Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Mount C:\Users as a Fat32 Partition

24 Aug 2010   #11
redemblem101

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Thanks, Barman58.

I am decidedly going to leave everything other than documents, music, videos, and downloads in C:\Users. I think that this is the best way to get around the permissions problem. As for the incapabilities of FAT32 (drive errors, file limit size, etc.) I'm going to use the open source driver implementation of EXFAT that I have found on Google Code. It's hosted here
exfat - Project Hosting on Google Code

If anyone else wishes to do this, they can compile the FUSE implementation from source for their system with the following code:
Code:
svn co http://exfat.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/ exfat-read-only
cd exfat-read-only
scons
sudo scons install
Then edit the FSTAB to mount the "exfat-fuse" device at whichever mountpoint you like

Of course, you don't have to use scons if you don't like good stuff to happen automagically.

Cheers.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

24 Aug 2010   #12
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

I just need to add to to this thread that as of Linux Kernel 2.6.xx + NTFS read/write support is fully implemented. All Ubuntu releases (8.04 -> 10.10) have this implemented with no issue, and since Ubuntu is based off of Debian, it to should have no issues with this.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Mount C:\Users as a Fat32 Partition




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Formatting partition to FAT32?
I apologise if this has been posted before. I bought an external HDD today and I want to make two partitions one NTFS and one FAT32 because I want to use it on my ps3. Is this possible? The reason I want a NTFS partition is because I also want to backup my pc. Can someone post a tutorial or...
Hardware & Devices
Can't mount the fourth partition
I don't know if I am in the right place but I am going nuts trying to mount an unallocated space in my Windows 7 partition running on my macbook pro. Yes I know this is a Windows forum and I mentioned Mac, but I really want some help. I partitioned my Samsung 500 Gb in this manner: 65 GB - OSX 65...
General Discussion
Backup of FAT32 partition?
I have a partition formatted as FAT32 (it's shared with a Linux installation). But this partition is not included in the backup (started from the control panel). What to do?
Backup and Restore
Can Windows 7 be installed on a FAT32 partition?
I thought I'd come here for advice since there seems to be so much confusing information out on the internet. Maybe someone here can give me a definitive answer.... A friend of mine wants me to install Win7 on her Apple Mac (e.g. using Boot Camp). This is something I've already done on my own...
Installation & Setup
Partition Find and Mount
Recently a friend asked me to look into why his PC was shorting out - turns out his power supply wasn't powerfull enough but that's another story :p It turns out that one time when it cut out, his external 320GB hard disk crapped out too and was showing 2.5GB of available data and a 295GB...
Software

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:41.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App