Thursday, April 21, 2016

How to Mount EXFAT partition on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

To mount exfat partition on Ubuntu, simply install the necessary packages:
$ sudo apt-get install exfat-fuse exfat-utils

If you need to mount it from the command line, you could do
$ sudo mkdir /media/exfat
$ sudo mount -t exfat /dev/sdxx /media/exfat
where /dev/sdxx could be /dev/sda1 or /dev/sda2, or so on.

If you are not sure whether the exfat partition you are looking for is /dev/sda1 or /dev/sda2, then you could also run
$ sudo lsblk -o NAME,FSTYPE,SIZE,MOUNTPOINT,LABEL

This should do it!

8 comments:

  1. Worked like charm! Thanks for the tip!

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  2. Hi, I'm doing something wrong but not sure what. Also I'm booting from a flash drive, not sure if that means i can't do this?

    here is the error I'm getting

    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install exfat-fuse exfat-utils
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    Package exfat-utils is not available, but is referred to by another package.
    This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
    is only available from another source

    E: Unable to locate package exfat-fuse
    E: Package 'exfat-utils' has no installation candidate

    thanks for any help

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    1. Hi, which version of Ububtu is it? You may wabt to try solutions here: http://askubuntu.com/questions/451364/how-to-enable-exfat-in-ubuntu-14-04

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  3. i'm in ubuntu 16.04 and get a error

    FUSE exfat 1.2.3
    ERROR: exFAT file system is not found.

    and i have the packages

    exfat-fuse is already the newest version (1.2.3-1).
    exfat-utils is already the newest version (1.2.3-1).
    fuse is already the newest version (2.9.4-1ubuntu3.1).

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  4. It was necessary to format the usb drive in the windows (it has extfat) to recognize in ubuntu 16.04

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