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when I plug in the flash drive, or try to mount it, it says

"Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/dejel/76E8-CACF: Command-line `mount -t "exfat" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,iocharset=utf8,namecase=0,errors=remount-ro,umask=0077" "/dev/sdb1" "/media/dejel/76E8-CACF"' exited with non-zero exit status 32: mount: unknown filesystem type 'exfat'"

how do I access this flash drive? it has no issues with windows computers. nothing on it yet, so if that'll work & help, I'll reformat it. Flash drive was 1.9 TB & exFAT format.

  • Your USB stick is probably formatted as exFAT; you may want to install packages exfat-fuse and exfat-utils, according to this answer, before trying the USB stick again. – Franklin Yu Apr 25 '17 at 2:50
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exfat filesystem utils are not installed by default on Ubuntu, but it is easy to install them. Run this:

sudo apt install exfat-utils exfat-fuse

Then it should work fine.

  • That probably would have worked, but I found my own solution. – DeJeL Apr 25 '17 at 21:48
  • Most usb thumb drives use FAT32, so that might be a good idea for a format. NTFS might not be readable on all systems (Apple, etc), but FAT32 is widely supported. exfat on a thumb drive is odd, I usually only see exfat on SD cards. – dogoncouch Apr 25 '17 at 22:18
  • that may be true, however I will likely only be using my laptop & windows computers when using this flash-drive. – DeJeL Apr 26 '17 at 0:06
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I reformatted my flash drive from exFAT format to NTFS.

note: NTFS does not work for larger than 2.0 TB, thankfully mine was only 1.9

for those using usb storage devices that have more than 2.0 TB it'd be best to use the method dogoncouch suggested

exfat filesystem utils are not installed by default on Ubuntu, but it is easy to install them. Run this:

sudo apt install exfat-utils exfat-fuse

Then it should work fine.

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