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Whenever I try to mount flash drives or hardrives I get the following message:

Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/tony/0457-C92C: Command-line `mount -t "exfat" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,iocharset=utf8,namecase=0,errors=remount-ro,umask=0077" "/dev/sdb1" "/media/tony/0457-C92C"' exited with non-zero exit status 32: mount: unknown filesystem type 'exfat'

Screenshot: SCreenshot with the message

What can I do to solve this?

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You need to install the support for the Exfat filesystem; it's not installed by default.

sudo apt-get install exfat-fuse exfat-utils

See also "http://unixnme.blogspot.ro/2016/04/how-to-mount-exfat-partition-in-ubuntu.html" on the Unix and Me blog.

  • You were 2 secs faster :-/ – RoVo Jun 22 '17 at 14:25
  • @RoVo: Nevermind two seconds, have a +1 for the confirmation. – AlexP Jun 22 '17 at 14:28
  • exfat-utils is not necessary to mount ExFAT. – David Foerster Jun 22 '17 at 19:46
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unknown filesystem type 'exfat'

You need to install exfat. Unfortunately it does not come preinstalled in Ubuntu.

sudo apt-get install exfat-fuse exfat-utils
  • Ok but now it doesn't read the flash drive. The error doesn't occur but it doesn't automatically mount. – Antonio Vere-Stead Jun 22 '17 at 14:46
  • did you restart, maybe that can help. – RoVo Jun 22 '17 at 14:51
  • exfat-utils is not necessary to mount ExFAT. – David Foerster Jun 22 '17 at 19:47

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