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A computing concept whereby physical storage devices, or certain datafiles such as disk images are made available to the user so there contents can be accessed.

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External SSD wont mount, sonoma os

I recently bought an external SSD and I have macbook air m1 with sonoma 14.5 The SSD does not mount. I tried forced mounting it through the terminal.
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Mount network device from login-script without entering password or using sudo? [duplicate]

In Finder you can cmd-k and mount a network device just clicking Ok a few times, without manually entering a password, if the device is known and its login details are stored in Keychain. Can this be ...
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How to attach a DMG with different mount AND browse name?

I have a DMG foo.dmg which when I attach it via hdiutil attach foo.dmg appears in the Terminal under path /Volumes/foo and in the Finder side bar as "foo". Now when attaching the DMG I want ...
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Where does a Mac get the configuration to mount volumes from?

The /etc/fstab is empty and I know I can still use it, but I am trying to find where a specific line item in the mount output is configured. Btw, /etc/auto_master is also empty I installed ...
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Mounting a shared network folder using an active directory domain security group

Background: I am trying to deploy a custom backup strategy in my lab. A "trigger" script is executed periodically on the computer, fetches the most recent backup instructions for the machine ...
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Remount encrypted APFS volume without explicitly providing password

It is possible to remount an HFS+/CoreStorage Logical Volume using diskutil mount diskXsY if keychain stores the password for that volume, but trying to remount an APFS Volume even though the password ...
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Mounted usb drive gets Operation not permitted on write

My mounted usb drive gets Operation not permitted when I write to it: $ sudo touch /Volumes/NO\ NAME/aaa touch: cannot touch '/Volumes/NO NAME/aaa': Operation not permitted $ mount | grep NO /dev/...
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Why are certain mounted volumes not listed by diskutil?

mount and df show that disk1s5 is a mounted volume: bash-3.2$ mount /dev/disk1s4s1 on / (apfs, sealed, local, read-only, journaled) devfs on /dev (devfs, local, nobrowse) /dev/disk1s2 on /System/...
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Sonoma 14.4: NFS shares automounted, but contents not visible

On my Mac Studio I have three folders that I use as mount points for NFS shares. I manage the NFS mounts with NFS Manager. Up until recently (I suspect the update to Sonoma 14.4, but I'm not sure) ...
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What happens to existing files when changing the mount points of volumes?

On 7/17/17 @bingbomboom asked this question about creating a permanent /etc/fstab entry for an external drive. My head spun thinking about this next question. Instead of hijacking its thread, I'm ...
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how can I require macOS user password before mounting a USB device to the mac?

How can I require macOS user password before mounting a USB device to the mac? I don't mind that all USB devices need the same password to mount. I had a thought that this would improve security, that ...
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rsnapshot backup fails with cryptomator mounted volume

I have rsnapshot (on macos) setup for my backups and in the config file one of the locations I am trying to back up is a Volume mounted by Cryptomator. Relevant line in config file: backup /Users/...
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How to mount and get full access to an apfs partition from linux

I broke my laptop some how (I think from overheating). I dual-boot linux on a Macbook that has got a T2 chip. I can't boot up MacOS, but for some reason linux does. I've got a couple of files in my ...
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Replicate Finder's behaviour when mounting SMB share with mount

I'm trying to mount a smb share on Sonoma 14.2.1 (23C71). It works perfectly using Finder (open smb://username@host/Directory), it asks for my password and mounts it successfully, but I can't make it ...
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How to make SMB mounted volume act like a local volume?

The question is vague and also suggests exactly what I have been trying to do for over a month now. I moved a few external enclosures to a Mac Mini "server" and am connecting to them over ...
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Mount image only for active user

I have an encrypted dmg with private files. When I mount it I see is as drive but when another person opens their users they see the unit available too which I don't want. I even tried changing the ...
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How to mount a bootable APFS snapshot from command line?

First, I have Time Machine enabled and my aim is to make rclone cloud backups of a snapshot of all locally backed up files, excluding system files. It is mainly non-system volumes and $HOME. I am ...
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What is the proper configuration for mounting Synology shares over NFS, without case-sensitivity?

I've ran out of disk space (heh). So, I cleverly mounted some shares via NFS (which is blindingly fast compared to any other type of file sharing, thanks to the advanced support macOS has for NFSv4, ...
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How can I mount a remote SSH folder on Mac without sshfs?

In the past I had used sshfs sshfs user@server:/remote_folder ~/local_mount and osxfuse (now macfuse). However, sshfs seems to be deprecated and I can't find an alternative. I tried using smbfs but ...
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Unablet to mount OpenBSD NFS share from MacOS unless I disable firewall

I have an OpenBSD server with NFS shares that I can use without any problem from a Linux client. On MacOS, I had to specify the following options -o nolocks,resvport,vers=3 to get the mount command to ...
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Startup Disk Cannot be found (cannot reinstall macOS from Disk Utility in Recovery Mode) [duplicate]

Last night, I was booted my MacBook Pro and it was working find, after a few minutes restarted my MacBook Pro with Bootcamp. But then it showed a screen with a circle a line through it. I noticed that ...
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MacOS TimeMachine sparsebundle corrupt

I'm somewhat pissed off with my almost 6TB TM backups that have become unusable, particularly after Apple had to replace my MBP (failed mobo). TM running on a Synology NAS. What I get now from 1st aid ...
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How to mount external SSD with encrypte APFS volume very early during boot?

I have an external SSD connected to my MacBook Pro (2021, M1, macOS Vetura). On the external drive is an encrypted APFS partition. I installed some huge applications to that external drive to save ...
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Old sparsebundle has no volumes

I have old sparsebundle files on my Apple Time Capsule. I can't seem to mount them. Error I get is no volumes found. I can see package contents, and size on disk is 113.4 GB. I've tried: hdiutil ...
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Can't mount old TM backup sparsebundle on Apple Time Capsule

I have an old ATC (Apple Time capsule) - which used to backup my Mac Mini and my MacAir. The Mac Mini has now died, but I wanted to retrieve some files from the sparsebundle. Unfortunately, I can't ...
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Mount a local directory in another location of the filesystem as READ ONLY?

I regularly, but manually, rsync a certain local directory (A) to a remote machine. More than once I have rsynced in the wrong direction and deleted stuff that was new in A. I have backups but it ...
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Unmount drives fails

Symptoms significantly different from Unable to unmount drive! I have six external volumes. An 8TB drive is partitioned into 5TB and 3TB.  There are also four full drives named PB, W5TB, 4TB, and ...
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How to mount a SMB volume owned by root as r/w and visible in the Finder on the Mac?

Before you tell me all the security implications I am well aware and this is for convenience testing. I have a server running smbd on Debian 11 and it is configured correctly such that I can mount and ...
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Unable to open a .img image copied over ssh from Linode

My Linode instance is corrupted after I did an inline upgrade of Ubuntu from 14 LTS to 16 LTS. After trying relentlessly for over one week, I decided to extract the data from one of my backups and ...
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How can I auto-mount a Network drive (Parallels OneDrive) in a bash script?

I have Parallels installed on an M1 Mac. In Parallels, I have a Windows 11 Pro VM. Parallels is configured to share Windows files with MacOS. This is done via the Network tab in the Finder. So, to ...
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Where is mount location / unix device name on Mac OS for HackRF USB hardware?

I'm looking for the OS USB device mount point established when a HackRF is connected to a Macbook using USB-C. Specifically I need the the path to the device. On Ubuntu this would be /dev/bus/usb. ...
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External APFS SSD partition stops mounting after a while mount even after erasing/reformatting

I have been trying to use an APFS partitioned Samsung T7 shield 2 TB for a couple of weeks now but keep running into the same issue. After a few days of use, one of my partitions will no longer mount. ...
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Investigating why macOS sometimes completely locks up / crashes in a progressive way related to file or network access

I've observed that macOS 10.15 and earlier have a pervasive, somewhat rare bug where certain situations involving network or file access can cause the entire system to progressively lockup, until ...
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Unable to mount FAT32 drive on macOS: com.apple.DiskManagement.disenter error -119930868

I have a USB drive that I formatted on a Windows system. I want to read the data on my Mac, which is using macOS 12 Monterey. However, the drive does not mount when I plug it in. Using Disk Utility to ...
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How can I mount a UTM shared directory (volume) in a Linux guest?

In UTM there is a notion of a shared directory. I can select any directory I want and it's shared with the guest operating system. How do I access that data?
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Shared connection apparently lost in Finder ("connect as..." shown and not working) but still accessible when mounted directly

I have set up a new Mac Mini M1 computer with macOS Ventura (latest release) as a file server. I have created shared only users and I can mount the shared folders on the connected macs. They get ...
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.hdiutil attach unable to attach image file on Mac Mojave

I tried to attach image file (.img) as a disk in Terminal on Mojave (10.14.6) by "hdiutil attach -imagekey diskimage-class=CRawDiskImage filename.img"; "hdiutil attach filename.img -...
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Installing old printer drivers (Canon Pixma MX850)

I would like to install drivers for MX850 on macOS Ventura. As expected, upon running the installation package I get prompted with an “incompatibility with current OS” error, which is obvious since ...
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How can I automatically mount a few remote folders at startup with SSHFS?

I have two folders on a remote server, and I mount them locally on my Mac using MacFUSE and SSHFS, as described here or here: sshfs -o allow_other,defer_permissions [email protected]:/path/to/...
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"error -5014" when mounting a SMB network volume

When I mount a remote SMB volume with macOS's file sharing feature like as: osascript -e 'mount volume "smb://USER@MACOS_SERVER/VOLNAME" but it fails with Error -5014. What I tried were: ...
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Cannot mount a USB exFAT drive in macOS Ventura [duplicate]

On Windows 10 it's working perfectly without any errors. On macOS I'm able to see it in Disk Utility, I also ran healing, but I'm still not able to mount it. Tried various apps/drivers including ...
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Time Machine HD no longer mounting

After coming back from holidays I discovered that the TM hard disk I connect to my Mac has stopped mounting. The HD was encrypted with FileVault. I tried with Disk Utility to mount it but it does not ...
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External Drive not mounting Mac (Not Showing Up)

External SSD not mounting when connected to MacBook Pro. Not showing on Desktop, not showing in Finder, also not showing in Disk Utility. I am aware of several fixes e.g.: Finder > Settings > ...
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Keeping a Music or Photos library on a non-APFS remote-mount

Since both my Music and Photos libraries are very large, I've been considering putting them on another Mac or Linux fileserver and remote mounting them. But neither of those machines can do APFS. I ...
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Unable to mount external NTFS hard drive unplugged without safely ejecting ("timed out waiting to mount")

I have an external NTFS hard drive that I am trying to mount on my Mac. It was working fine until I inadvertedly unplugged it before properly ejecting. I can see the disk with diskutil: /dev/disk3 (...
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External hard drive suddenly unable to mount

In Disk Utility, where the name of my HDD's physical volume should appear, it now instead says "--" and is greyed out. Additionally, though the relevant "mount" button is clickable,...
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Troubleshooting and error logs etc. for external harddrive mount and unmounting problems

More than one harddrive that I have tried connecting to my MacBook Pro A1990 running macOS 10.13.6 (High Sierra) have displayed this kind of behaviour: After being mounted for a while, the partitions ...
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Is there a way to repair the FS of an external disk (apfs)?

I have a problem with an external disc I want to mount. In Windows, this shows as a partitioned disk with "unknown" fs-type. In MacOS, I get afps. So I guess mostly everything is ok. Anyhow, ...
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fsck_apfs error 'Container superblock is invalid'

I'm trying to mount an old external SSD with an encrypted APFS volume on it. Disk Utility shows it as Not Mounted and attempting to mount it results in the following: Could not mount “disk2s2”. (com....
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Can't see files in mounted drive, but space is occupied

I was trying to make my external NTFS drive writable on macOS BigSur and followed a post, so I wrote the following commands: sudo umount /Volumes/Untitled sudo mkdir /Volumes/Mount sudo mount -t ntfs -...
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