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Fix corrupted exFAT upcase table manually

I have recently encountered the error "upcase table is not found" on my SD card formatted with exFAT, after it worked just fine the previous day. No tool I tried on Windows or Linux could ...
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My backup HDD comes formatted with exFAT; should I reformat it?

I've gotten an HDD for backup purposes. I intend to backup various kinds of files from my desktop computer - nothing special to make assumptions about. Now, the HDD has been preformatted with an exFAT ...
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Advice: External Drive FileSystem for Video files attached to Ubuntu Server, but compatible with Windows?

I want to run a Plex server that will serve video files off an external hard drive. The Plex server will run on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. However, because I primarily work on Windows, I feel the external ...
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Why rsync found files who has vanished on exfat synology?

I try to transfer some files from an external hard drive in exfat to my synology Nas using rsync using the usb connection. During the transfert rsync found files who have vanished when it's time to ...
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How do I stop VeraCrypt from complaining about my storage stick which I've allowed it to “fix” many times now?

I recently bought a new USB memstick, as I have done so many times before in this exact setup and manner. Immediately after getting it, I made it into a VeraCrypt volume (exFAT) and ran my "sync ...
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FAT32 and exFAT, which file timestamps are supported?

is it true that the FAT32 only supports these file timestamps? Creation time (birth time) Modified time Change time Access time does not exist on FAT32. With exFAT all 4 timestamps are supported: ...
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Windows 10: How to deal with foldernames ending with space(s) that are allowed on Linux but cannot be used any further in Windows Explorer?

This is a follow up of Windows 10 trouble with as an allowed foldername ending on Linux. This happens when you paste a file into a folder that has a space ending, it simply doubles, and the previous ...
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Files from Mac are not showing on external hard drive in Windows 10

I have copied some folders from MacOS High Sierra to a Seagate HD (exFAT, 1TB). When opening the hard drive in Win10 the folders/files are not there, not even in hide mode. I had this same problem ...
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How long does it take Windows 7 to scan and repair an exFAT external drive that was incorrectly unplugged on a Mac?

It's been over 24 hours now and there is no progress bar to know what is going on. Cancel is greyed out and I'm afraid that force quitting will damage the drive. Context: Plugged in an almost full 4 ...
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Restoring a Lost/Corrupt GPT while keeping partitions intact

We are using a large number of external HDDs (Seagate BUP Portable 4TB) as our archiving and backup solution. Each drive should be formated using a GPT and one large exFAT partition and is read and ...
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macOS, exfat 3.5 hdd recognizes in one external enclosure, says not recognized and to initialize in other (no thanks), what could be the cause?

I have a single bay enclosure that I initialized an 8tb drive in as exfat in, then I got a 5 bay enclosure, when I stick it in the 5 bay it's not recognized and says to initialize. I put it back in ...
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Attempting mount exfat partition fails with mount(2) system call failed: Cannot allocate memory

I have an exfat formatted partition (/dev/sdc2) with some files on it I want to keep. Whenever I try to mount the partition I get a "Cannot allocate memory" error. Examples of commands I've ...
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How to recover an ExFat partition from an external portable HDD after partition merge?

I have an external portable HDD with a capacity of 500 GB, which was partitioned into a number of partitions. Half of the capacity was allocated to an ExFat partition named MyPassport, while the other ...
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Create an EXFAT partition on a NTFS external HD

Is it possible to create an exFAT partition on a NTFS external HD? I just wanna backup stuff from an old macbook, so I thought maybe I can just create a new exFAT partition instead of full ...
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Convert drive from exFAT to NTFS without losing contents (Workaround)

I have a 5TB external drive with about 200GB of data in it. I want to convert it from exFAT to NTFS but without losing its contents. Currently I have no way to backup the data on the drive, so I need ...
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The package exfat-utils is not working automatically anymore

Suddenly after an upgrade the fuse and exfat-utils package are not working automatically. Every time I plug the USB with exfat formatted sdcard I have to put this command to connect, mount.exfat-fuse ...
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Need to use chkdsk after every dismount of Seagate exfat drive in mac

Do not start virtual machine program to use external disk without ejecting disk first from mac (better to always do it). I get irritating problem and I can't find resolution to it. Can't I manually ...
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Fix cleared boot sector (and more) of exfat disk

I stupidly used dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb bs=512 intending to do /dev/sdc. I have a 1 terabyte USB drive on /dev/sdb. It is/was formated exfat. The two partitions are showing in /proc/partitions ...
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Format a USB disk on PURE FAT32, one partition only, on a Mac

There are other questions on SO about this, but not asking what I want. I do not want to know how to format an external FAT32 disk from terminal, because this can be done by typing this: sudo ...
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Cannot move file from Ext4 to exFAT if title contains colon (:)

I have a 1TB SSD that I've partitioned in half into Ext4/exFAT. The Ext4 is for better interop with Ubuntu 18.04 (my OS) and the exFAT is for better portability with other systems. I installed exfat-...
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exFAT HDD, previously used with Ubuntu, missing files/directories after using with macOS

Hardware details: External HDD: Seagate BarraCuda Pro ST14000DM001 Docking Station: Unitek USB 3.0 to SATA I/II/III Dual Bay. I've used this before and after this incident with other drives, always ...
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Why is Windows reporting an empty NTFS partition, when files are written/viewable by Linux? - (happened with exFAT too !!!)

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS; Windows 10; Lenovo Ideapad i7. The exfat and NTFS drivers are at highest available upgrade (Ubuntu). Photorec and testdisk are being ran in Linux. Please note that this particular ...
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Why does an APK file size of 7.6 MB allocate 1.36 GB on an exFAT formatted external hard drive when reverse-engineered?

I have an apk file size of 7.6 MB. When I reverse-engineer this apk file through apktool, which is a reverse engineering tool for apk files, it allocates 1.36 GB on an exFAT formatted external hard ...
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Max size VHD on exFat-drive?

I have an exFat drive (LaCie Fuel) that is 2 TB. On this drive I try to create a 127 GB VHD using Computer Management in Windows 7 but it fails with an error "The requested operation could not be ...
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Windows 7 - is it possible to create a “system image” on a non-NTFS-drive (exFat)?

In Windows 7 - is it possible to create a "system image" on a non-NTFS-drive (exFat)? The drive is big enough and the file system supports big enough files.
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Why shouldn't I always format hard drives in ExFAT?

I'm in the process of formatting an external hard drive with the purpose of long storage of backups (photos and whatnot). Currently I use Mac OS, but I'm not sure I won't switch in the future. As far ...
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Kubuntu - Can't read picture from ExFat SD card, but can read it from Windows or when copied on external NTFS drive

I formatted my 64 GB SD card for my camera directly via the camera software. It formatted it in ExFat, and I have been able to view or copy pictures taken with the camera easily on Windows. But when ...
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iPhone Memory Stick Windows Formatting (populating!) Q

SUMMARY: Can format but not populate either a FAT32 or ExFAT 128GB USB memory stick. Copying in files fails when more than 32GB are copied. Can't use NTFS because this stick is designed to work with ...
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chkdsk generates undeletable corrupt FILE0000.CHK files on exFAT drive

J:/FOUND.000/FILE0000.CHK is corrupt and not deleteable. C:\> del J:\FOUND.000\FILE0000.CHK J:\FOUND.000\FILE0000.CHK The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable. Running chkdsk /F J: ...
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Android: “Corrupted” MicroSD reads/writes fine in my laptop, but can't be formatted [duplicate]

I was moving some files to my Android phone's MicroSD, and suddenly the file system became read-only. I put the card into my Linux laptop and it mounted fine. I can read and write to it, no problem. ...
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Cannot format drive with different sector sizes

I'm trying multiple cluster sizes to optimize write performance of my pendrive (formatted in exFAT). I formatted succesfully to 8MiB cluster (just for test) and to 128KiB. But now, when I try to ...
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Home PC doesn't recognize exFAT formatted SD-Card but work PC does

I have a Micro-SD card formatted in my smartphone as exFAT. I can work with the card (read and write) on my work laptop (Windows 7 Pro) but my home PC (Windows 7 Home) does not recognize the card and ...
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Mac OS X - exFAT file modification time issue

I've encountered a weird issue with rsync (without -c, therefore involving rsync's "quick check" algorithm) copying already synchronized files over and over again to an exFAT formatted drive. The ...
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Which file system is better to be used on an external HDD? ExFAT or NTFS? [closed]

I have an older 500 GB external HDD which I want to format. Which FS is better if the HDD won't be used with anything else than Windows 10?
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A file's “space on disk” doesnt match the file's size

I just got a new larger external hard drive and transferred all the files from my old drive to the new one. When I was checking the used space to make sure everything transferred, I found that the ...
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Best way to store games with a lot of files on HDD

I just installed Age of Mythology on my external hard drive and I notice, that quite a small game (2 GB) occupies almost 55 GB on disk. I know, it's due to big allocation unit size, but 1 MB is ...
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Check the cluster size of an exFAT drive on Windows

How do I check the cluster/allocation size of an exFAT drive on Windows?
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Recover exFat partition

I have been working on fixing my bootcamp partition, but in the process I make a big mistake. I ran 'bootrec /fixmbr' and bootrec /fixboot on the wrong disk. My data is now inaccessible, if not lost. ...
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Mount error: “unknown filesystem type 'exfat'”

I'm running Fedora 28 and when I try to mount this SD card, I get the following error: The last part of the error message translates to unknown filesystem type 'exfat' If I try to open it using ...
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What filesystem can I use for a large amount of small-sized data?

I was copying ~3.7TB of data from one 4TB external drive with HFS+ filesystem, to another 4TB external drive with an exFAT filesystem. The new HDD got filled after only ~75% of the data could be ...
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exFAT shows 3TB used, but no files show on drive

I have an 8TB exFAT formatted external hard drive that I use for storing movie backups for my Plex server. It originally had two ~4TB partitions. First partition for Plex movies and the other for ...
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Wiping free space - NFTS, exFAT?

I'm trying to wipe some of my older (NTFS, external) hard drives, but even after using 'Wipe free space' programs like CCleaner and Eraser, the file names are still visible in file recovery programs. ...
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Which filesystems are compatible with both Mac and PC and support extended file attributes

I have an external hard drive that I'd like to use with both Mac and Windows. I want to avoid the ._ file issue (see Removing ._ Files from Non-Mac OS File System In Dropbox) What filesystem can I ...
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way to safely remove $RECYCLE.BIN and System Volume Information on ExFat formatted external HD using MacOS?

RESOURCES I'VE LOOKED AT ALREADY what is $RECYCLE.BIN? what is System Volume Information? how to remove System Volume Information? MY PROBLEM existing solution seems to only solve for removal of ...
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Linux (exfat-fuse) is unable to read from GPT 4TB external exFAT disk

I have a 4tb external WD RED. It was formatted as an exFAT disk on a Windows 10 machine. I have no problem reading the files from both the original Windows 10 machine, and a 2017 macbook pro (High ...
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1-byte file takes up 2 MB (yes, megabytes) on 6 TB exFAT Veracrypt volume. Why?

Screenshot: File properties of file that takes up 2MB of disk space for 1 byte of data: The drive is a 6TB single partition, mounted via Veracrypt and formatted as exFAT. The sector size on my 2TB ...
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How to resize a exfat raw unpartitioned filesystem image

Just a simple question… But I couldn’t found how to do it… I’ve a 250Gb unpartitionned fileystem image which I need to copy on a low end 250Gb ꜱᴅ card with a write speed below 500Kb/s. The image has ...
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Is there a way to convert FAT32 to exFAT without data loss?

Windows' convert command is able to convert FAT filesystems to NTFS non-destructively. Similarly, fstransform is a Linux utility that is capable of doing this - calling it an "in-place" filesystem ...
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Linux links (shortcuts) in exfat filesystem

Is it possible to create a link in an exfat partition in linux? I wanted to create a link to a file deep in some folders and "ln -s" doesn't work because exfat doesn't support symlinks. changing the ...
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Best Allocation Unit Size on flash drive with exFAT having small files

I have a lot of files that fluctuate between 1 and 50KB on a SCSI USB connected SSD. What would be the best allocation unit size to choose when formatting it to exFAT? I am wondering what would be ...