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Mounting exFat on Linux

I was given a USB hard drive formatted in exFAT to mount on a system running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. I've installed the exfat-utils and fuse-exfat RPM's, but when I try to mount the exFAT ...
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USB flash drive keeps activating 'write protection' by itself. Disarms after unsafe removal

Drive history My 16gb Kingston USB flash drive has been consistently giving problems. Under Windows XP it kept saying 'This storage media is write protected' after copying over approximately ...
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Using a exFAT formatted disk for backups in Clonezilla

I want to create a backup image of my laptop disk to a 1TB external exFAT formatted disk using Clonezilla. However, it fails to recognize that the disk is exFAT, and it won't mount properly. How can ...
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ExFAT is good for flash drives only or it also gives benefits on external HDD, instead of NTFS?

I have external HDD that around 7 years old and decided to reformat it. I heard that exFAT is good for flash drives and keeps sectors alive longer, do this applies for external hard drive also? Any ...
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Mac OS X 10.7 won't mount 64GB exFat SDXC card

My dash cam uses exFAT for SD cards larger than 32GB, which are formatted FAT32. The system will not mount a 64GB micro SDXC (ExtraCapacity) without first reformatting it. How do I get Finder to ...
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stand alone system - exFAT support

I have ubuntu 14.04 and am attempting to get fuse-exfat and exfat-utils packages so I can install them on a stand alone system without any type of internet access. I don't seem to be able to ...
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Why is Windows 7 showing my Toshiba dwc130 3 TB external hard drive as full when there is only about 300 GB being used?

No errors other than it's showing full. I emptied the recycle bin and that freed up 512 KB. It's ExFat formatted. Disk Manager says it's healthy, error-checking scan says: No problems were found... ...
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Recover data from exFAT formatted HDD

I have a WD Elements 1TB HDD (originally with FAT32 system) which was mistakenly formatted (quickformat option) to exFAT file system using windows 7 format command. I primarily have personal photos, ...
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Is exFAT less efficient at utilising disk space than HFS+?

I'm using rsync to copy all files from one 3TB external disk formatted HFS+ to another 3TB external disk formatted exFAT. I've double checked both disks are exactly the same size and formatted the ...
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EXfat perfomance on harddrive

In windows administration tools, I can choose to format a internal hard drive as exfat. Harddrive is WDC WD10JPVX 1 TB model Should I use EXfat on a SATA hard drive?
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Easy2Boot not working with a exfat format

I am triying to multiboot a USB flash drive using Easy2Boot and it says: You can use FAT32 or NTFS (and with a few limitations an exFAT or ext2 formatted drive) But when I launch ...
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Can an OS X home dir be on an exFAT partition?

I am looking to move my Mavericks (OS X 10.9) home dir to a exFAT partition. (Why is not important right now - I am just looking for technical info.) Are there known limitations to doing this? If ...
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fuse-exfat often fails in Ubuntu 12.04?

Sometimes it fails after I remove my external drive which has several exfat volumes, and sometimes it fails at user log-in. Ubuntu system report says that it is the executable mount.exfat-fuse that ...
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Technical reason behind Mac OSX-formatted exFAT disk cannot be written in Windows 7?

Read from this discussion thread and my current experience (annoyed by a USB drive), a USB drive formatted to exFAT in Mac OS X is unable to write in Windows 7. However, a disk formatted with exFAT in ...
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How to format to FAT32 under Windows 8?

How to format to FAT32 under Windows 8? Formatter applet shows only NTFS and exFAT. Is exFAT the same as FAT32 with some paramters?
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Data Recovery from a USB with exFAT file system that gone RAW

I have a 64 GB USB with exFAT (with 4096 byte Unit Allocation Size) file system. I have connected it to a Bus entertainment system which was running Android to listen my music within. It didn't see my ...
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set hdd flag to boot in linux now mac will not read the exfat filesystem

I was trying to read an exfat file system in linux and removed the original flag of lba.then remembered I had to install exfat-utils. The drive is still exfat but now will not mount to OSx mountain ...
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Formating to exFAT (FAT64) w/o loosing data

I recently got a macbook air and I'm trying to make my external HDD to work with it. OSX supports reading from NTFS but unfortunately it doesn't allow writing. I need my files to be accessible on any ...
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Why does my exFAT USB drive need repair whenever I accidentally unplug it?

Whenever I accidentally unplug my USB exFAT drive without ejecting it first, it either becomes read-only or disappears altogether from my file system when I plug it back in. I have to run a repair ...
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Resizing an exFAT partion

I have an exFAT partition on my external hard drive which I'd like to grow. GParted doesn't support resizing exFAT partitions, but is there another way to do it? I'm using Ubuntu 13.04.
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Writing to external drive runs out of space prematurely

I have a USB 2.0, 500 GB HDD. I am writing a bunch of data to it, that I previously recovered from the drive. I have formatted the drive in exFAT, since the drive will be used with Windows and OSX. ...
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Recover a corrupted exFAT volume under OS X

I have a external drive that is formatted as exFAT. It does not show up on my system when I plug it in. When I run Disk Utility, the drive appears on my system but I get the following message: ...
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cannot delete files from exFAT drive

I copied a few files and folders with unicode characters from my FAT32 drive to the exFAT drive... now I see the files and folders but cannot delete or examine them (file not found). So exFAT does ...
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Windows Built In FS Conversion tool?

Can I use convert.exe to convert my ExFat drive (Which is 3TB and not the boot drive, if that matters) to NTFS? I'm in Windows 8, and I SERIOUSLY need to convert my drive, preferably without data ...
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Recover broken exFat drive

So I'm an idiot And last night, half-asleep, in an attempt to mount a .img to my exFAT-formatted external drive so I could boot Ubuntu from it, I ran dd if=foo.img of=/dev/disk1 like the Ubuntu ...
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Mount exFAT on Windows

I have a Lenovo Carbon X1 with a 128SSD. I'm dual booting Win7 (need it for a couple of apps that don't run on Win 8) and Win8, so once the OS and apps are on the drive there's not much room for data. ...
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Convert 64GB USB flash drive from exFAT to FAT32

I used a C400 64GB USB2 Flash Drive EMTEC green to record digital MP4 using a converter of VHS tapes and transferred them to a PC. This has worked very well. But a moment after I deleted one by one ...
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NTFS properties not available in exFAT

I've been trying to find a list of file/folder properties that are available in NTFS but NOT available in exFAT. The reason I want to know this is because I'm trying to copy a few files from a NTFS ...
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Repairing a corrupt exFat file system

Long story short : I messed up my GPT and went on to try to fix it without asking anyone, just searching around. Didn't turn out too well. Right now all I'm concerned about is a 500GB that I ...
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Resize exfat Hard drive

Is it still impossible to to resize, shrink or extend exfat partitions ? I cant find a way to do it, neither in windows nor with partitioning software. Any ideas other than formatting the partition to ...
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Unable to access external hard disk drive in Windows XP

Note: I can access a flash disk drive formatted as exFAT. Just not my external HDD. So, you can imagine I have installed the exFAT update for winXP. My external HDD was formatted in Mac OS X as ...
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Windows can't see the external exFAT partition but Mac OSX Can

I have a 2TB external hard drive that was pre formatted as one giant NTFS partition. I used windows 7 disk utility to partition it into two 1TB partitions and then formatted as FAT. The formatting ...
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chmod'ing file on exFAT

Is it possible to chmod a file on an exFAT formatted drive? I'm on Mac OS X and I would like to set the permissions to not be 777. Is this possible? What I'm really trying to do is set the ...
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Getting around the FAT32 4GB file size limit

I recently purchased a 32GB USB 3 stick that was formatted FAT32. I plugged it into my computer and attempted to copy a film onto it, the file was over 4GB however and it would not let me copy the ...
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How to open exFAT SSD in Ubuntu 12.04?

I have some files on my SSD and I want to put them on my Ubuntu 12.04(64bit) desktop , but Ubuntu cannot open the exFAT SSD when I connect it via USB. How can I make it work?
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OS X Lion thinks Windows UDF-formatted external drive as exFAT and tells that the drive is invalid

I've recently bought a Mac, and I want to share my Seagate FreeAgent 1.5 TB external hard drive with both my Mac and my PC. I've searched and found that exFAT or UDF is the way to go to have ...
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Is it best to reformat the hard drive to exFAT using 512kb chunk, or smaller or bigger chunks?

I can reformat a brand new 2TB WD Passport drive to exFAT, with choice of many "Allocation Unit Size": 128kb 256kb 512kb 1024kb 4096kb 16384kb 32768kb which one is best if this drive is mainly used ...
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Is it best to reformat our external Hard drive to exFAT for compatibility with Mac?

I just got one of those Western Digital 2TB Passport external hard drive. Is it true that if I want the iMac running Lion on it to be able to read and write any files on the drive, and to have files ...
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Creating exFAT partition (for PC & Mac) alongside bootable HFS+ partition?

I have an external hard drive with a bootable HFS+ partition on it. I have unallocated space on this drive that I want to create a new exFAT partition on, so that my entire family's computers, both ...
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Does long-format in Windows zero-write the hard drive?

Specifically, I am long-formatting to ExFAT. Is this filling my external HDD with zeros? If not, how can I do this with a 230GB SATA hard drive in an external USB caddy?
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exFAT to NTFS formatting troubles

I recently ran a chkdsk on 2.5" 230GB SATA HDD but the plug was pulled before the end of the chkdsk and since then it wouldn't boot up. Deciding to scrap all data on the HDD (no longer needed it), I ...
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Shrink exFAT partition

Is there any way to shrink an exFAT partition? The windows disk manager has the "Shrink" option greyed out.
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Please explain wasted space on an exFAT formatted external hard drive [duplicate]

I recently bought a 750 GB 2.5" hard drive and put it in an external enclosure. It has Advanced Format Technology (AFT), but I use Windows 7, so I assumed I would be safe. I decided to try exFAT, ...
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What's the technical reason why exFAT gives longer life expectancy to flash drives, than NTFS?

I might not have searched around really hard enough the answer of this, my question, but I really would like to know why.
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Disable automatic fsck_exfat on dirty volume mount in Mac OSX

I've several large hard disks formatted in exFAT to keep clean compatibility between Win7/Bootcamp and Snow Leopard. Here's the problem: fsck_exfat needs something like 6-8gb of RAM to complete on a ...
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Windows 7 can't see exFat partition that I made in OSX Disk Utility

My HDD is formatted as the following [HFS+ OSX SYSTEM PARTITION] [HFS+ OSX TIME MACHINE PARTITION (just for convenient history)] [NTFS WINDOWS 7 SYSTEM PARTITION] [exFAT PARTITION] [FREE SPACE] the ...
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exfat sd volumes transfer to pc

Camcorders are now being upgraded to handle large sd cards in excess of 32 GB. I am now seeing cards upto 128 GB. How does one move these files to a windows pc so as to burn to a BlueRay disk.
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Why should I use exFAT over NTFS on removable media?

So, basically I always format my removable mass storage devices as NTFS by default, but someone told me I was better off using exFAT. Now I've been looking around google, but can't find any good ...
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Convert NTFS volume to exFAT (without losing contents)

I have a 500GB external hard disk which I use mostly for storing movies/music and some backup. Since I have some rather large files I use NTFS on it, but don't need the security/compression/encryption ...
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Does or will exFAT support symlinks?

I've just acquired a brand new laptop. Did split my ssd in 3 partitions, one for win7, one for macOSX and one shared data partition. I chose exFAT for this partition, but i did not find how to create ...