Last Updated: December 27, 2016
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Mounting EXFAT formatted pendrives in fedora linux

Recently I needed to read a recently bought pendrive with 16 GB of memory, and I discovered it was formatted with the EXFAT filesystem.

It was mounted transparently in OSX, but in Fedora Linux 19 I discovered the commands I remembered reported unknown filesystem. The solution is easy, just install the fuse-exfat package:

yum install fuse-exfat
mount /dev/sdb1 /media

Assuming sdb1 is the pendrive.

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This worked perfectly for me on Fedora 20. I should mention that I first had to download the RPM Fusion free repository with:

wget -c download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-20.noarch.rpm

sudo rpm -i rpmfusion-free-release-20.noarch.rpm

sudo yum update

over 1 year ago ·

Worked here, thanks!!

over 1 year ago ·

Just adding to "it worked" responses by stating that this tip worked for Fedora 22 and a 128 GB SD memory card (of Huawei Honor 5x smart phone) as well. A supported memory card reader and a suitable memory card adapter were required to read the memory card in an old Acer 5100 laptop.

11 months ago ·
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