I use a HD with a caddy adapter for saving some files. macOS attributes a unique identifier for each external drive connected. But I needed to swap my adapter for the same disk, and now it's not mounting because the identifier is not unique:
error USBMSC Identifier (non-unique) on console.
In the past, for the same problem, I deleted the drive label/id/something - I don't remember now - on a folder, and my drive would mount normally again when I reconnected it.
Does anyone know what it is I would have done on the folder to correct these IDs in the past?
- The disk is recognized by macOS internet recovery > Disk Utility
- If I put the drive and try to open Disk Utility on currently installed macOS, it hangs and doesn't load.
- the disk is showed at command
diskutil list, but fails to mount using
diskutil mountDisk -t Apple_HFS /dev/disk2 /Volumes/Home
- If I change the drive name on Internet Recovery and connect it to the macOS installed, it's recognized on the first time, but not on a second.
It's purely a mistake with unique id, and I know it could be resolved by deleting this id or a label, but I wasn't able to find the article with the solution I used previously. I cannot erase the disk because it has some important files, and the drive is working normally. The problem is in the system.