By Bryce / Last Updated May 8, 2021

Overview of exFAT partition

exFAT is one kind of file system, which is introduced in 2006. It is better than NTFS file system in compatibility and has 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 an 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 devices 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 (PA 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 or FAT32 partition.

Three important things you should know before copying partition:
The destination place should be unallocated space. If there is no unallocated space on your destination disk, you can delete unused partitions or shrink partition to get unallocated space.
When there are already four primary partitions and unallocated space on an MBR disk, the unallocated space can’t be used as the destination place. When there are already three primary partitions and unallocated space, the unallocated space will be created as a logical partition.
The size of the unallocated space should be larger than the size of the exFAT partition as “Sector-by-Sector Clone” 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. Free download, install, and run the software.

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

Clone Exfat Partition

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

Sector By Sector Clone

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 Target Place

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 and the partition. Then, click “Finish”.


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

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


AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard can help you to copy hidden partition like recovery partition from one hard drive to another as well.
It is available to create a new partition on the unallocated space via AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard after you cloning exFAT partition to a larger unallocated space.


There is no doubt that AOMEI Partition Assistant is great partition copy software. Within a user-friendly interface, it is easy to handle. Just within 5 steps, it helps you to copy exFAT partition to another disk successfully.

In fact, apart from copying partition, AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard enjoys many other fantastic functions. For example, it allows you to clone the entire hard drive to another one, which can save the trouble of reinstalling Windows and various applications when you need to replace an original hard drive with SSD. For cloning system disk, PA Standard only supports MBR disk to disk. If you want to clone MBR system disk to GPT or GPT system disk to MBR/GPT, you need to employ AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional.