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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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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Mount XFS under Mac OS X Lion

I'm using Linux with XFS under Parallels. How I can mount a XFS in an efficient way? I use Transmit to mount guest filesystem as a disk, however performance is very poor.
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How to fix mounting problem with external drive?

I have a USB external hard drive with AC adapter that works fine with an Ubuntu machine. But when I plug it into my MacBook Air it lists one partition on the finder, and does not mount the other. ...
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Mounting iPad filesystem in Linux?

Is it possible to mount the core filesystem used on the iPad on to my linux box? There is an application named DiskAid which does this for Windows and Mac, so it is accessible, just a matter of how. ...
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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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Mount Windows smb shares on a Mac using Python

I would like create a python script that mounts a Windows smb share on a Mac then copies data to it. I am falling at the first hurdle, having problems with mounting the share. It should be really easy ...
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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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Opening/Mounting a .img file

How would I do this? I have attempted double clicking on it (obviously) and I get an error of it saying that its not recognized. My second though was using Disk Utility (the app) to try and change ...
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Network disconnect causes leftover directory under /Volumes

I have the following issue on Snow Leopard (10.6.8) after mounting a network drive (⌘+K in Finder. When I disconnect the laptop from the network without dismounting the drive, I get the Finder ...
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How to make ntfs-3g drive visible in Finder

I was using Tuxera NTFS for a while on my external drives but then my trial ran out. So then I installed ntfs-3g from macports. When I connect my external drive, OSX automatically mounts it, but it ...
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Most important MacOS folders to move from SSD to spinning HDD, and how to move them?

I recently installed a SSD on my Early 2009 Mac Pro. While searching the site, and finding many questions on the subject of SSD to HDD swapping, linking, and cloning. No one actually mentioned the ...
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Mount root of SMB Server

I have a Windows server that I want to backup all the Shares through a script automatically to my MacBook Pro running OSX 10.6.8. There is no common folder all the shares are in, they are just mounted ...
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White MacBook hangs at gray Apple screen forever, won't boot to single user, won't mount using Disk Utility. What do I do next?

After a forced shutdown, my white MacBook hangs at the gray screen with the Apple logo and an infinitely spinning progress wheel. I can boot in verbose mode, but I didn't see any particular error, ...
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Ejecting disk after failed mounting

I have a RCA VR5220 voice recorder, with a built-in USB connector. Because this thing was clearly built by Windows-minded engineers, the only way to access the files in Mac OS X is to plug it in and ...
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Automatically open mounted volumes in Path Finder

I may just be missing some simple setting, but if I mount a volume in Path Finder, it never switches to show me the contents of the volume. I have to manually click the volume in the sidebar. Is ...
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Unable to view mounted volume in Finder

I am unable to access data on mounted volumes in Finder on OS X Mavericks. Assuming I mounted a volume by plugging in an external USB disk. What works: The volume is listed in the Finder sidebar I ...
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Pool Multiple Hard Drives in ONE Network Share

I've researched for a few days now and could not get any result. Maybe there is a good Tipp for Mac I have overseen. What I want to do (in a nutshell) is to create a Virtual Folder, that contains all ...
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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 ...
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How to mount my MacBook's user folder as registered user using Automator?

In an answer to this question, Ben Wyatt recommends the following to get Automator to mount a network volume: 1) Get Specified Servers. This will let you build a list of shares to connect to. If ...
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Mounting an SMB share uses the share name and not the local directory name

I'm mounting an SMB share via the command line in 10.9 with the following: mkdir /Volumes/MountName mount_smbfs //user:password@server/Share$/SubDir /Volumes/MountName Previously in 10.8 this would ...
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Mount Folder in Maverick

I want to mount a folder to another folder. My reasoning is: I have a free box.net account with 50GB, but it does not include versioning. So I would like to put the folder under git. But I do not want ...
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FileVault drive asks for password, doesn't accept it, but mounts

I have an external drive that I use as a bootable clone (using Carbon Copy Cloner). Sometimes, though not always, when I connect the drive, I get an alert saying "Enter a password to unlock the disk". ...
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Mounting a (local) Directory as a volume?

I was wondering something similar, but for a different application. I have several volumes that I ended up merging, and I was wondering if anyone would suggest a way to mount directories as logical ...
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mount “nolocks” option ignored on Mavericks 10.9.1?

I'm not 100% sure if this is just my misinterpretation of the mount output, or if this is actually an issue. I'm mounting an nfs share with the following command: mount -t nfs -o nolocks,noowners ...
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Flash Drive only mounts through USB Hub

I have a PNY 32gb flash drive, when trying to connect the drive directly to my Mid 2012 MBP (specs attached) the drive never mounts, doesn't list in diskutil as an unmounted drive either, however when ...
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External hard drive un-mounts and mounts itself

I have a Seagate external hard drive formatted to HFS+ that won't stay mounted for more than a couple of seconds however then mounts itself again only to unmount itself again and this keeps happening ...
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Mount NTFS on OS X

I am having trouble mounting one of my NTFS drives in OS X. I've added the following entry to my fstab with the 'vifs' command. UUID=UUID_FROM_DISK_UTILITY /data ntfs rw,auto,nobrowse I have ...
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Mount CD disk on mac as if it was mounted on windows

Okay, the title is not really clear enough, but I can't think how to phrase it better. So, the problem is, I have starcraft (1 and Brood Wars) CD that I'd like to play on mac 10.8 using Wine. ...
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Mounting un partitioned usb device

I have a debian live boot dvd iso image that I placed on a usb device using DD. Now my question is how can I access that image from the drive while OSX is booted? I can not figure out how to mount ...
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Splitting user and system across multiple volumes

I'm migrating from a large HDD (1.25TB DIY Fusion Drive) to a pair of SSDs (256GB + 1TB). I want the 256GB one to mount as /, and the 1TB one to mount as /Users. In previous versions of OSX, you could ...
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How to mount a VMware startup disk as read-only?

I am using VMware Fusion 5. I have several disk images (*.vmdk mostly) that I would like to mount as read-only. They are sensitive disk images that should not be connected to the internet, nor should ...
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How to access a newly mounted DMG from VMWare Fusion (Windows 8.1)?

I'm running Windows 8.1 on VMWare Fusion, on top of OS X 10.8.5. I have some DMG files on Mac that I mount sometimes to work with. These are some encrypted data folders. Can I access them from the ...
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I want to mount a virtual CD-RW drive

I want to export (burn to CD) some media I own and have in iTunes. However, I do not want to burn it to a physical CD. I want to instead burn it to a virtual CD. A virtual CD is something that appears ...
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Macbook Pro won't mount external hard drive

I have been having this problem with a Macbook Pro late 2006 and a Macbook Pro early 2011. Macbook Pro refuses to mount an specific external hard drive or USB stick, after being able to do so with no ...
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How do I diagnose non-operational external USB3 hard disk drives?

I have a certain combination of portable external USB 3 drives and cables that do not recognize my drive on my Mac Mini 6,2 running OSX 10.8.4. Changing the ports have not helped. In short - All my ...
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How do I Create a Macro or Shortcut to run a Command Sequence Terminal

The following was posted as an answer to a question of read/write difficulties on NTFS drive which worked perfectly. Thanks Codler. My question is, is there a way for a noob like me to create a ...
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Mounting Remote Server for editing files on my Mac

My web development server is in the Cloud and I am very new to Macs. On Ubuntu and other flavors of Linux, I would mount the remote drives using sshfs. I have researched SSHFS for Mac and come up ...
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Is there a way to configure OSX to auto mount and SMB share without entering a user and password into the configuration file?

I've found instructions on how to auto mount an SMB share, but they either involve adding the share to the login items (I'm using a laptop and that gives me an error when I'm not in the same network ...
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Making checks before rsyncing external drive on OSX

I have the following issue on OSX though I guess this could equally be filed under bash. I have several encrypted portable drives that I use to sync an offsite data store or as an on-the-go data store ...
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location aware network drive mount?

At work we have a network drive (hosted on a windows server, mounted wirelessly via SMB) that is best if it is automounted. The trouble is that this causes the system to pause when it tries to mount ...
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How can i mount a disk to a folder? [duplicate]

My downloads folder is getting to big. I want to buy a new harddrive, create a folder on it and mount it to downloads in my home folder. What is the right way to do it? Should I just delete ...
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USB Thumb Drive on hub will not mount automatically

I have a 16gb SanDisk Cruzer Fit USB thumb drive. It's plugged into a powered hub, along with an external HDD - at the end of the day, I unmount (eject) the drives, and disconnect the MacBook from the ...
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How do I mount a YAFFS2 image?

How do I mount a YAFFS2 file system? I need this to edit an Android image. Apparently there is a Windows solution via the application yaffey and someone compiled it for Ubuntu. I'm hoping that either ...
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Partial Disk Img

I'm trying to view the files of a partial disk img from a hanger's machine. When I try to open the file on my mac, the file is unmountable. I need to access some important information on the disk. Can ...
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mount an unmountable drive

I have a MacBook Pro with a root mounting sector with problems. It becomes like this due to password changing in safe mode. Now of course it doesn't turn up any more. I tried repair with disk utility ...
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Script to unmount mounted image automatically after some time

I have a sparse image that can be mounted as an encrypted volume. I want to make sure it doesn't stay mounted once I am done using it. To get help doing that, I had earlier asked this question, but ...
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Mount SMB share without 2GB filesize limit on OSX Lion

I want to mount a network attached drive onto OSX Lion with Samba. Usually I do this in Finder with "Go>Connect to Server" and type "smb://192.xxx.xx.xxx" in the Server Adress field, however doing ...
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Manual mount of NFS got permanent?

The Problem My problem is that I have manually mounted a NFS network share on my Mac and that now the system keeps on trying to remount it and doing so it displays an annoying focused popup telling: ...
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Dependencies for LaunchAgent so it mounts a bundle before other daemons run

I have following setup: I have a sparsebundle on an external disk containing steam (it wouldn't install on my internal disk - something about the format). But by now I depend on this approach as this ...
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Built-in card reader in MacBook Pro doesn't work [duplicate]

As the title says, the built-in card reader in my MacBook Pro doesn't work. It simply doesn't do anything when I instert an SD card. I'm using Mac OS X 10.6.8. I guess one of the issues might be ...