I am using Terminal and have looked through directories.
I just can't find where my USB drive its directory is.
Which directory is my USB drive mounted in?
All drives (internal, external and networked) get mounted in
/Volumes. You should see a folder there with the name of your USB drive as it appears on your desktop or in the Finder.
Some techniques to try:
ls -a /Volumes
ls -l /Volumes
ls -la /Volumes
...may prove useful.
seems to give all the partitions that might be useful with Disk Utility, during formatting, etc.
you can probably reach your USB drive directly using:
This applies to other types of drives as well: optical, internal and external hard drives. All mounted volumes.
In general, to find where something is mounted, you can run this command from the terminal:
This also provides useful information about the space on the drive.
diskutil list; df -Hl; echo; mount
/dev/disk0 (internal, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme *500.3 GB disk0 1: EFI EFI 209.7 MB disk0s1 2: Apple_HFS Macintosh HD 499.4 GB disk0s2 3: Apple_Boot Recovery HD 650.0 MB disk0s3
Filesystem Size Used Avail Capacity iused ifree %iused Mounted on /dev/disk0s2 499G 490G 8.9G 99% 2582670 4292384609 0% /
/dev/disk0s2 on / (hfs, local, journaled) devfs on /dev (devfs, local, nobrowse) map -hosts on /net (autofs, nosuid, automounted, nobrowse) map auto_home on /home (autofs, automounted, nobrowse)
/dev/disk0 /dev/disk0s1 /dev/disk0s2 /dev/disk0s3
ls -alh /dev/disk*
brw-r----- 1 root operator 1, 0 29 Oct 11:24 /dev/disk0 brw-r----- 1 root operator 1, 1 29 Oct 11:24 /dev/disk0s1 brw-r----- 1 root operator 1, 3 29 Oct 11:24 /dev/disk0s2 brw-r----- 1 root operator 1, 2 29 Oct 11:24 /dev/disk0s3
You could also try this command in terminal to get more hardware info on your USB devices
easy peezy lemon squeezy.
if that doesn't work then do it step by step
cd /volume and then cd into whatever the name is of the device.