By Bryce / Last Updated July 19, 2019

Overview of exFAT partition

exFAT is one kind of file systems, which is introduced in 2006. It is better than NTFS file system in compatibility and have the advantage over FAT32 in file size and partition size. To be specific, NTFS can be fully supported under Windows but read-only in Mac while exFAT can also work with Mac; FAT32 only supports up to 4GB in file size and 8TB in partition size while exFAT can break out the limitations.

All in all, exFAT partition is a nice choice if you need to use it to work with Windows & Mac and store individual file larger than 4GB.

Why need to copy exFAT partition?

In general, you may want to copy exFAT partition under the two following situations:

Situation 1: Need to format exFAT partition to FAT32 or other file system. In order to avoid data loss, you can clone exFAT partition to another hard drive as formatting operation will erase all data on the partition.

Situation 2: exFAT file system is easier to be corrupted, compared with FAT32 and NTFS. At this time, in case that the exFAT partition is damaged, it is necessary to copy exFAT formatted partition to an external hard drive or other storage device to secure your data.

To migrate data or to protect data, no matter in what situation, it is a sensible decision to perform a partition copy.

How to copy exFAT partition to another drive?

To complete this task securely and simply, you can apply this professional and reliable partition copy software – AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard, which can assist you in managing partition conveniently in Windows 10/8/7, XP and Vista. It can not only copy exFAT partition, but also copy NTFS partition or system partition. If you want to copy system partition from GPT disk to MBR /GPT disk, you can upgrade it to Professional edition. Now, it is time to have a look of how to copy exFAT using AOMEI Partition Assistant.

Three important things you should know before copying partition

  1. Destination place should be an unallocated space. If there is no unallocated space on your destination disk, you can delete unused partitions or shrink partitions to get unallocated space.

  2. When there are already four primary partitions and an unallocated space on a MBR disk, the unallocated space can’t be used as the destination place. When there are already three primary partitions and an unallocated space, the unallocated space will be created as a logical partition.

  3. The size of the unallocated space should be larger than the size of the exFAT partition as “Sector-by-Sector Copy” method will be applied during cloning exFAT partition.

Detailed steps on how to clone exFAT partition to another drive.

Step 1. Connect your disk that holds the exFAT partition to your computer well. Download, install and run AOMEI Partition Assistant.

Step 2. In the main interface, right click the exFAT partition and choose “Copy Partition”.

Copy exFAT Partition

Step 3.Sector-by-Sector Copy” is selected. All sectors on the exFAT partition will be copied to the destination space. Click “Next” to continue.

Sector-by-Sector Copy

PS.: If you copy NTFS or FAT32 partition, two copy methods presented in the picture will be available for you to choose.

Step 4. Select an unallocated space as the destination place. Then, click on “Next” button.

Select Destination Space

PS.: Tick the box before “Optimize the performance of SSD” if the destination unallocated space is on an SSD.

Step 5. Here you can adjust the position of the partition being created. Then, click “Finish”.

Adjust the Location of the Partition

PS.: Here you are not allowed to adjust the size of the partition being created as what the copy method is Sector-by-Sector copy.

Step 6.You’ll turn to the main interface. Confirm your operation and click “Apply” to execute it.



  • AOMEI Partition Assistant can help you to copy hidden partition like recovery partition to from one hard drive to another as well.

  • It is available to create new partition on the unallocated space via AOMEI Partition Assistant after you cloning exFAT partition to a larger unallocated space.


There is no doubt that AOMEI Partition Assistant is great partition copy software. Within user-friendly interface, it is easy to handle even for green hand in computer. Just within 5 steps, it helps you to copy exFAT partition to another disk successfully. In fact, apart from copying partition, AOMEI Partition Assistant enjoys many other fantastic functions. For example, it allows you to clone one hard drive to another even the destination disk is smaller than the source one, which can help you save the trouble of reinstalling Windows and various applications when you need to replace original hard drive with SSD. In a nutshell, it is comprehensive and powerful software that is worthwhile trying.