Can Time Machine back up to exFAT drive in Lion?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Lara F, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    May 5, 2005
    Montreal, Quebec
    I wasn't able to do so in Snow Leopard, but was wondering if that might have changed? Thanks!
  2. macrumors G4

    Jul 17, 2002
    Why on Earth you even consider charging a flaky file system like exFAT with a critical task like storing back-up data? Lucky for you, you can't do it. Format your backup drive to HFS+ Journaled and get on with life.
  3. Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    You can generally backup to an HFS+ sparseimage that is on an exFAT drive if you have to. As MisterMe said, why would you want to? I've had some issues with exFAT drives myself.

  4. macrumors newbie

    Nov 2, 2011
    Time Machine + windows

    Hy, I have the same problem, the reason for use the ExFat is because it can be used with Windows, I've got some files on my Mac and some other on a Pc.
    Thank's in advance
  5. macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2011
    I would like native NTFS support in OS X so I can use the same drive across multiple computers, but exFAT is the closest to being most compatible.

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