How to Mount an exFAT Drive on CentOS 7

Posted by linuxize on Jul 11, 2019 2:07 AM EDT
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exFAT (Extended File Allocation Table) is a proprietary Microsoft file system optimized for flash memory devices such as SD cards and USB flash drives. It was designed to replace the old 32bit FAT32 file system that cannot store files larger than 4 GB. This tutorial explains how to enable exFAT support on CentOS 7.

The exFAT file system is supported on the latest versions of Windows and macOS operating systems. CentOS, like most of the other major Linux distributions, doesn’t provide support for the proprietary exFAT filesystem by default.

If you are using CentOS as your operating system, chances are that at some point you will encounter an issue when trying to mount exFAT formatted USB drive.

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