However, because Microsoft owns various patents of the file system design, up until now, Linux users needed to go through workarounds to access devices formatted using exFAT. But now things are changing, as the software giant has published the technical specifications of the file system publicly for the first time and announced that it’s supporting the integration of exFAT into the Linux kernel. Furthermore, the company says that also supports exFAT on the Linux kernel become part of the Open Invention Network (OIN) Linux definition, which once accepted, it’ll benefit the entire Linux community.  All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.