How to Access exFAT File System on Ubuntu 15.04

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exFAT (Extended File Allocation Table) is a Microsoft file system optimized for flash drives.It is proprietary and patented.exFAT can be used where the NTFS file system is not a feasible solution (due to data structure overhead), or where the file size limit of the standard FAT32 file system is unacceptable.

exFAT has been adopted by the SD Card Association as the default file system for SDXC cards larger than 32 GiB.

Before installing exFAT packages you need to make sure you have enabled Universe repository if not then use the following commands

sudo add-apt-repository universe

sudo apt-get update

Install exFAT on ubuntu 15.04

Open the terminal and run the following command

sudo apt-get install exfat-fuse exfat-utils

After the installation your exFAT formated devices should mount automatically.

If you want to mount manually try the following

sudo mkdir /media/exfat

sudo mount -t exfat /dev/sdxx /media/exfat

Where /dev/sdxx is your exFAT Partition


sudo mkdir /media/exfat

sudo mount -t exfat /dev/sdb1 /media/exfat

If you want to unmount the exFAT external drive run the following command

sudo umount /media/exfat

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