Questions tagged [mount]

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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Unable to open Seagate HDD in MacBook Air running on macOS Mojave 10.14 (Using Paragon NTFS for Mac)

Please advise on how to open the HDD again. This previously worked fine and also HDD works on Windows 10. I am using Paragon NTFS for Mac to read the HDD.
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External hard drive not mounting

I have an external hard disk drive that's a few years old and lately it's been causing some issues. It started by unexpectedly unmounting, and a few days later it wouldn't mount at all. If I open Disk ...
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Improving NFS client performance

I have my Macbook Pro (MacOS Mojave) connecting to an NFS share on a Linux machine directly connected via Thunderbolt with jumbo frames. Testing with iperf3, I can do ~14 Gbps (~1.8 GBps) over the ...
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iOS mount point in macOS - Is there any way to access the iOS files in macOS directly?

In the past I was able to use iOS devices as USB drives. (It may have been on Windows only, and/or the devices may have had iOS < 9) At present my iPods / iPads / iPhones do not appear in my Mac'...
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How to Mount extended case-sensitive journaled volume on APFS directory, permanently if possible

Source: /dev/disk0s3 UUID=894D79A6-40BD-306A9784-BEBAB444B1A hfs, local, journaled case-sensitive Destination: /dev/disk1s1 UUID=F692F645-EE36-3CD6-AC09-BCD8FFCC6F3C apfs, local, journaled ...
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How do you disable fsck_exfat from automatically running when you plug in an external drive? [duplicate]

If you plug in an external exfat hard drive that the system considers "dirty" for whatever reason, it will not mount it until fsck_exfat is finished repairing it... which never ever ends so it ...
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Why does macOS create file mounts for each app?

I installed a lot of apps on my new MacBook, and I can see my desktop is filling with file mounts for each app. The Finder is also listing them like this. Can someone please help me understand why ...
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mounting NFS v4 results in “Invalid argument”

I recently bought a Synology NAS. I can mount via SMB and APS properly, but I can't make hard links. So I looked around and tried to use NFS. NFS ver3 does work, but Finder behaves strangely for some ...
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Unable to mount my WD Easy Store 4TB [duplicate]

I am unable to mount my WD Easy Store 4TB on my Mac. I am using macOS Mojave - 10.14.5. I tried several commands using terminal to unmount, but all in vain. It shows ejected but still shows in ...
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How can I mount a multi-partition img file on macOS?

I have an img file that has several partitions in it. When I mount it with DiskImageMounter, I just see the first partition but I can't find a way to access the other partitions. I don't see an ...
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Data recovery from 2012 MacBook Air SSD using 2011 MacBook Air

Unfortunately my 2012 MacBook Air came off second best with a cup of coffee. Everything toasted except the SSD! As luck would have it, I have access to a 2011 MacBook Air (El Capitan) which I am now ...
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Update fstab / mount information in High Sierra

There are some Q&A about updating /etc/fstab but they are all for much older versions of MacOs. Is /etc/fstab in fact still supported? A pointer to what options are supported in High Sierra and ...
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Mounting USB stick in single-user mode: unsupported sector size (0)

I'm trying to mount a USB stick in single-user mode (thankfully there's nothing wrong with my Mac, I'm just trying some stuff out). These are the commands I've been running: $ mount -uw / $ mkdir /...
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Union mount doesn't work on macOS Mojave

Is union mounting still available on macOS Mojave 10.14.5. I have tried: https://aplawrence.com/foo-mac/union-mounts.html and using mount -t hfs -o union with two HFS+ images, and I can't seem to ...
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Disk has multiple partitions but Disk Utility can only mount first one [duplicate]

View from Disk Utility: Output of diskutil (for this disk only): /dev/disk6 (external, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: ...
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How does file system mounting in macOS work

I unmounted /dev using the following command: umount -f /dev. I can still access mounted file systems. When I restarted my changes are still there. Question: How does the mounting application know ...
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Computer Froze, Now Raid over iSCSI (APFS Format) is no longer mountable. GPT/MBR not present

I was exporting video in Premiere and the computer froze so I had to restart. Upon restarting, I noticed the raid drive I connect to over iSCSI was not showing up on my desktop. However, it appeared ...
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Ability to write files/create directories on mounted filesystems not working in Mojave

Recently, I upgraded to Mojave and I have discovered that filesystems to which I connect with Finder appear to have rw access, but I cannot change or create files. Similarly with NFS mounts. Having ...
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How can I mount an encrypted disk image so that it is read-write?

I have created an encrypted disk image containing a folder whose contents that I want to keep secure, using the disk utility app. I am able to mount this either by clicking on the image or by using ...
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macOS Mojave Command line: How to mount drive but NOT EFI and hidden partitions

If I connect a external GUID-Formated Mac Drive, the Finder does mount all partitions except the "hidden" ones EFI and if existing "Recovery HD". That's fine so far. If I unmount the disk in the ...
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Mounting sshfs volume in /home directory

I am using macos 10.14.5 My apologies if I use the wrong terminology, I'm not at all familiar with this stuff. My home directory on a remote server is /home/xxx/me. On my mac I would like to create ...
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Finder alters mount dir names to share names. How?

Issue mounted a share with mount_smbfs //srv/myShare ~/Desktop/myDir. According to Shell, this folder is ~/Desktop/myDir According to Finder, this folder is ~/Desktop/myShare. How does Finder do ...
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MacOS Sierra: ERROR: volume / is mounted with write access. Re-run with (-l) to freeze volume

MacBook Pro 17'' (Early 2011) with Sierra 10.12.6 e new SSD. I found this error in the Filesystem repair log, after installation of Sierra on my new SSD: /dev/rdisk1: ERROR: volume / is mounted with ...
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How can I mount a thumbdrive to my iPhone?

I have a jailbroken iPhone 6s running iOS 10.3.3. I'd like to be able to connect a r/w thumbdrive to my phone, but I don't know what kind of adapter I'd have to buy/make. Does anyone have any ...
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Cannot mount external drives or flash drives

I tried multiple file systems and multiple devices, none of them will mount. I also tried looking for fsck (not running), resetting the NVRAM (and restarting the Mac of course) and it still doesn't ...
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OS X stopped auto mounting external drivers

My MacBook stopped auto-mounting external hard drives this week. I have to mount them in Disk Utility, which works fine. This has happened with three different drives (which all had Time Machine ...
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How do I mount an SSD I got from an old Macbook?

I ripped a perfectly fine SSD out of a Macbook with a broken display. So far, all my attempts to access the file system on the SSD have failed. I've tried to put in a nearly identical Macbook. This ...
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Automatically Mount Encrypted Core Storage Volume (10.14.4+)

Prior to Mojave 10.14.4, macOS would automatically attempt to mount locked Core Storage volumes, and if the necessary password was found in the current user's keychain this would occur automatically. ...
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How do you use fstab to set mountpoint containing spaces

I have tried every combination I could think of to no avail. None of these work: UUID=2960F79CE8E2 /Users/davec/Music/iTunes/iTunes Media/Music apfs rw UUID=2960F79CE8E2 /Users/davec/Music/iTunes/...
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How to fix CoreStorage not mounting? Broken GPT, GUID, volume etc?

I have an external hard drive with two partitions, each one formatted as "OS X Extended (Journaled, Encrypted)". The second partition mounts and asks for a password, but the first one does not. The ...
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iPad being using in wall mount battery swollen

Ive got an install with an iPad mini 4 installed in a wall mount running locked to a single app. The wall mount has a POE to USB adaptor built in. The iPad is powered by a TP link POE adaptor : https:...
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How to connect a Windows CE peripheral to my Macbook?

I am trying to connect a device on Windows CE on my Macbook. The device is a in-situ gamma spectrometer running on Windows CE. The files that I need to retrieve are the .cnf files containing the ...
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Login problems with Automount and SMB shares

I am using automount to mount a set of network shares on my macbook. My problem is that when these shares are not available, e.g. when I am out of the office using a different network, I cannot login ...
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Issues with linking to a file on a local network file server

In my workplace we often save files to a local network file server, sometimes in locations with a very long hierarchy tree to navigate. This can take up time and lead to confusion. I've recently been ...
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Manually mount a RAID 1 set - 2 of 2 drives are Online but Disk Utility cannot mount, set name is not displayed

Overview: WD My Book Thunderbolt with 2x WD 4TB drives (factory-fitted), connected to 2014 iMac (macOS Sierra 10.12.6) via Thunderbolt 2 port. Drives are configured as RAID 1. Both drives are listed ...
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How can I get Time Machine to mount a local sparsebundle - error 45

I'm switching from a local backup disk to a local .sparsebundle so that I can easily save the encrypted .sparsebundle to remote storage. The following works: Mount the sparse bundle to /Volumes/foo ...
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Can't mount writable images in Disk Utility

I'm trying to add a file to an ISO then reburn it. In Disk Utility, I mount the original ISO, choose "Create From ..." to create a new image file with "read/write" access and save it. When I mount ...
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Finder thinks there are many nonexistent volumes named “m”

I have a clumsy but mostly working AppleScript that ejects all partitions on one of my external drives except for the partition called Data OWC4_500. The first commands in the script are tell ...
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External hard drive APFS marked as read only, after repair does not mount at boot time

I have an external 2TB hard drive formatted with APFS connected to my 2017 iMac 27" running Mojave/10.14. Until yesterday, this external disk would be mounted during boot time and everything worked ...
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did the following steps now disk is not recognized!

So I did this for a flashdrive and it worked perfectly then I tried it for an external harddrive and it will not work. After entering: sudo mount -w -t msdos /dev/disk3s1 /Volumes/MIXTAPE I get this ...
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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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Updating to Mojave & enabling FileVault at the same time

Recently I decided to update to Mojave. Additionally, FileVault encyption was mandated remotely. Upon the reboot all hell broke loose. The output of "diskutil apfs list" tells me Macintosh HD is "Not ...
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How do I resolve a non-unique HD Identifier problem?

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 ...
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And yet another… corrupted partition table

I have an external hard drive that has two partitions and one of them is not being mounted. The one that is not being mounted has data I would like to recover. Right before the problem I had installed ...
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How to mount an APFS volume as a user's home directory?

TLDR; I can mount an APFS volume on /Users/foobar, where foobar is not an actual user, but mounting fails when trying to mount to /Users/newuser, when newuser is an actual user. BACKGROUND: I'm ...
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Cannot remove a rogue mount point

A mount point /home appeared in my root directory that I cannot get rid of. I suspect it was caused by using Docker for Mac, but I have completely uninstalled Docker for Mac, restarted my system ...
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Access (mount) VHDX images

Are there tools to access or mount VHDX images on macOS (Paragon VMDK Mounter for Mac OS X is not available anymore). Is a similar tool available? I would like to access Windows Backup images. I am ...
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Portable External USB drive can be mounted on Windows but not on macOS on the same MacBook Pro

One of my USB drives used to mount fine on my macOS, up until last night when I tried to upgrade from High Sierra to Mojave. During the upgrading, I realized that my drive was still connected, so I ...
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Prevent automount for new and unknown devices and volumes

For all of my known devices that I do not want mounted, I have a fstab entry that prevents them from being mounted automatically. What I want is either of the following. All new and unknown devices (...
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How can I mount a removable device as un-ejectable [duplicate]

I have a Micro-SD card which I keep permanently inserted in my MacBook Pro using a nifty Mini-drive. I doubt it should matter, but this is a 13" early 2011 MacBookPro, running High Sierra (hardware ...