exFAT – BEWARE!!!

5 10 2009

I was touting the benefits of the relatively new exFAT filesystem from Microsoft.  After testing, I have come to the recommendation that you AVOID IT LIKE THE PLAGUE!!  You WILL LOSE DATA!

During tests, I converted 5 large hard drives to exFAT and ran into 2 major problems:

1. One hard drive became read-only.  I can see files there, but I can’t add or delete any more files.

2. Files disappear.  After backing up 1 TB worth of data to a second hard drive, the files all disappeared.  The hard disk space is allocated, but the files are invisible.

   MICROSOFT REALLY SUCKS!!!

   I googled both problems and only came across 2 people who have also experienced this problem.  The solution — none.  Reformat to NTFS.

   What I am going to do now is to convert back to NTFS and find out how to remove all of those pesky permissions that seem to interfere w/ copying and backing up files.

   The morale of this story —  NEVER TRUST MICROSOFT!!!


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