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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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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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mount external drive not ejectable

I mounted without any problem an external USB drive and I can see on my Mac. I wonder if there is a way to let system identify it as "internal" drive and not as USB plugged device. It's a low profile ...
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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 ...
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Is there a way to automatically mount a volume from another Mac on start?

I'm using my Mac Mini as a TimeMachine host. I have a couple of external drives plugged in via USB. TimeMachine doesn't work unless I use Finder to manually Browse the network and mount the volume ...
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GenLed SK-868 USB stick mounts to /Volumes/InstallESD instead of /Volumes/DISK_IMG

When I plug my GenLed SK-868 digital voice recording USB stick into my macbook pro (running macos 10.13.6), it sometimes mounts correctly and sometimes does not. When it mounts correctly, I see this ...
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Can't mount back up drive on MacBook Pro

I have an ADATA Classic CH94 back up drive I've had since 2012, along with my MacBook Pro. However after a minor Apple update I did through the App Store (I'm currently still on macOS High Sierra) I ...
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How to run .sh script from usb in Terminal Recovery Mode? [closed]

I am a novice user. I would like to run MacUserGenerator exported shell script to create an account on a brand new iMac without manually doing this in the set up process. Not sure if this possible? ...
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How to make a modified dmg distributable?

Adding files to a dmg and redistribute it Purpose : Adding some settings files to firefox.dmg (mozilla.cfg and policies.json) in the objective of redistributing the modified dmg How the dmg is ...
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Move macos user home folders on external drive

I got a shiny new Mac Mini but couldn't afford a 1TB internal SSD to hold all my stuff, so I'm testing ways to leverage an external disk for user storage. I know I can point Photos and iTunes to ...
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How to mount an external drive read only on the first try

How do you setup the Mac to mount the next disk you connect (through USB for example) to mount read only? My goal is to access a disk without making any changes to it so mounting it read/writing ...
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Mojave plist error: Path had bad ownership/permissions

I'm trying to mount a fileshare at boot. I copied the plist from a 2012 mini (where it ran fine) to a 2018 mini, both running Mojave. On the new mini I'm getting the error: Path had bad ownership/...
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Check automatically if a drive is mounted

I'd like to automate my family backups, specifically I'd like to run a shell script (with rsync) when an external drive is connected. Since it's a family thing, it should be also sort of GUI driven, ...
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HFS external drive aways mount read-only

I am having a problem with an external HFS+ USB drive on a MacBook Pro running High Sierra: When I plug the drive into the computer, it gets automatically mounted as read-only. I have to manually ...
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How do I mount a IDE disk connected with USB?

So I bought a USB device that I connect different HDD to. IDE and SATA. It has a built in molex power adepter. The device works when I'm connecting SATA devices. Photorec works like a charm on SATA ...
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How will macOS behave when creating folders in /private/var/folders to mount a NFS share with?

I'm writing some software that can ideally mount and unmount multiple Network File System (NFS) locations dynamically. To avoid clashing with local names I plan on generating a new temporary dir ...
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Disk ejected but still show up in Disk Utility?

I have this external (USB) drive that can't seem to be disconnected correctly. Whenever I eject the drive, it won't disappear from Disk Utility. Afterwards when the drive gets re-connected again, it ...
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mount_smbfs: server rejected the connection: Authentication error on Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.6

On my ubuntu server i have a few shares that I can access from finder in the style: smb://server.domain/share successfully without having to type in a password. When I try to mount the server shares ...
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Names and location of .dmg files for OS X installation

I believe a file was download and mounted to a director under Applications: cd /Applications ls -l | grep -i install drwxr-xr-x 3 root wheel 102 Nov 2 23:55 Install macOS High Sierra.app Is ...
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How to mount any SD cards in a specific SD reader (or specific USB port) to a specific mountpoint in macOS?

I know that I can map specific SD cards to specific mountpoints in macOS (see How to mount certain SD cards to a specific mountpoint in El Capitan?). However, is it possibile to map a specific SD ...
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Mounting password-protected sparsebundle doesn't ask for password

I have an encrypted, password-protected sparsebundle that I occasionally mount and unmount from the terminal. I want the system to ask for the password every time I mount it, but for some reason it ...
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why wont my macbook pro mount my disc

I have been using my macbook pro since 2013. Around early 2017 I got a 275gb crucial ssd and installed it. It was working fine until about a month ago my macbook would no longer turn on. Took it to ...
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How to rebuild a GUID partition table in a APFS file system SSD?

I looked at other answers for similar questions but not one works for me (maybe because the APFS). I have an external 1 TB SSD with two APFS volumes. Somebody plug my hard drive into a Windows 10 PC ...
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What is the correct way to eject a APFS dmg from the command line?

Create a APFS DMG using Apple's Disk Utility application and call it test_apfs.dmg. One can mount it with: hdiutil attach -plist ~/Desktop/test_apfs.dmg which provides the following output: <?...
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How do I prevent an internal partition from mounting at boot

I have a HFS partition on my internal boot disk on a Mac Mini (High Sierra) that I would like to not automatically mount at boot time. Rather, I want to reserve it to raw-mount to a VirtualBox VM by ...
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Flash Drive not mounted on macOS Mojave

I have a flash drive which was formatted on Mac using the Disk Utility. But when I'm trying to replug the drive it shows up in disk utility but says Not Mounted. I'm unable to erase as it says ...
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Why can I not unmount a volume from a webdav connection?

Interesting results on a webdav connection. Give the webdav connection as mounted when I compare against all volumes I see: Foo Bar Foo Bar-1 Foo Bar is a volume present on the Desktop that I can ...
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Mac Mini 1TB HDD being 100% full - cant mount, cant boot

I just unburied an old 2007 Mac Mini Server which I had put a 1TB drive into. I had kinda forgotten why it broke, but after a while I remembered...the hard way. That Mac's hard drive is so full and ...
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Mount two disks/directories into a single point

I want to mount two disks or directories into a single mount point. I saw some article online which mentioned bindfs, I had a look at it but I don't understand how it can help. Another article shows ...
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How to clear cached bits of an app when launching from app from mounted DMG?

This is a weird problem that I've just noticed happening, and trying to figure out why this is happening and how to "fix" the problem as I've already identified a way to work "around" the problem. So ...
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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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Is there anyway to make a block device read-only?

I am NOT talking about mounting a filesystem read-only. On Linux, I can make a block device read-only and when I do that not even filesystem modifications that would occur if I partition read-only (...
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How to prevent/remove the Remember password in my keychain check box

I have some encrypted sparse disk, but every time I try to mount them I get the pop-up dialog asking for the password and below an option to remember the password in my keychain. How to disable/...
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VM volume showing up in /Volumes

I notice that if i run a first-aid scan in the Disk Utility app on what's known as "Container disk1", it shows a mounted volume called "VM". To my understanding, VM stands for "VirtualMemory" and its ...
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Applescript to turn HDDs off during day, and back on at night

I figure I should ask my first question, I'm curious to see how an Applescript could control my HDD that my TimeMachine is backed-up on to un-mount during the day, and back on before the scheduled ...
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How to get rid of “The disk you inserted was not readable” and auto ignore it? (without installing apps)

whenever I plug in an ext4 partition type external USB drive, this message will pop up. and then I need to press "Ignore" to ignore it. This is very annoying. How can I auto ignore it? I did google ...
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macOS: Is /etc/fstab file deprecated? What is the recommended config file then?

I am running macOS High Sierra 10.13.6. When I look for /etc/fstab file, I found /etc/fstab.hd file (no /etc/fstab file was present), and the file content says IGNORE THIS FILE. But when I google, ...
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tar extraction errors on NFS : “Can't create … OR Could not stat …”

I need to install homebrew on a Macmini6,2 on which I don't have the admin rights and cannot write in /usr/local so I try to extract brew-1.7.1.tar.gz in $HOME (which is mounted in an NFS). But then ...
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Mounting a single partition dd image in macOS?

Using testdisk, I have made what is apparently a dd image of a single HFS+ partition (what was originially /dev/disk1s2, I think). Now I try to mount this image file, but seemingly I cannot - even if ...
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fstab entries not automatically mounted after reboot

I have two SMB shares that should be mounted automatically on a macOS 10.12.6 machine after reboot. I added both to /etc/fstab, however, they are not mounted after a reboot. $ cat /etc/fstab //user:...
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How ask for administrator password before mounting any disk or image?

I have a place with some mac computers and I don't want anybody mounting anything. Is there a way to ask for administrator's password before mount an USB or image?