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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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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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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How can I mount an encrypted disk from the command line?

When I type diskutil mount disk3 in the terminal, it says Volume(s) mounted successfully. However, the disk is not mounted and I can confirm this by opening the GUI of Disk Utility.app and also the ...
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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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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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How can I mount SFTP/SSH in Finder on OSX Snow Leopard?

My Question is seemingly simple. I need to mount an ssh/sftp volume and make it visible in finder to be able to use it as if it were a local volume (think smb share). I have tried everything I could ...
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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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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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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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How do I disable this message: “the disk was not ejected properly”?

Is there any way to disable the "the disk was not ejected properly" message? I use a KVM and need to switch between two systems and have a memory stick that is in the KVM. The problem is that it's ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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nfc option for NFS mount on Mavericks doesn't work

I have updated MacOSX to 10.9 (Mavericks). I want to mount NFS shares from a Linux server with the nfc option because I have filenames with non-ASCII characters. But when I mount the network share it ...
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Mounting a remote SCP or SFTP share on Mac

I use Fuse4X and ForkLift to mount a remote directory (a dev server). I use PHPStorm to open projects and source (/Volumes/dev/project_path), but sometimes it happens that Forklift freezes (in ...
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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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How do I mount a network drive based on my IP address or wifi network?

When I am at work, I mount a number of shared drives to use during the day. At home, I mount drives on my home network for home use. Is there a way that I can automatically mount the correct drives ...
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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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How to Disable USB Auto-mount

I use VirtualBox on my MBP and often need to mount my USB flash drive inside the guest. The problem I'm running into is that the host OS (OS X Mavericks) immediately mounts the USB flash drive when I ...
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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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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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Mounted Share Drive showed incorrect Last Opened Date at “Get Info” dialog

I have a shared drive mounted via SMB. The "Get Info" page shows that the Last Opened time is January 1, 1970, which is obviously impossible. What is the cause of the issue, and is it possible to fix ...
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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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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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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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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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Can you make OSX mount just certain partitions when you connect an external HDD?

I have an external HDD with 4 partitions. My question is the following: is there a way of telling the OS to mount just two of them (One FAT and one HFS+) when I connect the HDD? It is rather annoying ...
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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 ...