I have an external drive connected to my MacBook Air via USB 3.1 Gen 2 through a TB3 hub.
A few weeks ago I changed name of the drive from
Mercury 1TB to just
Mercury. This was done in the Finder.
I find that when I in Terminal
ls /Volumes I unexpectedly see both the the old name and the new name listed.
cd into the old volume but when I try to
ls I get
In Disk Utility I can only see the new volume (Mercury). First Aid function finds no problems to repair.
I have restarted many times but have not taken any other troubleshooting actions.
I also occasionally have KPs when the machine is idle, but this is likely unrelated as they started before the renaming.
Why is this old name still appearing and what can be done about it?
See screenshot from terminal:
Update to add:
The mystery volume does not appear on the desktop. It appears in the /Volumes directory even when the external drive is powered off.
sudo ls -al the only file that is present is
Here's there result of
diskutil list as requested in comments:
diskutil list /dev/disk0 (internal, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme *500.3 GB disk0 1: EFI EFI 314.6 MB disk0s1 2: Apple_APFS Container disk1 500.0 GB disk0s2 /dev/disk1 (synthesized): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: APFS Container Scheme - +500.0 GB disk1 Physical Store disk0s2 1: APFS Volume Macintosh HD 11.3 GB disk1s1 2: APFS Volume Macintosh HD - Data 167.3 GB disk1s2 3: APFS Volume Preboot 82.0 MB disk1s3 4: APFS Volume Recovery 528.9 MB disk1s4 5: APFS Volume VM 5.4 GB disk1s5 /dev/disk2 (external, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme *1.0 TB disk2 1: EFI EFI 209.7 MB disk2s1 2: Apple_APFS Container disk3 1000.0 GB disk2s2 /dev/disk3 (synthesized): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: APFS Container Scheme - +1000.0 GB disk3 Physical Store disk2s2 1: APFS Volume Mercury 11.0 GB disk3s1