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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SMB: auto-unmount then unable to re-mount without restart

I have a recurring problem with mounting/un-mounting remote directories via SMB, however I don't know what triggers the problem nor how to resolve it. Background: After successfully mounting the ...
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Finder remounts DMG files that I opened previously

When I mount a .dmg file or open files in my drive (using text editor or other app), the Finder will automatically remount all .dmg images that I used before. For example, I do something in DMG A, ...
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OSX Partition won't mount. Permissions seem wrong

OS X was spinning and spinning when trying to shutdown so I held down the the ⌽ Power button to force shutdown. Current Situation: I cannot boot to OS X directly, I first have to boot to single ...
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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 ...
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Mount a RAM disk on boot

I'm running different applications for development purposes: Apache, MySQL, Tomcat and a couple of other products. I would like to set up the logging verbosity of all applications to debug, but when ...
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NTFS-3G partition name contains increasing number

When using NTFS-3G using OSXFuse installed via Homebrew, my Windows drives are mounted but contain a number that is increased every time the volume is mounted: These numbers don't seem to be ...
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Disable USB Write Caching by default

Is it possible to change OS X's USB filesystem mount behaviour to use the noasync flag to disable write caching? The aim here is to allow USB devices to be safely removed without eject or hdiutil ...
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Since Mavericks, I can't mount ISO files on my Mac over a network

Since upgrading to OS X Mavericks, when I want to mount an ISO file that's on my Mac from my Windows 8.1 PC (so, mounting a Mac share on a Windows computer, so I am accessing the file from the Windows ...
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How do I make NFS automounted volumes visible in Finder?

How do I make NFS automounted volumes visible in Finder or, in other words, have opposite effect to default option nobrowse? From mount manpage nobrowse This option indicates that the mount ...
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How do I force a partition and format on a USB key in OS X Mountain Lion Disk Utility or from CLI diskutil?

I have a brand new Memorex TravelDrive 64GB USB disk which is being troublesome. It's formatted FAT16 on MBR, which is not so nice, and I'd like to put it on HFS+. I've tried to do this through ...
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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 ...
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Does mounting a large disk image require a certain amount of free space on the internal drive?

I've got a bunch of Mac disk images (.dmg files) that are 100 GB or larger. I'm currently on an iMac with a few hundred gigabytes of free space, but I'm going to be moving to a Mac laptop with 128 GB ...
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Prevent BootCamp partition from automatically mounting

I don't want my BootCamp partitions automatically mounted on boot. For the main windows partition this can be accomplished by putting the UUID into fstab. # /etc/fstab # ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on Mountain Lion

I'm working on a MacBook late 2008 Unibody Aluminium with Mountain Lion on. I'm trying to mount Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64 bit on a USB stick in Mountain Lion but it seems impossible. I've read all the ...
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How to access iCloud-disk from Windows

Is there a client software (similar to DropBox) or any way to mount a disk to get access to the content of one's iCloud? I'm talking iTunes-backups and other files synced to iCloud.
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In OS X 10.6 how do you mount an AFP share at boot or before user login?

Is there a way to mount an AFP share at boot so it is accessible to the system without a user logged in? I would like to run scripts via SSH or as a daemon on boot that check files on my AFP share. ...
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How to prevent the “-1” suffix in network drive paths?

Sometimes network volumes get a -1 suffix on their path. As I have scripts that rely on this path they can't work. For example an afp share at afp://nas/Team is shown Team in Finder, but its real ...
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Ghost folders in /Volumes

I've had a problem today where when I plug my external HDD in, it creates a ghost folder in /Volumes with the same name, causing my hard drive to change it's path to /Volumes/HDD 1. This is messing ...
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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 ...
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Best practices for mounting Linux filesystems on OS X over the Internet

Before I ask my question, an impassioned plea. Please don't let this devolve into a "use the command-line or GTFO" flamewar. Yes, I know about scp and friends. I have a VPS running Ubuntu and I'd ...
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Mount Error when attempting to mount a network server

I've been attempting to mount a network server on my computer. I can do it through Finder, but this is inconvenient since I can only connect with one username at a time. I read that mounting via ...
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Changing 10.6.8 from mounting ext4 as read-only to read-write with OSXFUSE & fuse-ext - in fstab?

So I have OSXFUSE & fuse-ext installed (as in link: How can I mount an ext4 file system on OS X?), but after searching on these two device's websites, Stack Exchange, googling, etc. I cannot find ...
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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. ...
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Can't mount AFP and SMB shares through Finder but can manually mount via terminal

I have Mac OS X 10.6.8 on a laptop which cannot mount or connect to any shares, AFP or SMB, through Finder. I can, however, connect through terminal bash commands and is able to mount them this way; ...
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Virtualization of OSX: Read-only main VM, delta stored separately?

I would like to have a (Mountain) Lion VM that I configure in a specific way, and store that in a particular place on the the system hard drive. This is simple enough. However, I would also like ...
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How do I mount an Windows SMB server as a writeable volume on Lion?

When trying to mount an Windows file service over SMB (Samba) in Lion I get the following error when trying to write: % touch testfile.txt touch: testfile.txt: Read-only file system ...
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Mounting a disk as though it were an external disk

Here's the setup: We have a corporate Time Capsule (or series of them, rather) with encrypted backups in the server closet. My Mac currently backs up to that. I've just completed encrypting an ...
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How do I stop .dmgs from automatically mounting?

I'm trying to find the best means of stopping dmg files mounting in OS X 10.6. I was shown a system where 'no mountable filesystem,' would pop up whenever a user tried to mount a dmg but I can't ...
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How to write fstab rules for an NTFS volume if the volume has no LABEL or UUID?

Basically, I was following this tutorial to enable writing to an NTFS Volume (which works when the Volume has a LABEL or UUID). I have an external USB drive with an NTFS volume that doesn't seem to ...
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Phone not showing in Finder (but available for Dropbox)

I use a 3-years old Nokia X2-01 phone and moved to the Mac recently. I'd like to copy some files to the phone but I do not see it in the Finder. In Windows, I used to be able to plug the phone in via ...
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Trouble Mounting NTFS drive on OS X 10.9

Mounting NTFS drives works in OS X natively. Mounting drives with fstab is common and can be seen here and here and here. I was able to successfully do it with the following addition to my fstab. ...
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Is there a way to get Mavericks to mount AFP URLs the old way, by mounting the share point, and not the enclosing folder?

Before Mavericks, if I clicked this URL or pasted it into the Finder's Connect to Server dialog: afp://server.example.com/Share/Path/To/Folder/File.txt The server's "Share" share point would mount ...
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Is there a way to auto mount SMB storage without nobrowse option?

I want to create an permanent SMB mount and read SMB storage in Finder. So I read following articles. Create a Permanent SMB Mount in OSX (Updated) Automounting NFS share in OS X into /Volumes ...
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Encfs volume randomly unmounts

I have an encfs volume that used to be mounted continuously without any issues. Some months ago, the volume started occasionally become unmounted - even if there were open files on it! This ...
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External drives won't mount on restart

One of my staff just got a new Mac mini with the USB 3 ports and Mavericks. It has 2 Seagate GoFlex 3TB hard drives connected: 1 for Time Machine, the other for Dropbox files. When the computer is ...
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Can I force Mac OS X not to complain when a volume is removed without first unmounting it?

I have a USB flash drive that randomly disconnects itself from my Mac, and each time, I get a warning from Mac OS X (several computers, running 10.7-10.9) that it's been improperly removed. I use it ...
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Partition corruption, still can see files in single user mode, would like to retrieve files

The problem started after forcing the mac to shutdown. Since then, when trying to boot, it stays stuck at the grey apple with spinning wheel. I've tried a few generic things to be able to access my ...
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How do I (re)mount missing Firewire drives? Why do they vanish?

I have several Firewire drives that occasionally "go missing" even though they are connected to my Mac and powered on (the power light is illuminated). These drives do not appear in Disk Utility or ...
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Duplicate mount points on Mac

I'm having a problem where the name of my Windows drive changes periodically on my Mac with Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. Example: The Windows drive might be named drive/dept now, but next the name ...
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How to mount a shared folder as disk with `rwxr-xr-x` permissions?

I shared a folder from the host system (OSX) and use mount it in the guest system (OSX). But it is mounted only with rwx------ mode. I granted an rw access for the shared folder for a user in the ...
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Cannot mount UDF formatted hard disk in OSX

I have formated a 2TB external disk with UDF filesystem in Ubuntu. The way I formatted it was: sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdc bs=2048 count=1 sudo mkudffs --media-type=hd --vid=myDisk ...
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is it possible to directly mount a subdirectory of a smb path?

I am new to osx but am very experienced with Linux and Windows. I need to mount a subdirectory of a shared drive so the user can access it without being confused by seeing higher levels in the smb ...
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Is it a bad practice to mount network/slow shares under `/Volumes`?

I'm using curlftpfs with macfuse to mount some ftp sites through automount. The mount directories for each share is in /Volumes folder. Now iTunes on each startup tries to read ...
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How do I auto-mount a SMB share on OS X 10.8? [duplicate]

How do I auto-mount a SMB share on OS X ? I know how to mount it using GUI: Cmd-K on Finder but I want a solution that would restore them after reboot/relogin. This questions applies to latest OS X, ...
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How can I mount a backup drive only on demand?

I have a MacBook Pro 15" with the SuperDrive removed. As the primary boot drive I have an SSD, and in the SuperDrive slot I have a larger spinning disk. Each night, I use SuperDuper to clone the SSD ...
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how to re-mount USB drive [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I mount ejected external USB flash storage? So, I plugged a USB drive. Then ejected it. But it's still connected to my machine. is there a way to force a ...
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How do i mask “forbidden” chars in passwords in the mount command?

How do i properly mask/escape illegal characters like /:@\ in passwords added in the mount command? The question arose in the answer here: mount -t afp ...
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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 ...
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iPhone 4 car kit for sound and video recording, and charging

I need a kit that I can mount in my car on the dashboard where I can do the following with my iPhone 4G: Use GPS Record Video from the forward facing camera (toward me) or the rear facing camera ...
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Rename SMB Servers

I have 2 SMB servers that I connect to on a daily basis. One is my development server and the other is my production server. Both of them are a little different in the folder structure. When they are ...