Windows 7 can't save anything on pendrive runned on linux

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spamator12
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Windows 7 can't save anything on pendrive runned on linux

Post by spamator12 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:35 pm

When I use pendrive under linux system, and then I change the system to windows (7) - it say that my disk is "dirty" and I need to check it with checkdisk...

Do I really need to do this all the time, cause It's very annoying. Windows see all the stuff on pendrive and can read from it, but it won't make me write anything there. I would like to edit pendrive on linux/windows without need to 'recheck' it every time. Any ideas?

I think cause I save some files under linux, pendrive have this exfat file system? And windows can't save anything in this file format?

Is there file format compatible with windows and linux that I can write big files on (>4GB so FAT is not enough)?

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Re: Windows 7 can't save anything on pendrive runned on linux

Post by lordmax » Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:44 pm

exfat is the best possible format
Try to expel disk before shut down linux so every possible pending operation or lock are removed

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Re: Windows 7 can't save anything on pendrive runned on linux

Post by JerryF » Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:28 pm

spamator12 wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:35 pm
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I think cause I save some files under linux, pendrive have this exfat file system? And windows can't save anything in this file format?
I think you might be confusing EXT4 with exFAT. EXT4 is use by Linux and cannot be read by Windows. exFAT can be read by both Linux and Windows.

Check to see if you have two packages installed in Linux so that you can read/write in exFAT.

exfat-fuse and exfat-utils

To install them, run this command:

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sudo apt-get install exfat-*
spamator12 wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:35 pm
Is there file format compatible with windows and linux that I can write big files on (>4GB so FAT is not enough)?
As already stated, exFAT is good because you can write files larger that 4 GB. Also you could use NTFS, but that's geared more for hard drives.
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