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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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A 2TB drive won't mount (exfat), Ubuntu 22.04.3

Ubuntu 22.04.3 LTS . The 2 terabyte USB drive is a WD "my passport ultra" The drive icon shows up but it doesn't mount. If I alt-click "mount" the result is "Error ...
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portable USB drive not mounting in Ubuntu 22.04.02 but works in Windows 10 and 11

so I bought a compact hard disk but find that its a flash drive (lsusb shows it as Integrated Technology Express Chipsbank CBM2199 Flash Drive). Using the Disks application shows it but doesn't know ...
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unable to make an external USB 4TB exfat SSD drive user-writeable after manually mounting it

I went through every question & answer about mounting external exfat drive on "Ask Ubuntu", but none of them is of any help to my situation. Hope that someone can help me out. I am ...
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How to mount exFAT drive on Ubuntu 22.04.3 LTS?

I'm trying to mount the drive but it just keeps returning this: sophie@sophie-zen:~$ sudo mount /dev/sda2 /mnt/sda2 mount: /mnt/sda2: special device /dev/sda2 does not exist. I have so far installed ...
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new kernel and exfatprogs do not support same mount options as exfat-utils

On multiple machines at work and at home, I multiboot between one or two flavors of Linux and a few flavors of Windows. In order to keep my data centralized regardless of what OS I'm in, I use an ...
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My External Hard Drive will not mount using GUI

I recently ran into an issue where my external hard drive can only be mounted using the command line arguments such as sudo mount -t exfat /dev/sdb1 /mnt/External. When I try to mount the drive using ...
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(exFAT) Unable to mount or use brand new WD MyBook 14Tb external HDD

I have an issue and I can't seem to have any solution for it. I'm trying to connect a brand new WD MyBook 14Tb to my Ubuntu computer externally. The HDD is recognized and identified but the Exfat ...
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Write in Exfat Disk USB

I have a sandisk formatter in exfat, my ubuntu is in 22.04, and none of my users can write in this hard disk. Does anyone have a solution for me, I'm looking everywhere and I can't find anything. ...
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No exfat support Ubuntu 22.04.2 LTS

I'm trying to enable support for exfat devices on my Ubuntu OS. It's running version 22.04.2 LTS with the Gnome desktop. I used the command sudo apt install exfatprogs but I'm still unable to format a ...
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My External hard drive keeps unmounting on USB 3.0 using exfat

I recently switched to Ubuntu from windows. I'm trying to move files from my external hard drive to my new Ubuntu installation but each time I try to copy over the files a few copy and then the drive ...
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label exfat filesystem

I'm running Lubuntu 22.04. For PS4 I created on an usb-drive with an exfat filesystem; I so not remember if it was with newer exfatprogs or with the older exfat-utils. Question: sudo dump.exfat /dev/...
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exfat card became read-only after automounting with GNOME Disks, and I cannot change permission even as root after that

I am running Ubuntu MATE 22.04 on a Chromebook. Due to the limited internal memory of a Chromebook, I am using a 128 GB USB drive for storage. This drive is formatted as exfat, so that it can be used ...
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ExFat-fuse hot- removal ubuntu 18.04

My users keep removing USB disks formatted with Exfat and the files written end up having 0 bytes afterward. I know that the ideal case would be to unmount properly, but it is pretty bad that ...
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Corrupted exfat usb flash drive

I tried already the answers. here here2 and here Output of fdisk -l: Output of fsck.exfat -p: Then the usb disconnects automatically. Mount or lsusb doesn't make it appear and i have to unplug and ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 struggles to mount exfat flash drive with a .Spotlight-V100 folder from macOS

I have a flash drive which I am using to transfer files between several computers, including computers running Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 22.04, macOS 12.6, and Windows 10. The flash drive was formatted as ...
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How do I change the permission for the mount folder for my drive in Ubuntu 22.04, with exfat-utils unavailable?

Earlier there was a package named exfat-utils which allowed dump feature. With this package installed on my machine I could change the permission of the folder in which I mounted my exfat drive but in ...
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Help decide between Fuse or Kernel module for exFAT filesystem

I have a program that writes encoded video into external storage with moderate bandwidth. I find that exFAT is a good filesystem for such storage since it enables linux/mac/windows platforms; ...
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How to set ownership of exFAT drive when mounting?

There are a number of threads on this topic, but I have tried every single answer/suggestion and still have had no luck. Up until a few weeks ago, my mount command worked as expected, which almost ...
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need help with formatting a USB Drive as exFat

I'm trying to do this tutorial I found https://linuxopsys.com/topics/how-to-format-usb-drive-as-exfat-on-linux when I get to the "sudo fdisk /dev/sdb" step, it says : This disk is currently ...
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SD Card reporting Date created in the future

Recently I swapped out the SD Card on my camera for an identical replacement. The card is formatted by the camera as exFat. After taking a few sample shots with the new card, I inserted the card to ...
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Unknown filesystem type 'exfat' on Ubuntu 22.04

I am trying to mount an external disk on Ubuntu 22.04, and get the following error: mount: /media/destdrive: unknown filesystem type 'exfat'. This was working yesterday, but has stopped working since ...
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exfat drive with fstab auto mount after boot: Write permission only for set user, group has no write permission

I've a exfat 14TB external drive which is auto mounted via /etc/fstab: UUID=XXXX-XXX /media/my-drive exfat defaults,uid=1000,gid=1002 0 0 my user is (example: ubuntu) uid=1000 the group 1002 is "...
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Ubuntu auto mount exfat drive allow_other non root users access

Issue I have an exfat formatted drive. I'm able to unmount and mount it on an ubuntu 20.04 desktop. I can read files from it, however, I can only write files as root/sudo user. I've tried a lot of ...
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22.04 does not include exfat-utils

I'm getting the error unknown filesystem type 'exfat' and have seen all the posts and articles that reference installing exfat-utils and exfat-fuse. However, exfat-utils is not available under 22.04 ...
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How do I access exfat files on Ubuntu 20.04 with missing permissions

When I manually mount or have caja automount an external usb hdd I can only see limited files/directories. $ sudo mount -t exfat -o rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,uid=1000,gid=1000,fmask=0022,dmask=0022,...
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How do I format a partition to exFAT in GNOME Disks? "exFAT" is greyed out

I'm trying to use GNOME Disks to format a USB stick to exFAT. If I create a new partition, I see this dialog: If I select "Other", I am presented with these choices: As you can see, the &...
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Identifying case insensitive file and folder conflicts

I'm making a backup of an EXT4 system on an exfat partition. The EXT4 system has identical names with different cases, for instance Video, and VIDEO. Is there any way to find and identify all the ...
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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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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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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 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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