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How to Mount an exFAT Drive on Ubuntu Linux


How to Mount an exFAT Drive on Ubuntu Linux

exFAT (Extended File Allocation Table) is an exclusive Microsoft document framework enhanced for streak memory gadgets, for example, SD cards and USB streak drives. It was intended to supplant the old 32bit FAT32 document framework that can't store records bigger than 4 GB. 

exFAT document framework is upheld by all the most recent adaptations of Windows and macOS working frameworks. Ubuntu, as a large portion of the other significant Linux circulations, doesn't offer help for the exclusive exFAT filesystem naturally. 

On the off chance that you are utilizing Ubuntu as your working framework, odds are that eventually you will experience an issue when attempting to mount exFAT organized USB drive. 

At the point when you plug in the USB drive your framework will show a message this way: 

Blunder mounting/dev/sdb1 at/media/linuxize/USB: obscure record framework 'exfat' 

In this instructional exercise, we'll disclose how to empower exFAT uphold on Ubuntu 18.04. Similar directions apply for Ubuntu 16.04 and some other Ubuntu-based dispersion, including Kubuntu, Linux Mint and Elementary OS. 

How to Mount exFAT Drive on Ubuntu Linux

To have the option to mount exFAT filesystem on Ubuntu you'll have to introduce the free FUSE exFAT module and instruments which give a full-included exFAT document framework usage for Unix-like frameworks. 

Prior to introducing the bundles ensure the Universe archive is empowered on your framework. Open your terminal either by utilizing the Ctrl+Alt+T console easy route or by tapping on the terminal symbol and type: 

sudo add-apt-repository universe

When the vault is empowered update the bundles list and introduce the exfat-combine and exfat-utils bundles utilizing the accompanying orders: 

sudo apt update 
sudo apt install exfat-fuse exfat-utils

That is it! You would now be able to open your document director and snap on the USB circle to mount it. 


You have figured out how to empower uphold for the exFAT record framework on your Ubuntu 18.04 machine. A few people allude to exFAT as FAT64. 

The USB drive will auto mount when you embed it, however in the event that the auto-mount bombs you should mount the drive physically .In the event that you hit an issue or have input, leave a remark underneath.