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  7. ChangeLog


This project aims to provide a full-featured exFAT file system implementation for Unix-like systems. It consists of a FUSE module (fuse-exfat) and a set of utilities (exfat-utils).

Supported operating systems:

  • GNU/Linux
  • Mac OS X 10.5 or later
  • FreeBSD
  • OpenBSD

Most GNU/Linux distributions already have fuse-exfat and exfat-utils in their repositories, so you can just install and use them. The next chapter describes how to compile them from source.


To build this project under GNU/Linux you need to install the following packages:

  • git
  • autoconf
  • automake
  • pkg-config
  • fuse-devel (or libfuse-dev)
  • gcc
  • make

Get the source code, change directory and compile:

git clone
cd exfat
autoreconf --install
./configure --prefix=/usr

Then install driver and utilities:

sudo make install

You can remove them using this command:

sudo make uninstall


Modern GNU/Linux distributions will mount exFAT volumes automatically—util-linux-ng 2.18 (was renamed to util-linux in 2.19) is required for this. Anyway, you can mount manually (you will need root privileges):

sudo mount.exfat-fuse /dev/sdXn /mnt/exfat

where /dev/sdXn is the partition special file, /mnt/exfat is a mountpoint.


If you have any questions, issues, suggestions, bug reports, etc. please create an issue. Pull requests are also welcome!