exFAT on Windows 7 – Says there is a problem and wants to correct it. Works fine on Windows 10. – RedFlagDeals.com Forums

I have an encrypted hard drive and an encrypted USB drive formatted to exFAT. They work fine on my Windows 10 machine and on my Mac it\’s slow but works. However, on my Windows 7 machine at work it always tells me something is wrong with it, and lately won\’t let me write to it, just read.Very irritating. Anything I can do to fix this? I\’ve noticed the same thing with an unencrypted USB drive too.

Back it up first on the machine it works on (just in case), and then just go ahead and \”scan and fix\” on the one it\’s insisting on doing that on. I find this happens a lot with USB drives or SD cards, even if there is nothing wrong with it. Doing the \”scan and fix\” usually does nothing to modify the drive or files but it usually works fine after you let the OS do its thing. I think it has to do with the drive possibly storing that it wasn\’t disconnected \”cleanly\” the time before (even if there was no reason it would cause any data problems) and Windows noticing that and wanting to scan it. My [Windows] Phone sometimes does the same thing…I just let it \”scan and fix\” and it seems to be fine afterwards.

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