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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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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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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Mount .sparseimage from .bash_profile

I need to mount a .sparseimage from .bash_profile but I don't get how to do it. I tried: alias of22='hdiutil attach "Documents/OF.sparseimage" -mountpoint "$HOME/OpenFOAM" > /dev/null ; . ...
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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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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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How to remount an internal drive as read-write in mountain lion

Suddenly a secondary drive with HFS+ partition changed from read-write to read-only. How can I use the mount command to reverse it in mountain lion?
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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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Will ejected internal HDD really stay ejected until I mount it again?

I want to get 2TB HDD in addition to 512GB SDD I have. I want to be able to "turn off" that drive so that it stays off even after sleep cycles and everything... I'm worried because now when I have an ...
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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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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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Mount network share (AFP/SMB) for multiple users (fast user switching)

i'm having the following problem with my network shares from my NAS (Synology 415+ if it matters) in Yosemite. At home, we have an iMac with two different users. I moved all of our media (music & ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 ...
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How to prevent all usb mass storages from mounting at boot [duplicate]

On a Mac Lion 10.7.5 I have 5 USB external disk and I'm not using them all the time so I want to prevent it to mount at boot and only mount the one I need when needed. How can I achieve this ? Thank ...
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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 ...
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What are disks “MadRiver5M993.iPhone”, “ Bittersweet6M149.iPh…” as shown by “diskutil list”

When I type diskutil list, I see disks I don't recognise: /dev/disk0 #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme ...
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How to stop 'locate' from using databases for unmounted volumes?

Despite the claim made in the answer to this question: Can Spotlight show results for disconnected drives? This is exactly the behaviour I am seeing and I don't want it! E.g. wms:~ alan$ ls ...
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Mount a disk image as physical USB drive?

I have an certificate manager ("BankID") that allows me to export certificates from its certificate store. However, for some stupid reason it only allows me to export these certificates to USB drives, ...
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Privent Auto mount a partition on 10.7.4

I made a journaled, Encrypted Partition on 10.7.4 Now every time in startup it asks for the partition password. I would like to unlock and use this partition when ever I want not every time. So I ...
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How to mount a specific file system on a disk image in OSX?

I have a disk image file containing multiple file systems, such as HFS (Journaled) in addition to Joliet or UDF. I want to mount whatever non-HFS file system is there. First, I attach the image ...
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Bootcamp and Windows 7 - Mounting the .iso onto a blank DVD-R

So im trying to install Windows 7 Ultimate via Bootcamp on my Macbook Pro 13"....Managed to partition the HDD but for some reason whenever I click install, the Macbook restarts and I'm met with a ...
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Can't mount Macintosh HD volume - journal issue

My MacBook Pro (Mavericks) keeps booting into OS X Startup Utility. Disk Utility shows Macintosh HD volume as unavailable - not mounted. Running fsck_hfs -l /dev/disk0s2 returns: ** /dev/rdisk0s2 ...
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Convert read-only sparseimage to read-write

I have a big sparseimage on an external harddrive (HFS+) which I use as a backup place for some special files. After re-installing my laptop, the image is mounted as read-only. How can I convert this ...
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Cannot re-install OS X Lion after trying to format Macbook Pro

I have been facing an issue regarding a OS X Lion installation in my Macbook Pro 13. I used to have OS X Lion, then I decided to update my O.S to the OS X Mavericks; the update was pretty good, it was ...
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Auto or manual refreshing of mounted volumes

I use Transmit to mount a Linux server disk on my Mac. The issue is that when I do something on the remote server with ssh, the change is not reflected in the mounted volume in my mac. How can I ...