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Mount exFAT on FreeBSD 11

 I’ll tell you why exFAT, because even Windows users often use NTFS or FAT32.  Yes, many will say why all this if there is Windows where it is unnecessary to even think about it, the system itself mounts and unmounts the media.  But using FreeBSD is also nothing complicated, as you yourself will now see.

 Why exFAT?
 A flash drive is usually initially formatted in FAT32, but this file system is great for a flash drive, but progress does not stand still and now the volume of flash drives is more and more.  And what if we need to copy a file larger than 4 GB to a flash drive with the FAT32 file system.  I often noticed that people format their flash drives in NTFS, for this purpose.  But NTFS is a journaling file system, which does not have a good effect on USB flash drives and reduces the life of the flash drive, and takes up more space after formatting.

 But exFAT or FAT64 is an extended FAT and was developed specifically for flash drives.  The file size limit in exFAT is 16 exabytes.

 Install fusefs-exfat first, it doesn’t matter from the ports or package.

 cd / usr / ports / sysutils / fusefs-exfat

 make install klean


 pkg install fusefs-exfat

 In etc / rc.conf we write

 kld_list = '' fuse ''



 1 0xffffffff821a9000 30aec0 zfs.ko

 2 0xffffffff824bf000 9b748 linux.ko

 1 0xffffffff82569000 e137c0 nvidia.ko

 1 0xffffffff83438000 e567 fuse.ko

 We see fuse.ko means everything is fine, if not, do

 kldload fuse

 and check


 Now you can try to mount the USB flash drive, create any folder or just mount it in mnt.

 mount.exfat-fuse / dev / da4s4 / mnt

 check the contents of the / mnt folder

 ls / mnt

 You will see the contents of the flash drive, to unmount the flash drive just do

 umount / mnt


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