This lab explores various scenarios on how to install the Tuxera
exFAT driver on a Linux machine and access exFAT file
The maximum file size that is supported on a FAT32 formatted drive
is around 4 GB. The availability of cheap memory combined with DVD
and high resolution DVD formats has necessitated in a demand for a
next generation file system which can handle large files.
The exFAT file system is a new file system format that addresses
these needs. The exFAT file system handles large files, such as
those used for media storage, and it enables seamless
interoperability between desktop computers and devices such as
portable media devices. In this lab scenario, the Tuxera exFAT
driver for Linux enables you to access and perform exFAT file
system operations on a Linux machine.
The Tuxera exFAT system driver for Linux allows you to share any
type of file including large files of memory sizes greater than 4
GB, and any number of files between a Windows machine and a Linux
machine. The exFAT file system allows you to handle file sizes
greater than 4 GB and also handle directories containing more than
1000 files. This driver is useful if you want to copy a video file
having a file size greater than 4 GB since the existing FAT 32 file
system does not support large file sizes greater than 4 GB.
You can also use this driver if you need to copy a directory
containing more than 1000 files. The exFAT file system also allows
you to handle volume sizes of greater than 32 GB. You can now use
USB drives having memory sizes greater 32 GB to transfer data
between a Windows machine and a Linux machine.
Once the Tuxera exFAT system driver is installed in any Linux
machine, you have to mount the exFAT file system formatted USB
drive in the Linux machine. You can now access the USB drive
and perform any operation.
This lab scenario shows how to copy a collection of photos from a
Windows 7 machine to a Linux machine using the exFAT file system.
In this lab scenario, we show how a USB drive having a memory size
of 8 GB and formatted with exFAT file system in Windows 7 is used
to transfer data between a Windows 7 and a Linux machine. The
prerequisite step in this lab scenario is to format the 8 GB USB
drive using the exFAT file system in Windows 7 and copy a few
photos into the USB drive. Then the USB drive is connected to the
Linux machine so that we can perform operations on it.
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