The tag has no usage guidance.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
0answers
44 views

macOS Sierra: AppleScript mount volume keeps asking for login

For several OS X versions I've used: /usr/bin/osascript -e mount volume "smb://yourserver" as user name yourusername" with password “yourpassword” This has worked great, a nice and quiet mount of ...
63
votes
10answers
84k views

The volume can't be ejected because it's currently in use

After working with an external USB backup disk I want to cleanly unmount the drive. When pressing the 'eject' button Finder warns me with the message: "The volume can't be ejected because it's ...
2
votes
0answers
19 views

Minimum volume size to enable versioning

I have certain documents stored on a password protected disk image stored on Dropbox. Since the documents are small text documents, I made the image small (100 MB). But now I'm getting the following ...
0
votes
1answer
28 views

Persistant phantom volume mount points, how to prevent?

Every time I reboot my Mac a mount point for a drive I don't even have connected is recreated in my /Volumes/ dir. I can delete it, but next time I reboot it comes back. How can I find out what is ...
0
votes
0answers
6 views

Finder shows external volumes that are NOT present in disk utility or plugged in / attached

Very strangely, Finder appears to have got into its head that I have one of my external drives plugged in. If I eject them, they grey out but do not disappear. If I kill Finder and restart it after '...
1
vote
1answer
308 views

How can I change an NTFS Volume UUID?

I just upgraded my Mac to Mac OS X El Capitan and I wanted to update my Windows 7 to Windows 10. But, before that, I need to make a backup of my Windows partition. As I've done it before, I have a ...
1
vote
1answer
147 views

Mac Pro APPLE RAID volume questions

My Mac Pro 4.1 (circa 2009) has a MacPro Raid Card and the software shows two storage volumes - one 1TB SAS disk and one 2 TB SAS RAID volume. The removal of the Parallels volume leaves me with the ...
1
vote
4answers
3k views

Booted to Windows how do I enable access to a Mac CoreStorage volume?

I've installed Windows 8.1 with the Boot Camp Assistant on a solid state drive with a CoreStorage volume. Booted to Windows I can't see the files on my Mac volume anymore. I'm confused since this is ...
1
vote
0answers
34 views

Rsync for backups

I have gotten into the habit of using rsync to do my own backups of an encrypted volume containing my personal info onto an external hard drive. I did not use Time Machine, because I do not own the ...
0
votes
2answers
44 views

Terminal command to enable write to remote NFTS drive

Can the drivename be "Seagate Backup Plus Drive" in the Terminal command ... label= drivename none ntfs rw,auto,nobrowse or will the spaces create errors in Terminal?
1
vote
1answer
105 views

Automatically eject disk image x minutes after mounting

So I have an encrypted disk image that I use to store sensitive files. However, I often forget to eject it when I'm done, which obviously negates the whole point of encryption. What I'd like is some ...
0
votes
1answer
662 views

Resize 'Macintosh HD" into unallocated space vacated by Bootcamp partition

I have a Boot Camp partition on my MBP. When initially setting up the Boot Camp installation I set this partition to be quite large but now I wish to utilise more of that space in the Macintosh HD ...
3
votes
1answer
3k views

Fast user switching: how to prevent volumes from being unmounted?

I have a volume mounted. If I switch to another user, this volume gets dismounted. The problem is that I want this volume to be available for every user (but putting it in their login items is not the ...
0
votes
0answers
40 views

EL Capitan network shares with PC-icon and currupt adress after they shut down like “computername\03210”

All shares from iMacs or Mac Pros are visible in the network with this PC icon and currupt adress like e.g. computername="Computer 10" and IP-adress is "192.168.1.10" > than it will get "computer10\...
0
votes
0answers
10 views

How to avoid ghost folder from encrypted drive?

I have an encrypted drive on my mac - it's a dmg file under my home directory. I mount it when I need to work on the files inside (obviously). In reality, this is "almost all the time". IE after ...
0
votes
1answer
226 views

Unable to change volume size on WD My Passport Wireless

I have been trying to partion my WD My Passport External harddrive that has already got data on it. All of the guides I see on the internet tell you to resize the current volume to do so. I don't have ...
3
votes
1answer
305 views

How to auto-create mount points in /Volume with sshfs

I believe the title says it all, but anyways: I would like to recreate the OSX behaviour of auto-creating mount points in /Volumes with sshfs mounting remote folders and auto-deleting these mount ...
0
votes
1answer
389 views

Erase partition without recreating one?

I've got an external USB hdd that I wish to use entirely as a TrueCrypt volume. There was one pre-formatted partition, so I'm trying to erase that with Disk Utility. But no matter what I do or try, ...
0
votes
0answers
29 views

Volume encryption takes *hours*, is it possible to fix it?

I'm encrypting an empty volume. Internet articles say that is must be almost instant — but it's not the case. It's probably doing a kind of wipe (securely erasing free space), but if I really don't ...
2
votes
2answers
318 views

Why does Finder see volumes which are not under /Volumes?

If I navigate as high as possible in Finder (under 10.10.2, but this did not appear only recently), I see this window, with many volumes which are long unmounted, ejected and erased. But if I tried ...
1
vote
0answers
64 views

Is enabling rw in /etc/fstab for an NTFS volume risky?

I've followed this tutorial: http://computers.tutsplus.com/tutorials/quick-tip-how-to-write-to-ntfs-drives-in-os-x-mavericks--cms-21434 I'm not familiar with Mac OS X's NTFS support, having used ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Is there a way to mount a disk directly to a specific folder?

Using Mac OS X 10.4 I made a script a while ago for my linux box in order to take archived data off of 300 floppies that automated the process. I would make an image of the floppy and copy the files ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Where can I find the log of all mounted volumes?

To be more specific, I mean the file that keeps a history of every disk image/volume ever mounted. I know it exists because I found it once, but it was a long time ago and I have no idea how to find ...
0
votes
1answer
85 views

Preventing access to mounted volumes for non-admin users

I have some volumes with sensitive data mounted in my main, admin account. I'd like to give some other users access to the same computer using a "standard" user account. Such a standard account seems ...
2
votes
0answers
416 views

Why do shared network drives, mounted on my mac, have icons vary depending on how I mount them?

I have a single drive that is shared via the usb on my airport extreme. Works great. That single drive actually has two partitions. I use them for different reasons. (movies and stuff on one, ...
2
votes
1answer
129 views

How can I wipe an encrypted volume when the password is forgotten?

I have encrypted disk volume that is in the way and the passphrase is gone. How can I erase the contents and reuse the disk space?
4
votes
1answer
124 views

Are there any advanced options for a removable volume?

I'm running Mac OS X 10.6.8. And I'm curious to see if there are any advanced options for ejectable volumes. Such as hiding a partition, password protecting, and so forth. Now, I'm not asking for ...
2
votes
0answers
274 views

What documentation exists to explain TheVolumeSettingsFolder on OS X?

Searching Google for the following I only found uninformed crap. What is this? looris@Palace-of-the-Nine-Moons:/tmp $ tree /TheVolumeSettingsFolder/ /TheVolumeSettingsFolder/ └── HFSExtentTables └...
0
votes
1answer
948 views

Boot drive (SSD) going read-only randomly

I've got a mid-2010 MBP running OS X 10.8.4. I've got a Sandisk SSD as my boot drive in my Super Bay and a 1.5TB hard disk in my HD bay. (I realize I could get better SSD performance if I swapped ...
1
vote
1answer
11k views

Mount folder as a volume (OSX)

Is it possible to (auto) 'mount' folders as Volumes? I have a large DAS Volume, 'Data', that contains all my data. To make paths shorter and more future proof, I'd like to have Volumes like /...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

Disk Utility Disk Verification

I ran the "Verify Disk" tool in disk utility on my main disk called Macintosh HD, and it came up with this log: Verifying volume “Macintosh HD” Checking storage systemChecking volume. disk0s2: Scan ...
2
votes
1answer
144 views

Unique volname for DMGs

We have a build process that is now doing the common layout for distributed DMGs. This is done in a way that I've seen in many places -- the DMG is attached, then Finder does its job via osascript. ...
1
vote
0answers
308 views

How to keep /Volumes symbolic links from getting auto-deleted?

I moved my /Users directory to a separate disk/partition (to get it off my SSD boot disk) as per this post. However, some things (like double-clicks of .html files to be viewed in a an Opera browser) ...
1
vote
0answers
203 views

Keep TrueCrypt volume mounted on ML after FUS

Does anybody know how can I prevent a TrueCrypt volume from dismounting after "fast user switching" on Mountain Lion?
2
votes
1answer
136 views

Disk Utility: choose disk or volume?

When using disk utility to verify/repair permissions (or verify/repair the disk itself), I've never been clear whether I should perform operations on the disk ("WDC WD1200BEVE-00WZT0" in my case) or ...
2
votes
0answers
41 views

My New Internal HD is mounted as /Volumes/hdd

I replaced my optical disk with an SSD for startup and Mountain Lion and upgraded my HDD to a larger one. I also moved my home folder to the new disk. But one thing is still bugging me. My mid-2010 ...
2
votes
1answer
134 views

What is the Mac OS 10.7 (Lion) volume encryption standard?

I have found countless blogs and tutorials how to encrypt an external drive using Mac's extended journaled encrypted format, but I couldn't find anybody stating the standard behind it. I know that ...
2
votes
0answers
3k views

Why can't I search files and folders on my external NTFS drive on Mountain Lion?

I have tried to re-index my external drive by removing it from Spotlight's privacy settings and putting it back there. I tried with mdutil in the terminal and I've got the following log: bb:~ bb$ ...
5
votes
1answer
3k views

How can I tell which volume the operating system is on?

I'll admit that I am kind of rolling multiple questions in to one here so please forgive me and try not to knock me for it. I am new to Mac but I'm trying to port one of my Java applications to OS X. ...