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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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Mac OS JBOD Array - incorrect total size

I've got a Mac Mini with a bunch of external hard drives configured as a single JBOD array. I recently got a new drive and tried to expand the array by clicking the "+" in the lower portion ...
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NFS Mount Permissions on External Drive

I use Vagrant to manage Virtualbox instances and up until a few OS versions ago was able to sync drives from an external drive. (On 12.3.1 now.) Other vagrant users are also struggling with this, and ...
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One partition on external HDD not mounting, disk not ejecting

I have a problem with my external HDD from Seagate. It was working fine and I was transferring files from it to another external SSD on my MacBook Air (running macOS Monterey). However, the battery on ...
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Cannot mount √ - Data volume in Catalina

My mac mini 2012 suddenly couldn't boot this morning. It looks like the main volume (with everything) is unmounted, for some reason. When I try to mount it in Recovery Mode, I get a com.apple....
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How dangerous is 'sudo hdiutil eject -force /Volumes/path' for filesystem integrity in terms of cache flushing and open file integrity?

I find myself having some trouble sometimes with ejecting volumes normally. Usually this seems to happen with volumes that really don't (or shouldn't) have any files open that are non-negotiably being ...
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How do I repair a Time Machine Sparsebundle that will not mount or attach?

My wife's Laptop died. Her backup was on a Synology NAS and we need to get at some files from the backup by accessing the Sparsebundle from another Mac. I made a copy of the Sparsebundle to work on ...
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Mountpoint of network shares

Where exactly are network shares, more specifically samba shares located in the file system tree? I have some trouble with hidden samba shares on a windows server that I need a lower-level look at ...
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list of characters that have to be escaped in passwords for "mount -t smbfs //username:password@..."

I am trying to mount a share with the macOS CLI using zsh as my shell. mount -t smbfs //user:password@host/share /share Mounting the share without specifying the password works. But then I have to ...
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USB NAS not showing as a device in macOS. Systeminfo sees it as USB Device

I'm trying to connect an old USB NAS with my Macbook Air 2020 (m1). It only has USB-C Ports, so I'm using an active Thunderbolt USB Switch with usb support connected in between. I connected the NAS to ...
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mount NAS drive at a specified mount point & make it persistent?

I've looked at a few of the entries in the "Similar Questions" field when starting this question, but they didn't help. I need to mount a network drive to a mount point I have created in /...
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External hard drive formatted with FAT won't mount on mac osx

I think I messed up a an external disk (Toshiba Canvio) by incorrectly disconnecting it while it was being used and cannot get it to mount. When I plug in the drive, the light blinks and is being ...
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What to do when mounting APFS from thumbdrive suddenly shows error and Disk Utility First Aid unable to fix

Seems like my APFS on my 512G SanDisk USB has gone corrupt. diskutil list /dev/disk0 (internal): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: ...
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3.5" SATA Seagate Barracuda not mounting via USB adapter

I have a late 2009 27" iMac which I upgraded with a OWC SSD kit. Fantastic results, I highly recommend it, feels like a new machine. But I was facing problems restoring from a Time Machine back-...
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External Hard Drive No Longer Detected On Macbook Pro

My MacBook froze and I had the spinning wheel. At that time I had my 2TB external drive mounted of which I have never had problems during multiple uses. I had to hold down power and just restart so I ...
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How to mount external disk with sshfs and show the name in Finder?

I am using sshfs a lot to mount external disks using MacOS 12.3.1. The command I am using is something like sshfs $USER@28.28.28.127:/remote_folder ~/remote -o 'allow_other,gid=10067' and then this ...
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WD Hard Disk not Mounting/First Aid not Running

My hard disk has decided to not mount anymore. It has a partition, one I use for Time Machine and the other I use for storing files. This is what diskutil list looks like. Is my work all gone? ...
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How to mount top-level directory using NFS and fstab

My setup on macOS consists of the following: The /etc/synthetic.conf file contains the line: mydata. A directory /mydata was created. The /etc/fstab file contains the line: myserver:/exports/mydata /...
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How can I remove a persistent attempt by macOS to auto-mount network volume after it was removed from the Users & Groups login items

I have a 2019 MacBook Pro running macOS Monterey 12.3.1 I used to have an item for my user in System Preferences>Users & Groups>Login Items that would auto-mount my NAS volume using my ...
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Can't mount sparsebundle that used to be a Time Capsule backup

I used to have a Time Capsule with a backup of all my data contained on its internal hard drive. That internal hard drive broke down and I couldn't access it anymore, so I disassembled the Time ...
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Mounting an SMB share on a Monterey machine

I've already filed a bug report on this but… I have a machine that I recently upgraded to Monterey. It has an SMB share that I want to mount. Before the upgrade to Monterey mount -t smbfs smb://user:...
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How do I remove "noatime" from a filesystem mount on macOS Monterey?

I use access times ("atime") ... frequently. Yesterday, I moved my MacMini to Monterey (from Catalina?), and now I see that the access time (atime) on files is not being updated when they ...
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MacOs - Keep SMB server mounts alive on temporary VPN connection drops/reconnects

I am using SSTP VPN Connections (via SSTPc) on my MacBook and am mounting manually SMB Drives from the VPN Network. Hwr, anytime my VPN Connection drops, my Mounts are unmounted and not there in ...
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When diskutil mount vs mount?

I know how to mount in Linux at /mnt through the mount command, the same command exists on macos too. After to read the following tutorial: Mount & Unmount Drives from the Command Line in Mac OS ...
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Launchd unable to view contents of connected USB device

When I connect my USB device, I can open a terminal and run a script which returns a directory listing to a file in my home directory called ls.txt. It works and the contents of the script are: #!/bin/...
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Disk First Aid "Disk Full Error"

I'm trying to fix an external drive by running Disk Utility's First Aid, and it can't because of this Disk Full Error (the drive was nearly full). Is there anyway I can get around this? Get it to use ...
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How mount through a command a remote directory at /Volumes but within a specific path and directory? [duplicate]

In Mac - El Capitan - through: Finder -> Go -> Connect to Server Is possible do the connection with smb://hostname/documents Therefore the documents remote directory is mounted on /Volumes /...
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How mount many directories with the same name over the LAN on /Volumes?

In Windows 10, through Windows Explorer is possible stablish a network connection for a remote directory and thanks to the Map network drive approach is possible keep that connection mapped with a ...
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Is it possible to temporarily prevent a user account from logging in?

I'm trying to setup a system with individually encrypted user home folders, i.e- each user has their own encrypted volume containing their home folder. The problem is, if I login as a user when that ...
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External hard drive fail to mount with APFS error "com.apple.DiskManagement.disenter error 49218"

I can't open my WD external drive after I reboot my mac with Monterey 12.1! I know that so many people had a similar problem so I followed all those solutions, but they are not working for me. I need ...
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Timemachine on MacOS Monterey-12.1 makes temporary volumes?

I have timemachine backing up to two external USB disks. This mostly works OK: backups seem to alternate between disks. However, sometimes df shows a long list of what are apparently temporary ...
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SD Card reader, or SD Card, not fully recognized / not mounting in MacOS

Objective: Trying to read an SD Card from a Nikon DSLR. Background: Same SD Cards and Card Reader have worked fine before on the same computer, in previous versions of MacOS. Hardware: MacBook Air, ...
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How to open a network share with the "open" command and not create a Finder window?

My Mac runs a daily script (via cron) that mounts an AFP network share on a remote server, writes to it, and unmounts the share. Unfortunately, the script has a side-effect of opening a Finder window ...
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Remount nfs mount with proper path

When I use Disk Drill's virtual drive/browse function, it mounts a NFS drive that contains the reconstructed data for easy access and drag-and-drop recovery. However, it appears that the path for the ...
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APFS disk plugged in newer system gives "Incompatible Disk" warning in original OS

If you plug an external macOS system disk using APFS into a newer version of macOS you will get a warning afterwards back in your original macOS saying: "Incompatible Disk. This disk uses ...
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Automatically map drives after signing into MBP

On my home network, I've got a Synology NAS that I use to host my music as well as to back up my MBP with Time Machine. On my MBP, I've set up iTunes to look at the shared folder on my NAS. I've also ...
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How do I automate connecting network drives once the mac connects to specific networks?

We have some network drives (smb) that I can only connect to when (1) connected by ethernet at my workplace or (2) connected via VPN. The only reason I'd ever connect via VPN (or cable at the office, ...
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PTP Mount iphone on macOS BigSur

On Windows, it is super easy to mount an iPhone via PTP. Picture Transfer Protocol It is recognized as a "Camera". This shows the iPhone as Drive in Explorer and gives access to all ...
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Can MACFUSE & SSH be used to mount a locally connected disk or DMG?

I have a website that I maintain mounted locally using macFUSE and SSHFS.  I am wondering whether both or macFUSE alone can mount a locally connected external disk?  This might be useful for ...
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Keeping a remote disk mounted

I have a website that I maintain mounted locally on a MacBook Pro with Monterey 12.0.1, using MacFUSE and SSHFS.  From time to time, an operation involving a directory there fails with "device ...
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Mounty did not work properly after upgrading to Monterey

When I use Mac OS Big Sur I used Mounty to make NTFS external drivers writable. But After upgrading to Monterey it does not work as expected. There is no issue or error message in the UI, it shows a ...
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Want to display SMB share as folder instead of drive

What I'm trying to do is mount an SMB share to a user directory created for it. Eventually, I want to replace a Mac's Pictures directory with the contents of a NAS. I want it to look to the user as if ...
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Disk Utility fails on fsck_apfs: "disk is mounted"

I have an external SSD hard drive connected to my iMac via USB. I accidentally disconnected it while it was mounted, which caused a warning. So I thought it would be prudent to run Disk Utility on the ...
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How to always mount a usb stick as read/write

I have one MacBook pro, one CalDigit T3 Plus dock, and one USB stick. What I want to do is to use the USB stick to extend the storage capability of the Mac; so the USB stick is plugged in the CalDigit ...
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macOS Catalina Retain Path Bar in Mounted Folders

I'm running macOS Catalina, and whenever I download a *.dmg and open it, Finder doesn't show a path bar at the bottom. In older versions of OS X it used to be that the first time I pressed View -> ...
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Mount Ext4 on M1 or M1Pro or M1Max

I know this question has been asked many times. Everyone finds their own solution. I used to mount Ext4 via FUSE. But with the move to Big Sur I had to mount Ext4 using VirtualBox. But VirtualBox ...
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How to skip verification of .dmg file located on a network filesystem?

I have a file server (SMB/Samba 4.5.16) in the local network. If I put a .dmg file on it (anywhere) and try to mount it, MacOs will ALWAYS verify it first, which means reading through the whole thing, ...
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Computer automatically mounting install disks when plugging in Mini DisplayPort

I have a MacBook Pro 2015 running Mojave. Whenever I plug in a Wacom Cintiq (output VGA converted with a dongle to Mini DisplayPort) my computer mounts a whole bunch of installer images (appear where ...
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SMB shares now mount /Volumes/servername instead of /Volumes/sharename

Until "recently", when I mounted a SMB share from the command-line using either open ... or Applescript with osascript -e "mount volume ...", it would mount the share at /Volumes/...
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Best method to get permanent network mount directly to my home folder

I'm using macOS Big Sur. I read a couple of methods of mounting network drives: Command line: mount_smbfs //user@server/folder /Users/me/localfolder The problem with this one is the mount point will ...
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SSD dismounts randomly and doesn't mount at startup

2TB external SSD that dismounts randomly and will not automatically mount when my M1 Mini starts up. For it to mount the cable must be unplugged and then plugged back in. It is directly connected to ...
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