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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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USB not recognized on Windows when HFS+/EFI partition comes first (in GPT)

I would like to make an external drive with two partitions: 1) MacOS Extended (Journaled) formatted to be able to store MacOS backup info and make it encrypted (requires GTP instead of MBR for the ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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. ...