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.

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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, 2015 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, 2015 at 4:32

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