Mount exFat filesystem on Debian

ExFat file systems are not supported out of the box on Debian, but support is provided by installing the exfat-utils package:

# apt-get install exfat-utils

Reading package lists... Done

Building dependency tree       

Reading state information... Done

The following additional packages will be installed:


The following NEW packages will be installed:

  exfat-fuse exfat-utils

0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 28 not upgraded.

Need to get 73.0 kB of archives.

After this operation, 295 kB of additional disk space will be used.

Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y

fdisk -l shows my usb disk as:

Disk /dev/sdc: 186.3 GiB, 200049647616 bytes, 390721968 sectors

Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes

Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Disklabel type: gpt

Disk identifier: ...

Device      Start       End   Sectors   Size Type

/dev/sdc1      40    409639    409600   200M EFI System

/dev/sdc2  411648 390721535 390309888 186.1G Microsoft basic data

So to mount sdc2:

mkdir /media/usbdisk (or whatever mountpoint you prefer)

mount -t exfat /dev/sdc2 /media/usbdisk


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