exFat in Ubuntu 13.04

Ubuntu 13.04 doesn’t have support for exFAT filesystems, which are now being used on portable hard-drives, especially those with SSDs. Fortunately the fix is one line away:

sudo apt-get install exfat-fuse

Now reconnect your drive and it should be automatically mounted.

By Sam

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  1. To install exfat on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, you don’t need to add any extra PPA to your sources list. You only need exfat-utils package

    $ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install exfat-utils

    Ubuntu and Linux Mint will not automatic mount exfat devince. To mount exfat device, plug in your device and run:

    $ su –
    # cat /proc/partitions
    # cd /media
    # mkdir usbdrive
    # mount -t exfat /dev/sdd1 usbexfat

    From http://namhuy.net/872/how-to-enable-exfat-on-ubuntu.html

  2. This fix did not work for my SDXC flash memory cards on either 13.04 or 13.10 on my other machine. Neither multicard reader could acknowledge the contents nor display the contents.

    1. @David Blales, that might be a hardware limitation of your card reader. If the card reader doesn’t support SDXC, it won’t read in any OS. Does it work on Windows?

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