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exFAT (Extended File Allocation Table) is a proprietary file system designed especially for flash drives developed by Microsoft

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Mounting exfat drive as read/write

I have ubuntu on my pc for half year right now. However recently I got annoyed by not enough space in my folder for files(ubuntu is on small 80 gb ide drive). So I partitioned my 750gb drive using ...
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Permission problems with applications writing on/accessing exFat formatted USB Stick

I use this 128GB Samsung USB Drive (exFat formatted) on Kubuntu 20.04 (and occasionally on Windows and Linux Mint). I use the drive on a daily basis and store all my work-related files on it. It ...
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Unable to detect Seagate 2 TB HDD on Dell Vostro 3480

After constantly facing issues with Windows 10 updates, I decided to switch over to Ubuntu 18.04 LTS as I am somewhat familiar with Ubuntu. However, after successful installation of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, ...
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Can I delete this partition on my External SSD?

This highlighted partition, called Microsoft Reserved Partition (1) is taking up a small space but why is it there? I had formatted this on a Windows system but it was never intended to be anything ...
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RAID 5 Storage Not Reading Properly in Ubuntu 20.4.02

I have a RAID 5 storage setup and just got a notification that one of the HDD s has gone bad. I plugged the RAID into my windows PC to diagnose (I can't get the QNAP utility to run in Ubuntu) and ...
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exfat partitioning, resizing support for 20.04 LTS

I have found Why is exfat greyed out in gparted? in which it is stated: For GParted version v1.2.0 and above (Ubuntu 21.10 and above) exFAT support was added in version 1.2.0 of GParted. Is there ...
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Lost data after cancelling moving folder

I was tried to move 30GB folder to my external exFat drive on Ubuntu 20.04.2. I see the some subfolder on exFat during moving operation. I cancelled moving operation because it looks take a lot of ...
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Overdrachtseindpunt is niet verbonden Transfer endpoint is not connected

Copying from a exFAT disk to any disk will always give the same error. "Transfer endpoint is not connected". Strangely enough I did copy a folder first to another disk. Please who ...
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What can I do to repair a corrupted exFAT filesystem that fsck.exfat doesn't find to be corrupted?

I was cleaning free space in an external drive by filling a file with /dev/zero until it filled the whole available space. I left a command to delete the file as soon as it finished and left that in ...
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What does partition type 0x70 and 0x43 mean on an external hard drive?

Last fall someone moved a bunch of old files from an Ubuntu and windows PC to an external Toshiba 2TB hard drive. I'm not sure the content of all the files, but there definitely should be data on this ...
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Convert exFat HDD to ext4

I have an external hard disk which was formatted as ext4. I recently connected this HDD to a new system and all of a sudden, the format changed to exFat. I have no idea how this happened. Is it ...
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One Volume Did Not Go DST with the rest of the system

I have one 8TB USB-mounted drive (exfat) on an Ubuntu 20.04 server. The files on there seem to have stayed an hour behind. This is giving various rsync and rclone jobs quite a workout! Any ideas ...
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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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USB drive becomes unresponsive over time

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 persistent on a 64gb USB. I have another USB HDD I plug in, formatted as exFAT, which works for a while then after opening 1-2 files or going into a particular folder, the ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenial : Unable to mount exfat in files or thunar file manager : However can mount successfully in terminal

I am experiencing difficulties mounting an exfat drive in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS xenial. The Files and Thunar applications display an error dialog, detailed below when I plugin the drive. I have installed ...
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Ubuntu Server 20 does not boot when exfat external drive is connected

Bought an 8TB WD My Book external drive to replace an existing hard drive. The drive is formatted as exfat as per the output of "sudo blkid | grep UUID=". I am able to mount/unmount the ...
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ACCIDENTALLY ISSUED DD COMMAND AGAINST EXTERNAL HDD

I recently issued dd if=/home of=/dev/sdb and turned out to ruin the exfat filesystem on my external harddrive. I immediately issued ctrl-c to stop writing. Read few threads indicating the use of ...
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Ubuntu changes file dates on mount

I just plugged the SD card from my GoPro camera into my Ubuntu laptop, it got mounted, and when I looked into it with the file manager I noticed that all modification timestamps were wrong. ...
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exFAT unmount error results in lost files that I can't remove

I was writing Data to an external exFAT HDD when power to my system was interrupted. This wasn't an issue for my main drive since it uses journaling and recovered fine. My trouble is with the external ...
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Syncing documents between Ubuntu, Windows, external drive

I have been trying to set up a backup system which keeps my document files (Word docs, photos, music, videos, etc.) synced on my Windows and Ubuntu systems. You'd think it was easy, but I keep having ...
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Formatting dual boot drives

I'm considering a new dual boot system with Win10 and a Linux distro, probably Ubuntu because I'm a Linux noob. I plan to have one SSD for Win10 (system and apps), one SSD for Ubuntu (system and apps)...
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20.04 and exfat

I am having some odd issues with Ubuntu Budgie 20.04 and exfat file systems. If I insert an exfat formatted sd card or mount an exfat partition everything works fine. But from a fresh install Gnome ...
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How to change drive label and default mounting location for exfat drive

I want to change the label and default mounting location for an external hard drive. To change the label I have tried both solutions proposed in https://askubuntu.com/a/153183/800252 but they do not ...
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exFAT missing from /proc/filesystems

One of the new features of Ubuntu 20.04 is kernel support for exFAT. It's my understanding that: cat /proc/filesystems should list all the filesystems that the running kernel can support. When I use ...
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How to enable exFAT for Ubuntu 20.04

Today I installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu 20.04 (GNU/Linux 5.4.0-1008-raspi aarch64) on my Raspberry PI, and I know that exFAT should be supported by the 5.4 kernel, but whenever I try to mount an ...
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Seagate Back Up Plus Slim: exFat Still Unknown even if exfat-fuse, exfat-utils, exfat-dkms was Installed on Ubuntu 18.04.4 even Upgraded to 20.04

I have just buy new Portable Hard Drive, Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB. That HD just work fine in Windows 7 on my wife's laptop. But detected as Unknown partition in my Ubuntu 18.04.4 (from Disks ...
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exFAT auto mount user rw

I have formatted an internal drive as exFAT so it can be shared with Windows if necessary and mounted it from Disks, creating the following fstab entry: LABEL=Media /mnt/Media auto nosuid,nodev,nofail,...
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How to format USB stick to exfat in Ubuntu 18.04 (now with kernel 5.3.0-42)? [duplicate]

This is a dual boot laptop HP 8570p with Ubuntu 18.04 and Win 10. I've installed exfat-fuse and exfat-utils (both are of version 1.2.8-1 and they are now located in directory: /dev/sda5/usr/share/doc ...
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Cannot mount /dev/sda6 after upgrade from Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04

I have accidentally upgraded my system from Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04. Everything was working fine, but from recently I cannot mount /dev/sda6 partition (exFAT) anymore. After running: sudo mount /dev/...
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problem mounting exFAT on Ubuntu 18.04

I already installed exfat-fuse and exfat-utils. However using mount -t exfat /dev/sdc1 /media/user/CamStorage/ The result shows error: ERROR: failed to read upper case table (5836 bytes starting at ...
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Can't write files to uSD card: looks like they're created but when I remount the card they're gone

I can't seem to create files on my uSD card. No error is given and it looks like the file is there until I unmount and remount the filesystem and then everything is gone. Simplest steps to recreate: ...
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Unable to mount exFAT dev/sdb2 [closed]

I am unable to mount dev/sdb2 exfat filesystem. help me guys.
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Files/Directories on exFat are not visible from Windows

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS exfat-fuse / exfat-utils 1.2.8-1 (The latest version that will install after running sudo apt-get update.) Linux is writing files to a Windows exFat partition on a Windows OS disk ...
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When USB drive inserted, calling script once with knowledge of mount point

Using lubuntu 16.04. In short, I would like to have a (preferably bash) script called once upon insertion of a USB drive, with the script having access to the path name of the mount point. I have ...
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Files not being displayed on mounted ex-FAT sd card on Ubuntu 19.04

I have a sandisk sd card which has some images. The sd-card gets mounted but displays that there are no files on the sd-card. However, when I boot to windows on my dual-boot, windows have no problem ...
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Unable to access a new USB stick [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS on my laptop. Got a new USB Stick (Samsung) for storing extra files and I am unable to access it. When I insert it, the folder shows up but when I click on it, it says: ...
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compiled program overwritten by daily apt upgrade

I am hoping to use pmount with an exFAT-formatted drive, and per https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/pmount/+bug/1524523 I recompiled pmount and now it works, after installing it with dpkg -i. ...
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Support for additional Filesystems on Ubuntu Core

I'm trying to mount an external Hard Drive formatted with exFAT on Ubuntu-core (Raspberry Pi edition with snap package manager) but there doesn't seem to be any way of installing the required packages ...
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Exfat USB-stick: reformat stick or install exfat-fuse and exfat-utils? [closed]

I have just bought a 64GB USB3.1 SanDisk USB-stick but cannot mount it on my Ubuntu 18.10 laptop because the filesystem is exFAT. Having researched exFAT I know now it is a Microsoft file system and ...
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Cannot mount usb hard drive

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 and I am trying to mount a usb hard drive. The fdisk output: Disk /dev/sdb: 465.8 GiB, 500107837440 bytes, 976773120 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size ...
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exFAT micro SD not detected Ubuntu 18.04.1

128GB Micro SD card with exFAT partition does not get detected on my Ubuntu 18.04.1. I have installed exfat-fuse and exfat-utils but nothing happened when I try to reinsert the card. I can't see the ...
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Very slow copying files from ExFat to NTFS

I got stuck in a mess. I have a 2T WD Elements HD mounted in ExFat that was not recognized anymore from my mac and my Windows. Reading on the internet i found that maybe linux could help me to get ...
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Error cloning git repo onto exFAT usb drive

Running Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty), I have mounted an exFAT formatted USB drive. While attempting to git clone a repo onto it, I've run into the following error: Cloning into 'rschedule'... error: chmod ...
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Ububtu 18.04.1 USB 3.0 works with external drive but not flash drive

I have a new clean install of 18.04.01 on hardware that was running Fedora 29 just fine. I had trouble with the iommu settings causing the usb ports to not work at all. Not even mouse and keyboard. ...
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Copying from exfat microsd card freezes my PC

I've installed exfat-fuse exfat-utils in order to read an exfat microsd card which is plugged via USB adapter. It reads fine and copies but after a while it freezes the whole system. I ctrl+alt+F3 ...
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cannot mount mount 64 GB Volume

Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/sda/6332-3433: 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" "...
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Accidentally used NTFS fix on exFAT external USB HDD, now it's corrupted in Windows

I'm trying to solve another issue with Windows, so I was going to backup my laptop SSD with my hard drive through Ubuntu but it couldn't read it, because it was in exFAT... so I used this command in ...
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How to format an external 4 TB HDD to exFAT filesystem and specify allocation unit size?

Using disk utilities or parted I can format an external drive to exFAT, but I can't find the way to specify the allocation unit size. The only option that looks promising is on the command line tool ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 does not mount 2TB exFat drive even after installing exfat-fuse exfat-utils

I've bought a new Seagate Expansion Portable Drive 2TB with exFat format. It works normally on Windows. On Ubuntu 18.04 I tried to mount the HD but failed. I found advice to install exfat-fuse and ...
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Slow read of SD card via slot; other SD cards fine; weird card reads faster via USB. (exFAT, canon vixia HF R800, fuse, lubuntu, microSDxc V30 U3 A1)

The SD card is read very slowly via the slot on the lap top, but faster via an external USB card reader, and other SD cards are read fine via the slot. So it must be a software issue? Something fuse ...