Extended File Allocation Table, a proprietary file system originally designed for flash drives by Microsoft

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Can I backup Photos in an exFAT partition?

Searching this question on the web one can find many sources affirming it shouldn't be done and some saying it's okay. I wanted a technical explanation of the reasons Photos libraries shouldn't (or ...
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Format USB for Samsung TV

What's the simplest way to format a USB stick and write some video files to it in order for the Samsung TV to read it? As far as I know Samsung TVs support the FAT format (or maybe ExFAT too), but if ...
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Disable the disk check when reconnecting an improperly disconnected disk to OS X

If you disconnect a removable drive without ejecting it first, the next time you connect it, Windows or Mac run an fsck check on the disk to ensure data integrity. Windows will ask if you want to ...
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Is there any way (software) to defrag NTFS on Mac?

I have a lot of external hard disk drives, mainly formatted in NTFS since I have both Windows and Mac. I know iDefrag, but it only works with HFS hard drives and I was wondering if there are any ...
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How to encrypt exFAT on external drive?

I have a lot of data on my external drive. The file system is the exFAT. I believe it is not possible to encrypt that filesystem with FileVault. Do you know how (tool maybe) to encrypt exFAT on an ...
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How to format multiple exFAT partitions on USB drive?

I'm following the instructions in Creating a bootable Clonezilla dual partition USB device but using my Mac laptop running El-Capitan. I managed to create an MBR partition table and two partitions on ...
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Reformat exFat with specific Device Block Size and Cluster Size

I have an 512 GB SSD on my MacBook Retina with one of the volumes disks0s6 formatted with exFat to use it on both Mac and Windows. diskutil info disk0s6: Device Identifier: disk0s6 ...
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MacBook Pro can't mount an exFAT external hard drive when having too many files

I need to share files between Windows and Mac, so I chose exFAT as the file system for my external hard drive. But soon I found a serious problem, when I put too many files (like 5M) in the hard ...
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How to move files to pendrive (NTFS/FAT)?

I'm using Macbook (Yosemite) as my main computer right now, I'm downloading a lot of movies and whatnot from the internet on my Mac and I want to move them to my pendrive so I will be able to watch ...
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Software to duplicate external hard drive formatted ExFAT

I have an external hard drive with a 2.9TB ExFAT partition that I keep my photos and other media on. (ExFAT so that I can also see and edit my media on Windows computers.) I just bought a second hard ...
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Can iTunes on Yosemite use ExFAT? On Mavericks I think you can

Short version of the question: can iTunes 12.1.0.50 on Yosemite using ExFAT drive as the Library or how to make it work? I have some USB Flash drive and external SSD drive. It seems that I can ...
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How to access the full capacity of hard drives larger than 2TB with OS X Yosemite?

Last week, I bought a 4TB hard drive to connect to my MacBook Pro. My quest to have access to all the 4TB on my Mac was more difficult than expected. After a lot of experimenting, I managed to create ...
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Cannot change permission of external ExFAT HDD folders

I can't change permissions of external HDD folders The file system is ExFAT and I am on OSX. Here is what is shown when I do ls: drwxrwxrwx@ I don't even understand what @ means at the end. Is it ...
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Error: “couldn't unmount disk” keeps coming up when formatting external HD to eXFat

I have a WD "my Passport" external HD that is currently formatted for a PC and I would like to format it to eXFAT. Every time I hit "erase" in disk util it just comes up with the error "couldn't ...
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Why is exFAT so slow on Mac?

I tried exFAT in order to use my external hdd on both mac and windows but I found it's so much slower than HFS+. The speed is noticeably different when I tried to fast forward movies (over 4gb). ...
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USB flash drive in ExFat doesn't unmount

I need to transfer large files (9 GB) from my Mac to a PC. I bought a 64 GB flash drive, and it wouldn't work because it was in FAT 32 format and I couldnt transfer such a large file. I reformatted ...
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FAT or exFAT or NTFS

I recently brought Western Digital's Passport Essential, and will be using with my MacBook (running Snow Leopard), MacBook Air (running Lion) and Windows 7 Desktop. I should be able to read-write data ...