A computing concept whereby physical storage devices, or certain datafiles such as disk images are made available to the user so there contents can be accessed.

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Seeking a clean way to mount a directory on one HFS+ drive as a directory on another such drive on same machine

I need to seamlessly mount (and automount, e.g. via fstab) a directory (folder) on one drive to appear at the commandline and GUI level as a directory on another, on the same machine. This is to ...
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Mount AS400 share on OSX 10.10 missing files

Running 10.10.x and trying to mount to our corporate IBM AS400 share via: mount -t smbfs "//user:pass@192.168.10.43" /Volumes/AS400 Works, however if I navigate to the folder I need ls /Volumes/...
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How does DiskImageMounter.app work? [closed]

Normally to mount a disk-image, I would run the command sudo mount /path/to/disk/image /path/to/mountpoint [-t filesystem type]. This is what I would do for any Unix-like system, including Darwin/OS X....
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Force unmount volume in use by remote user

I store some sensitive data on encrypted disk images. Sometimes for convenience I mount one of these disk image files (.dmg) over the LAN and occasionally forget to unmount it. A problem arises ...
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How to mount big .dmg in small HD?

I have a 120 GB .dmg where I would like to study one directory. However, my Mac's HD is much smaller. I get a warning you cannot mount the directory. I used the command to create the image sudo dd ...
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Why can't I access this Ext4 partition using FUSE?

I have installed FUSE for OS X. During installation I ticked the "compatibility layer" option. I have rebooted after installation. I have an external HDD with one NTFS partition and two Ext4 ...
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Disk Utilities verifies disk with no repairs needed, but Mount says disk must be repaired

I was transferring some files off an old FireWire drive yesterday, but when I turn on the drive today it doesn't automount. I go to Disk Utility and see the drive, try to mount it, and get this ...
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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 ...
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I cannot mount .dmg file for VMWare Fusion: Protocol wrong type for socket ERROR

I cannot mount .dmg file for VMWare Fusion installer. I get the error: Protocol wrong type for socket . I have Mac OSX 10.11.5 , which is newer than the officially supported versions of Mac for this ...
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NFS Mount failed and now it says `Device not configured`

I have Macbook Pro 2015, running El Capitan 10.11.1 and I am having issues with NFS mounts. I also have an Android TV Box and it mounts NFS without any issues, so I guess the issue is with my laptop. ...
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macbook ssd hard partition unmount

Yesterday my fiend used my macbook to set his flash memory bootable but he made mistake and select my mac disk volume instead of his flash! Now when I restart macbook it shows a slasher question ...
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Prevent internal drive from mounting automatically

I don't use the internal hard drive on my iMac any more, but for obvious reasons, it's awkward to remove it. I'd like to stop OS X from automatically mounting it when the iMac boots. Is this possible? ...
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permission denied mkdir /Volumes

I'm getting a permission denied when attempting to create or mount at /Volumes on my mac. I'm an admin and I can do both of those things with sudo, but I don't understand why I have to use sudo on ...
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What are the best mount options when using NFS share for home directories of OS X Yosemite?

What are the best mount options to use when connecting to an NFS share hosting the home directories for OS X Yosemite clients? NFS Share is local. NFS Share host OS is CentOS 6.7 (Final). Connecting ...
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Encrypted Seagate 5TB External HD Unable to Mount

Been roaming informational posts all over the web about similar situations and I see it's a common issue but none of the solutions seem to work. This is my wife's external hard drive which she stores ...
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How to mount disk by UUID or LABEL in OS X El Capitan?

I get the UUID and label of a disk from diskutil info disk0s4 diskutil info disk0s4 Device Identifier: disk0s4 Device Node: /dev/disk0s4 Whole: No ...
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Difference between “diskutil unmount” and “diskutil unmountDisk”?

Sometimes when I try to unmount a disk using the "diskutil" command I get the following message: $ diskutil unmount /dev/disk1 disk1 was already unmounted or it has a partitioning scheme so use "...
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What rules does OS X use for naming mounted volumes?

When I use VeraCrypt (a successor of TrueCrypt) to mount volumes on my filesystem, and I don't specify where it should mount them, the results are: /Volumes/NO NAME /Volumes/NO NAME 1 /Volumes/NO ...
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Ext HDD won't mount

I have several Ext. HDD attached via USB to my iMac. Turning the mac on this morning three of the four drives mount no problem. (all in the same ext power / usb tower) but one drive does not mount. I ...
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access mount drive that was created by another user

I'm working on 10.11 instance with multiple users, and one of the standard privileged users have created mount drive. Now I'm trying to connect the same drive from terminal command line on different ...
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Mount all mountable partitions of a removable disk with diskutil

I have a USB drive containing 2 FAT partitions which are automatically mounted when the drive is plugged in. If I run diskutil unmounDisk <device> and then diskutil mountDisk <device> I'd ...
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El Capitan keeps creating new mountpoints for external drive

I am new to Mac, I used Linux before and I am experiencing troubles with my external HDD (NTFS formatted). I used osxfuse to mount it as read write (via ntfs-3g) - I used tutorial from this site So,...
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El-capitan crashing while booting

Objective: Somehow I want to fix the issue and should be able to login to the El-Capitan without reformating as so many valuable files are there Find what has caused this problem so that I can avoid ...
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Connecting to password protected AFP server from terminal?

I have one Mac set up with file sharing on the desktop, and I am trying to connect to it from my other Mac from the Terminal. I made a folder mount in /Volumes/, then I used the following command. ...
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Script for automatic network drive mount

In our company we use a Synology NAS that has two shared drives: K and M. We have a lot of macbook users that connect to our company network with VPN. I want to automatically mount the two network ...
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Can I make a directory on OS X appear as a volume so I can backup using Super Duper?

I use Lightroom and keep my library on an external hard drive. After I quit Lightroom I use SuperDuper! to back up that external hard drive to an identical external hard drive. I also have two ...
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Launchd script to mount volume on boot

I have a script monta.sh to mount an external volume: #!bin/sh mkdir -p /Volumes/remvol mount_smbfs //user:password@server/folder /Volumes/remvol Then I have a com.jo.monta.plist to launch the ...
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Unmounted hard drive times out ejecting or mounting

I have a Drobo connected via Firewire to my MBP which is causing me some issues. Here is the diskutil info: Device Identifier: disk2s2 Device Node: /dev/disk2s2 Whole: ...
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Drive stays mounted for just a couple of seconds

I have an externa WD My Passport Pro disk configured as two individual 2 TB disks. After I erase it (Journaled, Encrypted, Case insensitive) it is mounted and immediately unmounted. Disk Utilities ...
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How can I make sparse image mounts not take space on my HD?

I have a sparse image on my external USB connected hard drive, and my space on the HD is running low. When I try mounting the sparse image on the external drive, I get a message saying that my startup ...
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Separate Downloads folder on SD Card

I will separate my Downloads Folder on a permanently installed SD Card in my MacBook Pro. Is this possible?
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Western Digital - My Passport Pro 4TB Drive won't stay mounted in JBOD Mode

I have a WD My Passport Pro, currently having issues as I need to encrypt the drive in order to protect the data I am going to store on it. I am aware that this will not be possible with the drives ...
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Filevault makes my external HD inaccessible on OS X but still works on Ubuntu

I'm running OS X El Capitan 10.11.3 I have an external drive with 2 partitions. 1 partition is for Time Machine while the other is for storing my data (Volume name is Data). So a few days ago I ...
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Time Machine sparsebundle mounting problems

Problem I have a Time Machine backup which contains a lot of valuable information and I'm trying to access it. What's the problem? I'm trying to mount it and nothing1 happens. Nothing happens? So I ...
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How to mount ufsd_NTFS partition

I have a USB disk and when I try to mount get the following error mount: /dev/disk3s1: unknown special file or file system. diskutil shows /dev/disk3 (external, physical): #: ...
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use python to mount smb share from osx including special characters in the password field

I've seen plenty of scripts for mounting a smb share in osx via terminal and python. I'm working toward the python solution using the answer at the end of this similar question. The only issue I ...
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Recovery: OS X Yosemite can not mount NTFS partition but windows can mount it in 10 minutes

I have a Seagate GoFlex 2TB external HDD that stopped working one month ago. The head of this external disk seeks continuously and produces sounds even when it is not connected to the USB port. On OS ...
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Mount dmg at a specified path

IS there a way to mount a particular dmg at a specified path. I don't want to mount it at /Volumes; just testing something.
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Notify when external drive mounts

Is there an easy way to have my Mac notify me through a Notification alert (through the Notification Center) that an external drive (or any other means of storage, for that matter) has been mounted? ...
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Can a backup HD be erased despite it NOT being able to be “unmounted”

An external portable HD simply stopped working [no longer recognised by my Mac] so I took it back for warranty replacement. He couldn't read or "unmount" it either [whatever that means] so I just said ...
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Why does my remote filesystem (mounted using OSXFuse) keep unmounting itself?

I am using OSXFuse to make my remote filesystem appear as a local folder on OS X (as per https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-use-sshfs-to-mount-remote-file-systems-over-ssh): ...
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How to recover corrupted HFS+ partition in external HD?

I've got a 1 TB SeaGate FreeAgent Drive with following partitions: 700 GB ExFAT (labelled as FREEAGENT1) 300 GB HFS+ (labelled as FREEAGENT2) While moving data from 1 to 2, it got accidentally ...
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How to force a readonly volume to remount as read-write?

I have an external Firewire volume with some filesystem problems. One problem is that Disk Warrior can't fix these errors because there is not enough space left on this volume (in fact, it is ...
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How to mount a disk that was not ejected properly?

I am using OSX El Capitan 10.11.2 I have an external Western Digital of 1TB When I ejected I did not do with the properly way and now I am not able to mount I can see the disk here But when I ...
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External Hard drive are always readonly, even HFS+ and FAT32 format

I am running in to a peculiar problem. I have 3 external hard drives and few weeks back, I may have ejected one of them ungracefully. Ever since, they all are getting connected in read only mode. I ...
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NTFS Disk “failed to mount”

I have an iMac running El Capitan, and an external disk formatted NTFS that will not mount on the mac. It will mount perfectly in Windows and Ubuntu. I'm not trying to write to it, right now I just ...
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How to open a NTFS disk image file in OS X

I have a failing external HDD that I cloned to a working external HDD by making a disk image of it. Unfortunately, that cloned disk image file (and the original HDD) are of NTFS format. (I ignorantly ...
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How to fix broken GPT, GUID and unmountable, no type volumes?

I have a Macbook Pro with retina, Yosemite and 500GB hard drive. I tried to install Windows using Bootcamp and accidentally deleted a partition, now my Mac cannot boot anymore. This is the output from ...
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How to mount a DMG image created with dd?

I created an "emergency" image of my dying HD using the procedure explained in Recover a dead hard drive using dd. Now when I try to mount the dmg file I get the message: "The following disk image ...
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Use network path without mounting as a drive

I've recently moved to OS X from Windows, and I wish to point a couple of programs towards a network share. On Windows I could open a program's Settings and enter a path as //my.network.share/path and ...