I have a rt-n56u router with an external hard disk shared in NFS.

Sometimes this shared disk shows in Finder, sometimes not, and I need to reboot router AND mac yosemite - even if I can see it being shared in my router's admin interface - to make it available in my sidebar. Sometimes, I need to wait some minutes for it to show.

What can I do to "force", "refresh", "flush cache" or something like this for my hard disk to show again without all this hassle? I'm fine with command line.


Using the Connect to Server in Finder you can set the URL and force a refresh. In Finder Go > Connect to Server or Command ⌘ + K From there you can add the URL to your server. This Apple support article has further details.

I hope this helps.Connect to Server dialog box

  • It's NFS, not afp. I tried this command but it didn't work, I get "You don't have permission", and, after a few minutes, my Finder automatically connects to the NFS perfectly. That's what I'm trying to solve. May 28 '15 at 4:17
  • Sorry that wasn't helpful. I did find this support article does refer to NFS. You may have already come across this in your research though. Hope you find a solution.
    – bjbk
    May 28 '15 at 4:32

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