USB 3.0 disk to move files between FreeBSD and Windows

Victor Sudakov vas at
Tue Nov 5 17:00:03 UTC 2019

Jerry wrote:
> On Tue, 5 Nov 2019 17:13:35 +0700, Victor Sudakov commented:
> >thor wrote:
> >> I sincerely believe that the best variant is 
> >> /usr/ports/sysutils/fusefs-exfat. It's supported well both under the 
> >> FreeBSD and Abomination, and exfat is documented while NTFS isn't.  
> >
> >I second this. I had weird problems while writing to an NTFS drive from
> >FreeBSD. On FreeBSD, the files I had saved were there all right, but
> >Windows 7 did not see them.
> "exfat" is certainly a good choice; however, I would not rule out NTFS
> completely. Windows 7, while not EOL until 2020, is definitely
> comatose. I don't don't know anyone still using it, especially since
> Microsoft offered an easy and free upgrade path.

I'm afraid the cause of the problem of lost files is not in Windows 7
but in the NTFS fuse driver.

Or maybe the problem is related to the Windows "fast startup" feature.
But was it available for Windows 7? 

Victor Sudakov,  VAS4-RIPE, VAS47-RIPN
2:5005/49 at fidonet
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