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EXfat??

by Confusimo / February 3, 2013 2:54 PM PST

I got toshiba 3tb from bestbuy. I formatted it EXFAT to be compatible with my mac mini mid 2011 and my smasung np-rv-515 a01us upgraded to windows 8.

But I can't make any new folders or copy data over to the exfat. I right click and no new foler option. I thought windows 8 was EXFAT compatible.

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As a test.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 3, 2013 11:05 PM PST
In reply to: EXfat??

Open a command prompt and create a folder manually. Also, try to old alt+f and such to see if a menu exists.

In the past folk posed such a question and the other methods worked which only means the right click context menu was broke. Not the drive.
Bob

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Alt +F
by Confusimo / February 4, 2013 8:50 AM PST
In reply to: As a test.

Alt + F no option either. Might need drivers or something.

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Then Ctrl+Shift+N
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 4, 2013 8:59 AM PST
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http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/keyboard-shortcuts

Why are drivers suspect? Did you leave out some details? Again, the right click context menu has classically been trouble. That is, all it takes is a virus/trojan/malware and the menu can vanish or harbor bad things. This is a good reason to learn how to do the basics of the commands. Link supplied.
Bob
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The operation...
by Confusimo / February 4, 2013 10:04 AM PST
In reply to: Then Ctrl+Shift+N

The operation could not be completed because volume is dirty. When I goto command prompt and mkdir I get the error.

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Good finding.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 4, 2013 10:06 AM PST
In reply to: The operation...

Now go research how to CHKDSK in Windows 8.

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