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#1 2014-02-11 02:52:48

hippieben
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Arch-formatted exfat cannot be read in Mac OS

If I format a drive as exfat using my arch system it cannot be read by OS X but can be read by linux and windows.  If I format using OS X it can be read by OS X, linux and windows.  Why?  What weird voodoo do I have to conform to in order to get OS X to read an exfat volume that was formatted by Linux?

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#2 2014-02-11 21:44:56

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Re: Arch-formatted exfat cannot be read in Mac OS

Update OS X to a version greater than 10.6.8, preferably 10.7 or 10.8. If that doesn't work, then I can't help you.


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#3 2014-02-11 21:52:22

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Re: Arch-formatted exfat cannot be read in Mac OS

I suspect this question would be better asked on a Mac forum..


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#4 2014-02-12 00:07:11

hippieben
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Re: Arch-formatted exfat cannot be read in Mac OS

I cannot update OS X as it's not my computer. it is running 10.7.5 though.

I figured I'd ask here as I doubt many people on a Mac forum would know anything about any potential differences in how Linux partitions drives / formats them to how OS X does it. Figured that there would be more people here with Mac experience than people on a Mac forum with Linux experience.

Either way, I ended up formatting the drive on the Mac and leaving it that way. it works and I need it to keep working for school but it would be nice to eventually understand why.

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