Ubuntu – Should I choose exFat or NTFS for a “shared” partition in a dual-boot system


I have a new laptop which I am setting up as dual boot Windows/Linux.

I would like to access files from both Ubuntu and Windows 7.

Should I create a separate NTFS partition?

Best Answer

Yes, you should create a separate NTFS partition to share files between Ubuntu and Windows on your computer.

Ubuntu can safely read and write files on the Windows partition itself.
So you do not really need a separate NTFS partition to share files.

I would still recommend a separate partition for important data that is for sharing between different OSes on the same computer.