedded systems to access Apple File System volumes from Linux. This technology is already available for licensing to manufacturers of information appliances (e.g., set-top units, smart TVs, PVRs), infotainment and surveillance systems, medical equipment, network appliances (such as routers, switches, WAPs), and other devices.

  

Key features:

  • Use shell scripts to build, install, and uninstall the driver,
  • List and read APFS volumes formatted with macOS,
  • Read files up to 100GB in size,
  • Read resident and fragmented files,
  • Read file metadata and access rights.

Key benefits:

  • Easily evaluate how it fits into your technical and business needs,
  • Integrate APFS for Linux with other file system drivers by Paragon Software,
  • Contact Paragon engineering team to help with technical questions;
  • Contact Paragon business team to help with solution design, integration, and maintenance.

Availability:

To download the technology preview version APFS for Linux, please visit https://backstage.paragon-software.com/business/apfs-linux/

About Paragon Software

Since 1994, Paragon Software has been delivering best-of-breed solutions to enable assorted file systems across heterogeneous platforms and environments.
Carefully designed for data safety, robust performance, and unobtrusive operability, this technology powers users and businesses across the world, including Belkin, Bosch, Cisco, D-Link, Dell, Toshiba, HP, Western Digital Corp., ASUS, Seagate, LG Electronics, Logitech, Buffalo, Acer, EMC/Iomega, Siemens, Lenovo, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, and ZTE.

It’s Cyber Monday!

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Paragon Software Group Releases Hard Disk Manager Version 16 with Redesigned UI, New Backup Wizards and 35 Key Features for Home Users!

Paragon Software Group releases the latest edition of Paragon Hard Disk Manager 16 – a complete all-in-one software to protect, maintain, and manage PC data. This software assembles more than thirty advanced data management technologies, including partitioning, boot correction, file and image backup, disk copying, secure data wiping (including on SSDs), and flexible recovery options. Even more, the most essential easy-to-use backup and recovery functionality is available free of charge — including Recovery Media Builder in case of data loss. Additional backup and partitioning features are available at the cost for advanced users. The new release offers a completely redesigned, intuitive UI, new handy graphics to represent feature sets, and advanced functionality to accomplish system and data management tasks easier than ever. Complete backup strategies save time and effort in configuring regular backup jobs for entire computers, individual volumes, or files. In addition to regular backups, the new release allows users to restore older copies of data files from archives created by earlier software editions.

The latest edition of Paragon Hard Disk Manager 16 also provides advanced users full control via additional backup strategy settings. The new Create Backup Job Wizard makes complex backup processes simple and ultra-fast, allowing users to define automatic backup jobs by selecting from predefined strategies. Create Backup Job Wizard has several built-in automatic backup strategies to choose from, or users can create their own. When creating your own backup strategies, users specify the start time (daily, weekly, monthly, or at specific events, such as system start or user login), adjust the number of increments created, define a strategy for deleting old archives, and control other options, such as shutting down the PC after backup. Another handy new feature is the creation of network connections, which are used to save backups on networked storage.

Despite the name, Paragon Hard Disk Manager is not only great for hard disk drives but also for solid state drives (SSDs) and virtual disks. This utility helps the home user backup and restore anything with an exact replica of a selected partition or system disk; manage partitions; permanently wipe sensitive data; and migrate specific files or the entire operating system to different storage devices. In the event of data loss, powerful restore options allow users to easily recover anything from the full system to individual files or folders. In case of boot-related problems like file system corruption or hard drive failure, the free Recovery Media Builder included in the basic version helps users create a backup that might later restore files in case booting into Windows the normal way is not possible. Most importantly, if ransomware or other malware encrypts files, the user can safely recover data using the Recovery Media Builder and restore the system to normal quickly and effortlessly.

Key features:

  • Supports Windows 10 Fall Creators Update;
  • Complete backup strategies save time and effort when configuring regular backup jobs for entire computers, individual volumes, or files;
  • Fast and safe migrations of Windows OS single partitions or entire disks to new storage devices, even those of smaller capacity;
  • Easiest, fastest, and most rock-solid drive partitioning of physical and virtual hard disk drives on the market;
  • Fix most boot issues in a couple of minutes without turning to restore or other advanced actions;
  • Permanent irreversible data erasure from any storage media type with SSD Trimming and wiping algorithms;
  • Completely new UI helps manage systems easier than ever;
  • Define scenario-based backup jobs;
  • Quick standalone/single time backups;
  • All wizards redesigned to cover more scenarios. The new UI combines wizards into modules representing a specific feature set to guide users to the right selection:

Backup & Recovery:

  • Create single backup;
  • Create backup job;
  • Restore backup;
  • File Transfer Wizard.

Partition Manager:

  • Undelete partitions;
  • Split partition;
  • Redistribute free space;
  • Merge partitions;

Disk Wiper:

  • Wipe disks or partitions;

Drive Copy:

  • Migrate (with Copy HDD and Copy partition);
  • Redesigned Express view provides ad hoc access to all wizards, each organized by color;
  • Direct control over partitioning: Move and resize partitions via drag and drop in “My Computer” disk map view or launch specific tasks via dialog:
  • Test partition surface;
  • Change primary slots;
  • Convert file system;
  • Set partition as active/inactive;
  • Convert to MBR/GPT disk;
  • Change volume label;
  • Format volume;
  • Delete volume;
  • Check File System integrity;
  • Create volume;
  • Move partition;
  • Resize partition;
  • Change drive letter;
  • Hide/unhide partition;
  • Make partition Active/Inactive;
  • Convert to logical/primary;
  • View/Edit sectors;
  • Compact MFT;
  • Defragment MFT;
  • Change partition serial number;
  • Connect virtual disk.
  • Redesigned “Show advanced properties dialog;”
  • Separate whole computer backup scenario allows users to back up all data on a PC worry-free in just three clicks;
  • Restore several objects (disks, partitions, files) in a single pass without repeatedly running wizards multiple times;
  • Fast migration to new HDDs & SSDs.

Additional functionality is also available for $79.95. Differences between basic and advanced functionality can be found at https://backstage.paragon-software.com/home/hdm-windows/#features

System requirements:

Windows 7 SP1 and later.

Availability:

Paragon Hard Disk Manager Version 16 is available for free download at https://backstage.paragon-software.com/home/hdm-windows/ Basic functionality is available free of charge. Advanced functionality is available for $79.95.

Paragon NTFS for Mac 15 supports macOS 10.13 High Sierra and is now available as a free update to all Paragon NTFS for Mac 15 customers!

Paragon NTFS for Mac is the industry’s fastest, high-performance, multilingual utility that solves interoperability issues between macOS and Windows. The 15th edition announced earlier this year comes with a completely new, ultra-fast engine guaranteeing advanced support of the latest NTFS file systems, including Windows 10 system compression. The new UI makes is easier than ever to access information and manage the system. Now Paragon NTFS for Mac 15 provides full fledged read and write support of NTFS formatted volumes on macOS High Sierra and is available for download at https://www.paragon-software.com/landing-pages/ntfs-mac/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=ntfs14-15-en&utm_campaign=rss-ntfs14-15-en