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GParted, the popular open source partition editor, has a new version that adds support for exFAT

GNOME Partition Editor, better known as GParted, has just released version 1.2, its first major update of the year, and it is one that adds support for the exFAT file system for the first time.

After a year without news, this new version of GParted comes with several improvements, including improved support for the FAT family of file systems, updated translations, and correction of a few bugs.

In a few days it will be available as GParted Live

Gparted Live Cd

GParted Live

Support for exFAT is handled through the exfatprogs command line utility, and this must be installed on your distro if you use GParted installed from your operating system. It is just the initial support for the file system developed by Microsoft.

The new version is already available from the official website but we will have to wait a few days for it to be updated in the GParted Live version, that is, the ISO image that we can use as a boot system for manage partitions on macOS and Windows in addition to Linux.

The update of the packages according to each distribution will depend on each individual repository. GParted is found in most of the popular distros like Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, OpenSUSE, etc. To use it on systems like Windows or macOS the solution is GParted Live, which will come with GParted 1.2 pre-installed and support for the Linux 5.10 LTS kernel.

Via | 9to5Linux