Anyway to get exFat working on Leopard?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Jamiet361, May 6, 2014.

  1. Jamiet361, May 6, 2014
    Last edited: May 6, 2014

    Jamiet361 macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2013
    Leeds, UK
    Hey guys.

    I have an external HDD formatted as exFat that doesn't seem to work on my PowerBook G4. I know that I could always reformat it to FAT32, but the file size limitations of that format are less than ideal.

    As I need to use the disk with Windows and OS X, is there anyway to force exFat reading/writing on 10.5.8?

    Thanks :cool:
  2. tampasteve macrumors 6502

    There certainly may be another way around it.....but it is not supported. IIRC exFAT is only supported on XP and newer PCs and 10.6 and newer Macs.
  3. eyoungren macrumors P6


    Aug 31, 2011
    Phoenix • 85037
    Why not format it NTFS and use MacFuse and NTFS-3G on the Mac?

    Even without those two, OS X at it's basic allows reading an NTFS drive.
  4. jackskomputers macrumors newbie


    Dec 22, 2016
    Western Australia, Australia
    I'm having the same problem, but i came along this program called fuse: . It saids something about third party file systems. Try it out and tell me what you think

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