How do I use an exfat-formatted drive, i.e. a flash drive or SD card, with elementary OS? When I try to view it in Files I get an error.
Exfat support is not included out of the box due to licensing issues. However, you can manually install support for it from the Terminal.
- Open the Terminal app from the Applications launcher or with Super+T.
- Type the following command, press Enter, then enter your password if prompted:
sudo apt install exfat-fuse exfat-utils
- Wait for the command to complete, then close and re-open Files to access your drive.