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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How to store/specify/identify path to different Volumes with the same name in /Volumes?

I am using Synology Diskstation as NAS in my local home network. When I connect my Mac to the NAS the volume is mounted becomes visible in Finder. In Terminal I can access the NAS folders using /...
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Disk wont show up for Mac OS install

I received a Mac from a friend. When I tried booting, the Mac displayed a blinking folder with a question mark. So, I restarted the Mac with the option key pressed which booted to internet recovery. ...
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Rename mounted volume for dmg file (permanently in the dmg)?

I have a DMG file for an application. Created with some list of scripts that are not readily accessible for quick re-run. The content is fine but it mounts a volume name that is broken. It is broken ...
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External Seagate harddrive suddenly not mounting nor responding to Diskutil

In short: has anyone tips to save my external hard drive or suggestions based on the extended explanation below? Last week, I plugged my Seagate 2TB Backup Plus Portable Drive into my Macbook Pro ...
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Login of network users stopped working with Catalina update

We have some Mac Minis used by students, which are configured to authenticate the user against a central AD and store the homes on a server, from where they get mounted on login. Until two days ago, ...
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Internal HD not mounted after upgrade: Encrypted: ERROR -69808

I am asking for help on getting back into my MacBook Pro. I finally allowed a software update. I was a bit careless and didn't check what was updating. The account refuses my password, so I hold down ...
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[Catalina]: GetMasterBlock: Error 1 opening /dev/rdisk2s2 during read-write mount

After upgrading to mac os catalina, I am unable to mount my external SSD drive in r/w mode. The external SSD drive is my time machine backup drive. $ sudo mount -v -u -w /dev/disk2s2 /Volumes/...
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Mount Read-only Disk Image Without Breaking Spotlight?

I have a disk image with my main media library inside it, but I normally only mount this as read-only, as this prevents applications from touching anything inside (which can cause a lot of band files ...
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Best practice for mounting drive on logon

I have a MBP 2015, and use the SD card slot for a second drive; it's a slow micro SD card, but I only use it for backups, which suits my purpose. I've noticed that since upgrading to OS 10.13, the ...
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macOS Catalina - can't mount external hdd - verification/reading of the omap object failed: Illegal byte sequence

I have an external hard drive with 3 partitions, and one has given up the ghost. I can mount the other two fine but the third, my backup of data, can't be mounted. I dug around a bit and here's what I ...
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Unable to create folder in / in Catalina [duplicate]

I recently upgraded to Catalina. Earlier is used to have multiple /app1 /app2 folders which mounted nfs shares to which applications write. With the Catalina upgrade the /app1 and /app2 are gone. ...
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Drobo share no longer shows up under /Volumes after updating to Mojave

I updated from Sierra to Mojave. Under Sierra, my Plex share on my Drobo 5N showed up under /Volumes/Plex. Now it shows up under /Volumes/Drobo5N/drb144401a00043/1/Plex. I'd much rather the simpler ...
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I accidentally unmounted the External Hard Drive and now I want to re-mount it back

So I had the external 4TB Seagate Expansion Drive, and at one point I end up selecting unmount in Disk Utility when I tried running first aid. Now I wish to mount it again, I tried pressing the ...
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Mount folder as another folder in iOS (darwin17), like mount -o bind or bindfs?

I have to communicate folders from one app to another in a Jailbroken device. Unfortunately my app cannot deal with symlinks, and I have too many files to do hard links on all of them. The only way ...
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External Hard Drive on Mac Won't Mount

I can't mount an external hard drive. I have tried booting into Safe-Mode, mounting via Disk Utility and running First Aid, which won't proceed due to the following error: diskutil eject disk1 ...
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How to auto-mount a secondary Encrypted HDD on boot?

I have 2 disks on my Mac, the secondary one is encrypted, on my current user it auto mounts, because I have once been asked for the password and I saved it. But for new users, the user is prompted ...
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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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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 ...