Will OS X Yosemite (10.10) have any improved support for exFAT file systems?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by 1nfinity0nhigh, Sep 4, 2014.

  1. 1nfinity0nhigh macrumors newbie

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    I use an exFAT partition for sharing data between my OS X and Windows partitions on my macbook. Sometimes the exFAT partition will become corrupted (but fixable using $ sudo fsck_exfat -d disk0s4 ), and I was wondering if anyone knew if Yosemite would have any stability/reliability improvements in this regard
     
  2. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    exFAT isn't journaled, and therefore easy to get corrupted.
     
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  5. Menge macrumors 6502a

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    NTFS is read-only on OS X unless you're willing to pay for a third party driver OR do some hacky stuff (or use FUSE, which is awkward, IMO).
     
  6. 1nfinity0nhigh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I did the trial of Paragon NTFS, and it's AMAZING. It's full 100% seamless NTFS support. 11/10, after you install it you wouldn't even guess that OS X doesn't natively support it. Def worth $20 to have a journaled, shareable partition between OSX and windows
     
  7. grahamperrin macrumors 601

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    I doubt it. Sorry.
     
  8. GhettoMrBob macrumors regular

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    If you're Windows partition is Windows 8 you should check out the free version that Paragon makes. Stumbled upon it a few weeks back and it works fantastically.

    http://www.paragon-software.com/home/hfs-windows-free/

    EDIT: This isn't for exFAT support, but rather HFS+ support on your Windows partition.
     

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