Why does exFAT need a license on ADM 3.5 but not on ADM 4.0?

The exFAT file system is proprietary and requires a software license by Microsoft for use in commercial products.

To use exFAT storage devices in ADM, it is necessary to purchase an exFAT license. Click here to find detailed instructions on how to make a purchase and to begin using an exFAT external drive or MyArchive drive easily.

 exFAT is now supported free of charge in ADM 4.0 due to a policy change by Microsoft.


AS-2, AS-3 and AS-6 series do not support ADM 4.0 and thus continue to require an exFAT license.