How do I install and mount an exFAT partition?

  • I have searched around here and with Google, and none of the instructions I have found work with Oneric.

    How do install exFAT and mount an exFAT partition in the latest release of Kubuntu?

  • numand

    numand Correct answer

    8 years ago

    You will need the packages exfat-fuse and exfat-utils to allow you to read and write on exFAT drives:

    For 14.04 and higher:

    sudo apt-get install exfat-fuse exfat-utils
    

    Afterwards you just need to plug in the HDD and you're good to go.

    Update, this works on 12.10

    I required sudo apt-get install fuse-exfat exfat-utils

    on 13.10: sudo apt-get install exfat-utils exfat-fuse

    On 12.10, after adding the `relan/exfat` repository and updating, I had to **only** install `fuse-exfat` (this will automatically select `fuse-utils` as dependency). If you install `exfat-utils` it automatically installs `exfat-fuse`, which then prevents the installation of `fuse-exfat` (due to potential overwrite conflict).

    Also to note that when I tried to install `fuse-exfat` without adding the repository, it was not found. Therefore "For 12.10, you can install these packages by using third command **without any other process**" was not true for me.

    works for 14.04

  • 13.10 and later

    You will need the exfat-fuse and exfat-utils packages. Install them with:

    sudo apt-get install exfat-fuse exfat-utils  
    

    Your exFAT formatted drives should now (auto) mount fine.

    for me installing exfat-fuse seemed to be all that was needed? Anyway thanks for the tip (basically, in 13.10, you no longer need the extra ppa stuff, just install this instead [if it doesn't work you may need to enable the universe repository and apt-get update])

    exfat-fuse will download exfat-utils as dependency.
    If you just write `sudo apt-get install exfat-fuse` it will download both the packages.

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