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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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Will a larger allocation unit really protect flash drives?

This answer mentions that a large allocation size will protect the flash drive from unnecessary erasing. Though this makes sense, the opposite seems to be true as well. If the unit is small - the ...
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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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Files wont open after moving them from Mac to Windows?

These are the things I've done - I started by using a memory stick (exfat) to transfer the file with the audio tracks in to my laptop. I tried to open the audio files and it says this file can not be ...
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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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Recover files from partition that had its file system changed

A co-worker of mine wanted to transfer files between his main MacOS partition to his Bootcamp partition using a USB drive. To do so he wanted to change the USB drive from NTFS to ExFAT, but ...
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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 ...
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Why does my exFAT microSD card is unexpectedly ejected so frequently?

I have a microSD sandisk Extreme with 64GB, that I use with my phone. I store around +70000 files on it, many small. The problem I have is that my phone keeps unexpectedly unmounting the card, ...
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Alternative to exFAT, R/W Operations MacOS & Windows, Performance Test

I was reading that exFAT is most compatible File System: https://www.howtogeek.com/73178/what-file-system-should-i-use-for-my-usb-drive/ I test it and for me exFAT is very, very slow!!!! Some ...
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Unpartitioned exfat 5tb disk recovery: testdisk shows really strange results

I apologize because this is a bit general in nature. I have a 5TB external disk that was formatted exfat. I would use it to backup data from my Linux machine. Well, recently, I plugged it into a ...
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rsync: mkstemp “<filename>” failed: Function not implemented (38)

When trying to to an rsync transfer, I get the following error: rsync: mkstemp "<filename>" failed: Function not implemented (38) rsync doesn't actually transfer the files it lists with --...
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OS X external disk eXfat disappear

I have a problem with the external drive formatted in exFAT. When using the os x sierra drive is self unmounted and disappeared partition eXfat. After reconnecting I had the message "disk can not be ...
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USB with exFAT Format (Files are Dissappearing)

Hello! I have an USB Memory VAIO of 32 GB, which I set its format to exFAT using Windows 10 because I wanted to copy a file of 6.21 GB, and I could not do it so, I formatted the USB Memory from FAT32 ...
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Why is exFAT's default allocation size in Windows so high?

Referencing this page: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/140365 NTFS doesn't go over 4KB cluster size until the volume goes over 16TB, and FAT32 maxes out at 16KB in the 16GB–32GB volume range ...
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Would it be possible to use a 64 GB microsd card in a phone that only support 32 GB microsd cards by reformatting the card? [closed]

I know that a lot of lower-end android smartphones do not support microsd cards larger than 32 GB. However, my question is, if I format a 64 GB card with FAT32 (rather than exFAT), using this program: ...
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mv: cannot stat ‘<filename>’: Input/output error

I have an exFAT drive formatted on macOS with many files copied over to the drive. I can read files on the drive fine using macOS, but I cannot read operate on the directories from Debian. I can ...
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Transcend 1TB could not complete chkdsk

I have 1TB Transcend External HDD around 2 years old. In the HDD, there are 3 Partition:- i) Local Disk (J:) [~90GB] - exFAT ii) Local Disk (E:) [~400GB] - NTFS iii) Local Disk (H:) [~488GB] - NTFS ...
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Smartphone's micro SD suddenly went readonly

A few days ago, I experimented some strange issues with my Windows Phone device. After lose some data, I decided to perform a hard reset of the device. Previously, I extracted the micro-SD card and ...
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harddisk of 1 tb with exfat not detected in macbook pro el capitan

My 1 Tb HDD is formatted in EXFAT so it could be detected both in Windows and MacOS. However, the hdd has power blinking but it is not detected in MacOS. It is working well in Windows though. On Mac, ...
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How to sort files in exFAT drive alphabetically?

I have an MP3 player that uses a micro SD card as storage. The SD card is formatted in exFAT. When I browse files in the MP3 by folder location, the order of album tracks is not in alphabetical order ...
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What is the minimum size of any exFAT volume?

I'm trying to create a partition of 20GB size exFAT filesystem, but no partitioning software allows me (even Windows Disk Management). With 40GB it allows me, so I presume there is a minimum size for ...
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Why is it not possible to resize ExFAT partitions? [duplicate]

I wonder why no partition editor allows you to shrink or enlarge exFAT partitions without having to actually delete it and make it again.
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Resizing a FAT-based filesystem

Is it possible to grow or shrink a FAT filesystem like it is possible to resize ext2/ext3/ext4 filesystems? I am NOT talking about resizing partitions.
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Pen drives doest not copy any data

I am using HP 64 GB pen drive and formatted to FAT32 from exFAT. When I insert it in any computer and copy files to it, they disappear when I click refresh or eject it. Under properties it does not ...
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exFAT drive can't be ejected

I have an exFAT formatted usb drive and I regularly can't eject it on my windows 7 (x64 Pro) machine. It tells me that it is being used by some other process. I've shut all my programs and I've ...
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Which Name Is Correct, exFAT or FAT64?

I conducted a quick Google search and realized that some people are referring to exFAT as FAT64. Is exFAT just another name for FAT64?
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How do I format an internal hard drive to exFAT in Windows 10?

I have an internal hard drive that I use as storage where I dump the stuff I need backed up. I want to format it to exFAT instead of NTFS so that it doesn't have to deal with permissions. The problem ...
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Failing to mount exFat on Linux

I have an exFAT filesystem in a microSD card (devide /dev/sdi appears in dmesg when I plug it using a microSD to USB adapter). The card works on Android, and I want to mount it in Fedora 23. I tried ...
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MacBook Pro, OS X 10.7.5 with Windows 7 x64 2 partition

I want to backup both Mac & Windows partitions onto a completely OS interchangeable Seagate Backup Plus 2 Tb drive. (I don't know what program was used to do that.) I've read that formatting to ...
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why does my USB show as an unknown file system with 0bytes used and 0 bytes free [duplicate]

This is my first time posting a public comment and my first time with a usb problem i can't solve. When i plugged my USB into my PC it takes a while to be recognized, and then when it is, it appears ...
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Persistent Privilige Violations in Console causing extreme OS delays

I have a 27" iMac at home with Boot Camp running Windows 10 on a "standard" NTFS-formatted partition, in addition to an external hard drive running a GUID partition scheme with an exFAT partition and ...
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Format USB flash drive without partitions

I have a 8GB flash drive that currently is split into 2 partitions. I want to format it with exFat as a single partition partitionless. I tried mkfs.exfat -n "8GB flash drive" -I /dev/sdc but it ...
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UEFI exFAT partition?

Is it possible to boot from UEFI on an exFAT partition? I've been reading that it should be FAT32 and not NTFS, however I was able to boot SteamOS from an exFAT formatted USB - notably with errors... ...
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Virtualbox slow on ExFat formatted hard drive normal on NTFS

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 as host and Windows 7 as a guest with VirtualBox. My vdi file for Windows 7 was getting large, so I migrated it to a Samsung 850 EVO internal SSD connected through a USB hub ...
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exFAT file timestamps

I use external SD cards to backup important data on my PC. I typically use "Robocopy /mir /ndl" so that I get on the SD card a true picture of what's on the disk. Twice a year, when the clocks change,...
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CentOS Yum Not Finding Packages

Just installed CentOS and am trying to install exfat-utils and fuse-exfat but yum says "No package .. Available" for both when I try "sudo yum install exfat-utils." Maybe I am missing some ...