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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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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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How to Get a Flash Drive with Exfat to Work in Lubuntu 19.10?

I read other questions regarding this issue and went into Terminal to follow the solution, typing, "sudo apt-get install exfat-fuse exfat-utils". This is the error I received, which incidentally also ...
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usb is behaving strangely with several sticks and external disk

I have very strange behaviour on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS since about 5 months. It all started with my external 250 GB hard drive, where suddenly I no longer have the ability to create new directories.. I can ...
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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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Unable to locate exfat package [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS. I used sudo apt install exfat-fuse exfat-utils so I can upload my camera pictures. Then I got this message: Package exfat-utils is not available, but is referred to ...
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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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10TB external hard drive won't mount in Ubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

I have a brand new 10TB Western Digital My Book 25EE external hard drive, but it won't mount on my Ubuntu 16.04 at all. I keep getting the following error: Error mounting /dev/sde1 at /media/u1666362/...
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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 ...
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I am not able to mount my external hard disk

Recently my laptop which is running on Ubuntu hung while using, so I removed my external hard disk without the "safely remove" option. After that, when I try to mount my external HD it shows 'an ...
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Can I make USB stick with exfat-fuse case sensitive?

I have a USB stick for which I had to install exfat-fuse, and have mirrored my home diectory onto it for backup purposes with rsync. I have a folder called Documents and I notice I cannot cd documents ...
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Macbook 5,5 with Ubuntu 17.10 freezes when exfat drive is connected

I had already installed the exfat-fuse earlier when I had first set up the laptop. After using the drive with macOS for a bit, Ubuntu would begin to freeze as soon as the drive would recognize.
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How do I fix the automounting of USB drives after installing Openbox on Ubuntu 16.04?

I am installing Openbox on Ubuntu 16.04 because I need to eliminate the top window bar for the application I am running. This appears to be a good solution except that the system no longer automounts ...
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Why can't Ubuntu mount my exfat pen drive? [duplicate]

I format the pen drive in Windows as exfat, but Ubuntu can't mount it. Which format do I have to use for Ubuntu?
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How can an exfat filesystem be 53% used with zero files and directories?

I have an exfat formatted sdcard. It went into a mac, some files were pulled off of it, then it went back into a linux machine. The filesystem still appears to be mostly full even though there's ...
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Why is exfat greyed out in gparted? [duplicate]

I have installed both exfat-fuse and exfat-utils. However, when I go to gparted, and attempt to format a partition as exFAT, the exfat option is greyed out when attempting to create or format a ...
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Unable to access external hard disk “unknown filesystem type 'exfat'” [duplicate]

Error mounting systems managed device /dev/sdb1: Command-line mount"/mnt/5617-A6EF" exited with non-zero exit status 32:mount:mnt/5617-A6EF:unknown filesystem type 'exfat'. How to fix this?
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How to mount an exFAT external hardrive? Using ubuntu 11.10 [closed]

I tried the following situation and I'm getting a bunch of errors: https://raycodingdotnet.wordpress.com/2013/08/13/mounting-exfat-filesystem-in-ubuntu/ I'M ALSO using ubuntu version 11.10. ...
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SD Card works only in external Cardreader not with the built in one

i am using Ubuntu 16.04 lts on a Thinkpad t440s. The build in Cardreader always worked well till a point when it did not recognize cards and i had to reenter them several times. One SD card broke. But ...
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Backup ext4 data to exFAT partition

I have a computer running Ubuntu 16 with a bunch of ext4 HDDs mounted inside a samba share that I use as a local NAS. I don't want to use RAID because I want to be able to shut down the computer, ...