Mount exFAT

Discussion in 'macOS' started by gillespie, Nov 26, 2010.

  1. gillespie macrumors newbie

    May 9, 2010
    Buenos Aires
    I'm using 10.6.5 and recently I found a hard drive that has an exFAT partition on it. I suspect that partition contains the TrueCrypt container that I've been looking for, but I can't seem to be able to mount it on OSX to get to the files within that partition.

    Is there any way I can mount this exFAT partition? I'm running the hard drive on an external dock.

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  2. GGJstudios, Nov 26, 2010
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2010

    GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    FAT32 (File Allocation Table)
    • Read/Write FAT32 from both native Windows and native Mac OS X.
    • Maximum file size: 4GB.
    • Maximum volume size: 2TB
    NTFS (Windows NT File System)
    • Read/Write NTFS from native Windows.
    • Read only NTFS from native Mac OS X
    • To Read/Write/Format NTFS from Mac OS X: Install NTFS-3G for Mac OS X (free)
    • Some have reported problems using Tuxera (approx 33USD).
    • Native NTFS support can be enabled in Snow Leopard, but is not advisable, due to instability.
    • Maximum file size: 16 TB
    • Maximum volume size: 256TB
    HFS+ (Hierarchical File System, a.k.a. Mac OS Extended)
    • Read/Write HFS+ from native Mac OS X
    • Required for Time Machine or Carbon Copy Cloner backups of Mac internal hard drive.
    • To Read/Write HFS+ from Windows, Install MacDrive
    • To Read HFS+ (but not Write) from Windows, Install HFSExplorer
    • Maximum file size: 8EiB
    • Maximum volume size: 8EiB
    exFAT (FAT64)
    • Supported in Mac OS X only in 10.6.5 or later.
    • exFAT partitions created with OS X 10.6.5 are inaccessible from Windows 7
    • Not all Windows versions support exFAT. See disadvantages.
    • exFAT (Extended File Allocation Table)
    • Maximum file size: 16 EiB
    • Maximum volume size: 64 ZiB
  3. gillespie thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 9, 2010
    Buenos Aires
    So pretty much Windows 7 should be able to read this?

    Its weird because I have Windows 7 in Bootcamp and I can't see it either...
  4. TheAshMan macrumors regular

    Jan 22, 2009
    Clarksville, Maryland USA
    ExFat works fine with my Snow Leopard

    I have been transferring files back and forth and it has worked great. Drive is at work, I will post back tomorrow AM (EST). Mine is whole volume though. Yours looks like 3 partitions
  5. gillespie thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 9, 2010
    Buenos Aires
    Yeah, and I can't get to that third one formatted with exFAT =(
  6. superericla macrumors 6502

    Sep 27, 2010
    When you choose the exfat partition the top portion of disk utility should give you the option to mount the partition.

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