Error mount: unknown filesystem type exfat on Ubuntu

Error mount: unknown filesystem type exfat on Ubuntu

This article will help you how to resolve error mount: unknown filesystem type ‘exfat’.

Example error message when mounting Micro SD using card reader:

exFAT filesystem is not installed in Ubuntu by default, so you need to install Exfat filesystem.

exFAT is proprietary and patented by Microsoft.

Install exFAT Filesystem on Ubuntu 13.10 or higher

Open terminal and run this command on Ubuntu 13.10 or higher

For ubuntu 13.04 and lower, you will need a ppa to install the exfat support.

How to install exFAT filesystem on Ubuntu 12.0.4

If you see the error gpg: “tag:launchpad.net:2008:redacted” not a key ID: skipping during the apt-add-repository step, then you will need to manually install the signing key and run the apt-get update and apt-get install steps after that:

Example output on Ubuntu 16.0.4 is

Install exfat filesystem on Ubuntu
Install exfat filesystem on Ubuntu

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