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Mount local volume using bindfs and map it to a folder within a “Package”

I know how to mount a volume that is mapped to a local folder on my Mac, using bindfs. Yet, when specify a folder that is within a "Package" (accessed by clicking on "Show Package contents"), then ...
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How to delete storage in 'Other Volumes in Container'?

As you can tell from the picture I have the majority of my disk storage being taken up by 'Other Volumes in Container' leaving me with less than 20GB to actually use. Running Mojave 10.14.2 on a 2015 ...
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Is it possible to recover a deleted APFS volume?

Nothing’s been changed or formatted. The “container” is not mounted and the volume I accidentally deleted still shows up in the Boot menu at startup. How would I go about recovering this APFS volume?...
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I erased an APFS Volume containing a second OSX installation (trying out Mojave) but my Mac keeps trying to boot into it

I added a Second Volume to my Main APFS Container to install and try Mojave (I'm running High Sierra). I decided that Mojave is not for me and I erased the volume from Disk Utility. My Mac still ...
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.iso vs .cdr format?

My Macbook Pro optical drive is out of commission. If I use my sister's Windows 10 or Windows XP to make an ISO file from a DVD and bring over by sneakernet, will I be able to play it as a DVD? Or ...
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Cannot rename exFAT volume with diskutil : SanDsk64 does not appear to be a valid volume name for its file system

I type the following commands to try and rename an exFAT volume from "NO NAME" to SanDsk64 : $ diskutil rename "NO NAME" SanDsk64 SanDsk64 does not appear to be a valid volume name for its file ...
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Deleting the ._* files from a mounted volume kinda screwed some things up

I have a thumb drive that I use frequently, which results in a lot of the ._* files being created, which I periodically delete by executing something like find /Volumes/Secure -name '._*' -exec rm -vf ...
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Recovery Volume mounts & stays mounted in /Volumes/ in Finder after a restart?

Ive noticed twice now that after i restart my computer i get the Recovery Volume mounted in /Volumes/ without entering terminal commands to mount it like normal. The way i know its mounted and stays ...
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'Other Volumes' storage increases after deleting secondary volumes

Long story short: ive noticed each time i create a secondary volume and removed it after some testing, the storage labeled 'Other Volumes' in the Disk Utility app has increased each time by half a ...
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Does high sierra eject external USB drives upon logoff?

I have both a USB hub that has a flash USB and an external USB drive. A family member often pulls it out without ejecting, and I'm trying to ease the effects of that. I put an AppleScript on the ...
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how to tell Photos library that source files are in different Volume

I want to figure out a way to tell Photos that all original source files are in exactly the same place as before but on a different volume. (The equivalent of changing all their paths' reference to /...
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Managing hard drive with diskutil

Yesterday I tried to format the hard drive of my Mac and install fresh system. After formatting I noticed that I can't choose MAC OS Extended File System on Disk Utility. Anyway I go to install my ...
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Merge two partitions

I've 2 partitions on my mac 350GB 150GB What I need to do is to delete the 150GB permanently and put it back into the 350GB Any help would be highly appreciated.
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Is “Ignore ownership on this volume” reversible?

In other words, does it just hide the permissions on file, or change them? More specifically, if you have a volume with file on it that have different owners and you check Ignore ownership on this ...
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Cannot see macOS volumes in Boot Camp

I upgraded from a MacBook Pro with Windows 7 in Boot Camp to an iMac with Windows 10 in Boot Camp. In Windows 7 my I had read access to my macOS volumes (no write access), however, in Windows 10 I ...
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Mac volume reverts to Mac OS Extended

All of our lab computers have file system type Mac OS Extended (Journaled) on the boot partition. We needed to create a separate partition for use with a specific software, so we carved off 10 GB ...
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Make Hard Drive appear as Bootcamp for Parallels

Parallels Dekstop 13.0.1 BE won't let me add a Physical Internal HDD to the VM system. There is a SATA HardDrive in my system with a GPT partition table and a big (2TB) NTFS partition. I use it when ...
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How does macOS select a name for a Time Machine backup?

I see a folder /Volumes/WD MyPassport/Backups.backupdb/GregoryMBpro and /Volumes has ~/ > ls -l /Volumes total 0 drwxr-xr-x+ 3 root wheel 94 21 Sep 09:08 Preboot drwxrwxr-x 16 gregory ...
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How to prevent an encrypted APFS volume from automatically mounting?

I tried adding the following line to /etc/fstab, but it doesn't work: UUID=FF9DBDC4-F77F-3F72-A6C2-26676F39B7CE none apfs rw,noauto I confirmed that it does work with unencrypted APFS volumes. For ...
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Prevent Sierra from opening a Window for a new Volume

I have a mobile LTE modem that I connect to via Wifi. Whenever I connect via USB (for charging) Sierra opens a /Volumes/Web Connection Finder window. How can I prevent that? I can't use bless as the ...
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Sharing folder or adding user to folder permissions using Finder's Get Info not possible

I used to be able to add (or remove) users to this folder via Finder's Get Info. Today I noticed I was not able to do that anymore: When I select the Lock icon in the lower right hand corner and ...
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Eject Virtual Devices permanently

I installed some programs (e.g. Sequel Pro), when I eject the virtual device from the Finder it seems ok but after some time it is re-added. Is there a way to remove them permanently? What is the ...
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Time Machine and Volume backup issue after Sierra update

I have updated to 10.12.5 yesterday and I am facing some issues with Time Machine and volumes where the backups are stored. I used to have two Volumes where Time Machine backups are stored: network ...
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Permanently change mount point of volume?

I'd like to set another user's home folder to use a certain volume on my disk. To that end, I'd like to be able to mount said volume at a specific location, say, at Users/foobar I can do this using ...
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rsync is creating a folder called Archive under /Volumes instead of copying files to mounted share /Volumes/Archive

I am moving data from a Drobo 5D to a NAS (FreeNAS). I am using this command: sudo rsync -a --stats --progress "/Volumes/Drobo 5D" "/Volumes/Archive" Obviously, before I run the command, I mounted ...
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MacOS Server: Volume … not responding

I have recently installed MacOS Server on my iMac running Sierra 10.12.4. I am getting an occasional alert that a Volume is not responding. The message is of the form: Volume "…" not responding I ...
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How to change Logical Volume name

My kid did some magic with my Mac and somehow successfully rename the disk name to some weird name. OS'''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''...
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Can I have Windows share disk space with macOS?

I want to dual boot between macOS and Windows 10. But I don't want to give each a fixed amount of disk space, which is hard to change later. I instead want to keep it flexible so that at some times, ...
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Created a partition called “HOME” and now it won't delete

I'm in the process of migrating my home user directory to a dedicated external drive. Should be simple enough... but I've hit a weird snag. I formatted the drive with a single partition I called "...
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macOS Sierra: mounting NFS volumes

I have a Linux server with a number of NFS exports. I have been mounting them on my Mac by setting up an auto_nfs file, and mounting them in /nfs/… folders. I think this may the cause of some ...
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Applications Not Working Properly with Networked volumes

I have two applications from unrelated vendors which display a similar problem with networked volumes. I am using both of them with photos on a networked directory, but I don’t think that is the cause ...
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Restrict CL “Find” to Root Volume Only

Because the default MacOS mount point for volumes is inside the root volume (i.e., /Volumes/…) find / -iname "hidenseek" searches every mounted volume, not just the root volume. How can I restrict it ...
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Finder/Disk Utility not showing exFat formatted internal volume

I am using OS El Capitan 10.11.6 . I have formatted a partition (D - 90.1 GB) of the internal/builtin SSD SM0256G of my MacBook Pro with exFat, and copied some data onto it. It was working good, but ...
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diskutil verifyVolume / : POSIX reports: Exec format error

I'm having problems with my main system OSX volume. When running sudo diskutil verifyVolume / : $ sudo diskutil verifyVolume / Password: Started file system verification on disk1 OSX Verifying ...
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Deleted Partitions and Wasted Storage

After doing diskutil list: /dev/disk0 (internal): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme 500.3 GB ...
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Expand current volume in OSX without being destructive?

I am looking to grow a Volume on El Capitan that has run out of space, this is a secondary boot point that unfortunately has important information so I cannot be destructive when I do this. I have ...
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macOS Sierra: AppleScript mount volume keeps asking for login

For several OS X versions I've used: /usr/bin/osascript -e mount volume "smb://yourserver" as user name "yourusername" with password “yourpassword” This has worked great, a nice and quiet mount of ...
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Minimum volume size to enable versioning

I have certain documents stored on a password protected disk image stored on Dropbox. Since the documents are small text documents, I made the image small (100 MB). But now I'm getting the following ...
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Persistant phantom volume mount points, how to prevent?

Every time I reboot my Mac a mount point for a drive I don't even have connected is recreated in my /Volumes/ dir. I can delete it, but next time I reboot it comes back. How can I find out what is ...
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How can I change an NTFS Volume UUID?

I just upgraded my Mac to Mac OS X El Capitan and I wanted to update my Windows 7 to Windows 10. But, before that, I need to make a backup of my Windows partition. As I've done it before, I have a ...
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Mac Pro APPLE RAID volume questions

My Mac Pro 4.1 (circa 2009) has a MacPro Raid Card and the software shows two storage volumes - one 1TB SAS disk and one 2 TB SAS RAID volume. The removal of the Parallels volume leaves me with the ...
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Rsync for backups

I have gotten into the habit of using rsync to do my own backups of an encrypted volume containing my personal info onto an external hard drive. I did not use Time Machine, because I do not own the ...
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Terminal command to enable write to remote NFTS drive

Can the drivename be "Seagate Backup Plus Drive" in the Terminal command ... label= drivename none ntfs rw,auto,nobrowse or will the spaces create errors in Terminal?
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Automatically eject disk image x minutes after mounting

So I have an encrypted disk image that I use to store sensitive files. However, I often forget to eject it when I'm done, which obviously negates the whole point of encryption. What I'd like is some ...
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How to set default mount options?

I'm trying to figure out where the default mount options are set for user-mounted filesystems (e.g., disk images, USB thumbdrives, etc.). I'm working with OS X 10.11 ("El Capitan"). The options I ...
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Resize 'Macintosh HD" into unallocated space vacated by Bootcamp partition

I have a Boot Camp partition on my MBP. When initially setting up the Boot Camp installation I set this partition to be quite large but now I wish to utilise more of that space in the Macintosh HD ...
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How to avoid ghost folder from encrypted drive?

I have an encrypted drive on my mac - it's a dmg file under my home directory. I mount it when I need to work on the files inside (obviously). In reality, this is "almost all the time". IE after ...
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Unable to change volume size on WD My Passport Wireless

I have been trying to partion my WD My Passport External harddrive that has already got data on it. All of the guides I see on the internet tell you to resize the current volume to do so. I don't have ...
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Erase partition without recreating one?

I've got an external USB hdd that I wish to use entirely as a TrueCrypt volume. There was one pre-formatted partition, so I'm trying to erase that with Disk Utility. But no matter what I do or try, ...
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Booted to Windows how do I enable access to a Mac CoreStorage volume?

I've installed Windows 8.1 with the Boot Camp Assistant on a solid state drive with a CoreStorage volume. Booted to Windows I can't see the files on my Mac volume anymore. I'm confused since this is ...