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

After that, auto mounting SMB storage has worked properly. But Finder can't read the storage because of nobrowse option which I didn't set. Is there a way to auto mount SMB storage without nobrowse option?

The details are as follows.

$ sw_vers
ProductName:    Mac OS X
ProductVersion: 10.9.4
BuildVersion:   13E28
$ sudo sh -c "echo '/- auto_smb -nodev,nosuid' >> /etc/auto_master"
$ sudo sh -c "echo '/../Volumes/share -fstype=smbfs,soft ://user:password@ipaddress/share' >> /etc/auto_smb"
$ sudo automount -vc
$ mount | grep smbfs
//user@ipaddress/share on /Volumes/share (smbfs, nodev, nosuid, automounted, nobrowse, mounted by tommy)
  • I have this problem too. Aug 17, 2014 at 14:06
  • I'm seeing this intermittently, in Yosemite. Haven't yet found a workaround.
    – sobri
    Sep 18, 2014 at 16:07
  • Have you tried adding -nosuid so it says: /- auto_smb -nosuid
    – Ca11e
    Jan 6, 2015 at 9:07

1 Answer 1


Edit to FALSE and remove the # in the following line in /etc/autofs.cfg: #AUTOMOUNTD_NOBROWSE=TRUE

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