Is there a tool/utility under any operating system, or standalone bootable disk image that can convert a filesystem/partition/volume from NTFS to exFAT?
- NTFS is the native filesystem of modern versions of Microsoft Windows.
- exFAT is a successor to the FAT and FAT32 filesystems that originated with DOS. It does not have the 4 gigabyte maximum file size limit of FAT32.
- exFAT is supported by modern versions of Windows and Mac OS X and is gaining support on more devices.
My use case is converting a 1TB external hard drive previously shared between a couple of Windows systems to now share between both Windows and Mac systems. Other use cases surely exist.
exFAT does not support as much metadata as NTFS. That's fine. The tool should endeavour to preserve as much metadata as accurately as exFAT can support. It should preserve the metadata better than just copying the directory structure via the OS.