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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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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how do I reset or clear the list of Volumes?

I am running into this problem when I accidentally remove a USB drive without properly ejecting it or similar and then plug it back in. When my drive is plugged back in it will apear normally, for ...
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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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How do you mount -bind a local directory?

In linux, one of the great things you could do (for developers, in particular) was to mount a folder and locally bind it to another folder on the system. This had the advantage over symlinks due do ...
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Mount combo (USB/COM) device

I've bought this simple navigator that works fine on PC using the software released by the company but there is no mac version for it. Under mac the navigator was supposed to be mounted as an external ...
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Automatic mounting of encrypted partitions on OS X

There is a well-documented method of getting Unix to automatically mount a partition on Mac OS X, namely adding something like this to /etc/fstab: UUID=C92FFDDD-5E09-34ED-A10D-914EA92EA888 ...
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Prevent Mavericks from generating new volume name for external drive

I have an external HDD, formatted exFAT, I believe. Whenever it is re-mounted, it gets assigned a new volume name (e.g., "MyVolume", "MyVolume 1", "MyVolume 2"...). As far as I can tell, this happens ...
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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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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 ...
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How can I mount a Time Machine sparsebundle so I can modify it?

TL;DR: I have a Time Machine backup that I want to modify before running Migration Assistant, but when I try to delete a directory from it either with rm or unlink I get "operation not permitted". How ...
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iOS jailbroken: native storage on an external drive?

Since I have a faster internet connection now, and I like watching screencasts, I've started to explore YouTube downloader apps, but there's a lot of apps that I would like to use by downloading data ...
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How can I change permissions of mount point of a network resource on Mac OS X 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard)?

I want to give another user permission to a mount point of a network resource. The directory mode is 700 and the owner is, of course, the logged in user who created the mount point. I have programs ...
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Mount a samba drive, with password from keychain

I have a problem with Jettison, that tries to remount a samba drive, that is protected by a password. It uses the following command line: /sbin/mount_smbfs //[user]@[server]/work /Volumes/work Of ...
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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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Disk will not mount, but shows up on System Profiler

My internal 250GB failed on me the other day, so I replaced it with a new SSD and HDD combo. I have the failed disk connected via USB/SATA, but it will not mount. However, it shows up under System ...
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An undefined volume appears out of nowhere?

Today, I noticed another mounted volume on my computer: This volume is the size of my whole hard disk. I can only see it in the iStat widget. I cannot see it in Finder or the Terminal. $diskutil ...
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Does anyone have any tips or best practices for using NFS mounted directories?

Does anyone have tips for conveniently dealing with a variety of NFS mounted directories in Mac OS X? When I drag them to the sidebar in finder they can't be renamed. When I mounted them using ...
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Shell script to rsync or if not mounted - mount and rsync

This is what I've got so far: !/bin/sh Storage Folder Backup Defines mount point LOCALMOUNTPOINT="/Volumes/thisisanetworkshare" Checks for mount if mount | grep "on $LOCALMOUNTPOINT" > ...
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Disk not mounting after enabling TRIM

I enabled the TRIM for my SSD on my MacbookPro using Chameleon SSD, and now the Mac doesn't boot any longer. I have tried to follow guides to reverse the TRIM but none of them actually work because my ...
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AppleScript for Dropbox on External HD

Disclaimer: I don't know much AppleScript, but I am a bit of a programmer, so you can go a little technical on me. I am looking for a solution to the issue of putting Dropbox on an external HD. ...
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Where is the mount point and format of the iOS memory when it is plugged in a mac?

I would like to do manual changes to my iOS iPhone, and I would like to know if it is possible to plug the iOS into a mac, find the mount point and /dev/disk<number> and then cd to it and do ...
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Mount ZFS as internal disk

How can I mount my ZFS partition in my Mac as an internal Drive? Currently it appears on the Desktop when I set in Finder preferences "Show on Desktop: External disks". I would like it to be labeled ...
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Get Automator to remount a partition for an attached hdd

I've got a setup where we backup our server every day to an external thunderbolt drive, and we alternate between two different drives. I've got an Automator script that ejects the drive every week ...
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Time Machine backup external disk not mounting anymore

I just installed Security Update 2015-002 (Version 1.0) on my MacBook. The latter has a 1.0TB internal hard drive, backed up onto a 2.0TB external USB2.0 3.5 inches hard drive. However, after ...
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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 ...
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What are the map mount points and why are they out of disk capacity?

I ran df-h on a MacBook Air and got the following: Filesystem Size Used Avail Capacity iused ifree %iused Mounted on /dev/disk1 112Gi 73Gi 39Gi 66% 19220714 10101012 66% / ...
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Is there a way to force read a USB flash drive on OSX 10.6.8 that shows up in the system profiler but not on the desktop?

USB High-Speed Bus: Host Controller Location: Built-in USB Host Controller Driver: AppleUSBEHCI PCI Device ID: 0x3b3c PCI Revision ID: 0x0006 PCI Vendor ID: 0x8086 Bus Number: ...
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How to reconnect to NFS server using another login?

I use finder. This is my connection: nfs://192.168.1.10/nfs/ I logged as a guest before. But now I need to change user. Where I can change login data to connect to nfs as another user?
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Mount “Windows” part of hybrid ISO in OS X (10.9.5)

I have an old hybrid ISO, WAR2BNE (Warcraft II: Battle.net Edition) in fact, that I am trying and failing to mount. The problem with the auto-mounting is that it uses the Mac portion and I need access ...
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Mounting a RAM disk on startup, but seems to be unmounted automatically

I wrote a simple script that mounts a ram disk: %> cat /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/ramdisk.plist <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST ...
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Trying to mount mhddfs / osxfuse via fstab

I'm trying to create a virtual drive pool using osxFuse and mhddfs. I'm on OSX 10.9.5. I've tried osxFuse v2.7.3 installed via the package installer. I've also tried the homebrew cask install method. ...
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PDF “is damaged and can't be opened” on mounted drive

I have a late 2013 MBP, OSX v10.10. I have a drive mounted via ssh tunnelling. The basic command looks like: alias mountCS='ssh -f useru@host1 -L port:host2 -N ; sshfs -p port ...
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Run script (a la LaunchDaemon) before automatic app resume kicks in

I have an encrypted disk image that I use to store some sensitive data. It also includes a license key file for an application. Upon boot, I automatically mount this disk which restores the ...
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Can I mount an external NTFS drive as writable when running the install DVD?

I have an old Macbook Pro on which I'd like to try Mavericks. Before doing so I want to make a back-up of my current Mac OS X install (10.6.8). I will use the disk utility option (and not the time ...
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Can't mount (Core Storage) encrypted volume anymore

I use the following setup: SSD: System Internal HDD: Data (Documents, Music, etc.) Both disks are encrypted via the Core Storage utility. It seems I can't mount the "Data" disk anymore. I wanted ...
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External USB 3.0 Seagate HDD No Longer Mounting

Out of nowhere my 1 TB Seagate FA GoFlex won't mount my Mac formatted partition (the only partition). I have run repair disk on the drive and on the partition and find no errors. I still get an ...
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SSH SFTP and Mounting File Shares

Quick question: I know how to mount an SFTP connection in Finder using Transmit, but, at least in my setup, it only mounts the subdirectories in the User's folder (i.e., Desktop, Documents, etc.). ...
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Not having much luck mounting an ext3 drive using OSXFuse and fuse-ext2

I think the issue is that /dev/disk2 does not have any partitions that are being recognized. Any thoughts? me@mymachine:~$ diskutil list /dev/disk0 #: TYPE NAME ...
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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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Aufs mount alternative

What union mounts are available on OSX? I've been using Aufs on Ubuntu for the past few years without fail and I'm looking for something similar... Basically, given n directories, merge the contents ...
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Finder shows .dmg is unmounted, Trash refuses to delete it

I downloaded a .dmg file for an application, and now after installing the app and unmounting the .dmg I can't delete the .dmg file because Trash says it's "in use". Finder shows no mounted .dmgs, yet ...
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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 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 ...