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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HDD keeps mounting as Read Only

I have a WesternDigital external(usb3) 5TB hdd that keeps mounting as readonly on the mac every time I reconnect it. The drive was formatted ExFat with diskUtil and is only about a month old. I've run ...
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Trouble accessing old Apple_HFS DVD

I'm trying to read an old DVD that was burned in 1998. I've tried mounting it through apple's own Disk utility app but it has shown (com.apple.DiskManagement.disenter errore 49153). Diskutil list says ...
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Internal SATA drive unmounts by itself

I have a 1TB SSD that was my boot drive in my now-dead MacBook Pro, and I need to recover some files from it and clone it. The idea is to have an exact copy on another HDD that I can clone back to ...
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apfs volume unmount and change ownership when reboot

I am creating ami for the new ec2 Mac instances using packer. My packer instances created a /nix volume and mounted it. ip-172-31-36-10:~ buildkite-agent$ ls -la total 16 drwxr-xr-x 9 buildkite-agent ...
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Unable to mount read-write in Big Sur 11.2.2 in Single User Mode

I'm on Big Sur 11.2.2, Single User Mode. When I use /sbin/mount -uw /, it says mount_apfs: volume could not be mounted: Permission denied and failed with 66. I have read this post. But mount -uw /...
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How to safely eject a volume when the icon has disappeared?

I was using an external hard drive and the icon has disappeared (the program used to mount the volume hung so I stopped the process with diskutil unmountDisk /dev/disk3) - so now I do not know how to ...
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Method to determine if a mounted (physical or server) volume supports macOS extended attributes

Using xattr -w I want to write a proprietary extended attribute (XA) and an additional user tag to files. This also needs to happen on other volumes than the boot volume. On specific volumes, however, ...
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MacOS kernel panics when unmounting Time Machine disk images over SSHFS mount

I made a simple Bash script to back up my Mac through Time Machine over network. It mounts a server through SSHFS using MacFUSE, mounts a HFS+ sparsebundle disk image inside that mount, and tells Time ...
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Seagate External Drive Won't Mount

I am very much a newbie here, but saw something on StackExchange that someone here might be able to help me with. I have a Seagate 2TB portable that I use as a backup drive for my 2017 Macbook. It was ...
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Scanning External Drives (USB keys in particular) before mounting them

I need your help: it happens quite often to me that I have to mount drives coming from the most diverse sources and, sometimes, with quite a high risk of being infected with god knows what. As a ...
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Can't mount NFS share in Big Sur - crash with NFSv4, rpc error with v3

I have an NFS mount that worked in prior versions of macOS (I'm currently on 11.2.1 Big Sur), being served from a Raspberry Pi. I can see the mount on the remote server with showmount: $ showmount -e ...
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USB Devices not mounting in Mac OS 11.1 Big Sur

I can't get USB devices to mount to my MacBook Pro (mid ‘14) unless they are plugged in at the time it boots. Even then the device can't be re-mounted after being removed. I've tried this with a flash ...
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Restrict fat16 Veracrypt volume to single user on MacOS

I am trying to mount a fat16 Veracrypt volume on a multi-user MacOS system. The mounted volume always seems to allow full permissions for all users on the system. I have tried everything I can think ...
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Cannot mount remote USB drive over network after installing network switch

My previous home network setup was MBP into the single GbE port on my wireless router, a Mac mini into the 10/100 port. Both talked perfectly to each other - both are running 10.15.7 The Mac mini has ...
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How to automount volumes earlier in the boot process?

I have a set of programs that run from directories directly off the root path (/) instead of the usual /Applications. They have worked fine in every version of macOS including Catalina and now Big ...
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Single-user mode not allowing write access

I'm trying to copy some files from Single user mode to an external USB but I'm having trouble. I can't use the terminal in another account because it's not an administrator account and it's not in the ...
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How do I access files, copy them on an external hard drive, and see them on it?

I'm trying to recover the password of an old iMac, couldn’t boot to Recovery though. So I went into single user mode to access the files, which worked. I have an external hard drive that is formatted ...
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First Aid process has failed. If possible back up the data on this volume

I accidentally unplugged my hard drive without properly ejecting it, and now the drive does not mount when plugged in. What can I do to make it work again? I can see the disk in lsusb and diskutil ...
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MacBook main volume can't be mounted during boot

MacBook 7.1 (white unibody) from 2010, I have upgraded to a new SSD some years ago. During startup the MacBook turns off when the loading bar is at about 80%. Booting in verbose mode I can see the ...
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Is it ever possible for a disk/volume to be mounted anywhere other than in /Volumes?

It seems that under macOS that all disks of every type will always be mounted under /Volumes. (Except, of course, for the boot drive which will always be mounted at /.) But is this just the case under ...
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One of two partitions doesn't mount (macOS 10.13.6)

I have a 2TB HDD with 2 partitions: a 1.8TB in HFS to work with a small one of 200GB in FAT32 to exchange with PC 2 days ago, the HFS partition failed to mount, while the second partition is working ...
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How to automount an external drive to hold ~/LIbrary[/Developer[/CoreSimulator]]

Xcode simulators as usual multiples and expands turning ~/Library into a dumpster now on 256gb drive there is no space to install xcode 14.2 and i;m thinking to resolve the issue extensively buying an ...
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Can't boot into or mount Mojave APFS partition after repartitioning for Linux

MacBook Pro 2015, 256GB SSD disk I have created a second partition on my disk to try Linux. Everything was fine, but at some point, macOS disappeared from the boot menu. After some googling and trying ...
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APFS Volume on ext. Disk not mountable - space manager is invalid

I was using a APFS external USB Disk on a PC using a commercial driver. Suddenly it stopped being accessible.. Now I can´t mount the Volume inside the APFS container anymore, on PC but also not on a ...
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How to get rid of phantom directories /Volumes on a Mac? [closed]

I have a couple of different problems with ls /Volumes. 1st, I have an AppleScript that could mount only 10 of my 13 volumes. The 3 I could not mount were named Data 1, Data 2, and Data 3. I renamed ...
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BigSur Kext's mysteriously disappears in recovery terminal but shows up from user terminal

i noticed a strange behavior after upgrading to Big Sur on my INTEL cpu gpu MacBook 2015. The below amd kext's show up in /System/Library/Extensions while logged in as a regular user, but, they ...
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How to mount by SOFTWARE a USB SSD that shows not mounted on Mac?

How to mount by SOFTWARE a USB SSD that shows not mounted on Mac? System: macOS 10.12.6 (16G2136) Sierra. If the USB SSD is connected before rebooting or cold booting the Mac, then it shows. If the ...
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External hard drive doesn't show on Mac Finder

My external hard drive is not showing in Finder. It shows on Disk Utility but greyed and can not mount from there. I don't want to lose anything from my hard drive. I have tried force mounting from ...
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How to create “Drag to Applications Folder” in dmg?

I wrote a piece of software and I host it online as a downloadable dmg file. When the dmg is mounted, you can open it like a regular folder. The user then needs to drag the software from the dmg ...
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Prevent encrypted APFS volume on partition to automount / ask for password on login - Catalina

I know similar questions have been asked before but I just can't believe this can't be solved, so I am going to ask again with specific details. I have two partitions that are bootable on the internal ...
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How can I mount a partition to a custom directory only?

I have a PCIe SSD in my 2019 Mac Pro that I am using for running a server. Using vifs in the Terminal app, I've edited /etc/fstab to add this line: UUID=B3CDE3B6-C597-407B-8A43-A2324C50427C /var/my-...
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Change mounted sparsebundle to readonly from readwrite without detaching

I've got a little imbroglio with a mounted sparsebundle (my own, not a time machine backup). It is mounted readwrite (via hdiutil attach) and I'd like it to be read-only. And I am worried that ...
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New MacBook Pro doesn't auto-mount external drives

I recently upgraded from a 2011 MacBook Pro to a new model, both running Catalina. Transferred my account over from the old one using Wifi with no issues. All my preferences etc. seem to be fine. But, ...
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Time Machine fails to eject disk (sparesebundle) on Time Capsule, then cannot mount on different Mac

Have MacA and MacB running TM and backing up to the same Time Capsule. TC has the internal drive and two attached USB drives - same problem occurs on all of them. Both Macs are latest version - 10.15....
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How do I ensure an external disk mounts before certain apps launch at startup?

I have an SSD connected to my iMac via USB, and I use it to store, among other things, my Dropbox folder, which is too large for my built-in storage. This generally works well, but sometimes (often) ...
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Using NFS with external drives

I am trying to share an external drive using NFS with other machines on my network, but encountering a stale file handle that I can't seem to get rid of. I have tried the following in my etc/exports /...
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Cannot Write to Bootcamp After Installing Paragon NTFS for Mac

I ran a Windows 10 operating system on the bootcamp of my macbook pro 2015. However, after using that Windows system for a few years, it failed to boot (stuck at the logo) after an upgrade. I searched ...
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Macbook Air system fails and fsck does not work

My macbook air 13 (mid 2013) cannot boot correctly. It stops at the Apple logo loading screen. After getting into the single user mode, here is the error I got by runningfsck -fy (didn't find any ...
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External hard drive I use for Time Machine corrupted, won't mount

Today I plugged in my external hard drive to back up to Time Machine, but it won't mount. I open up Disk Utility, run First Aid, and am greeted with a message that says "First Aid found ...
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Cannot mount USB hard drive

I have a 4TB USB hard drive (WB Elements) that I want to mount On a Macintosh Pro 16. Unfortunately it cannot be mounted and the Mac does not show up any error messages. It also does not show up on &...
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How to mount a .dmg file with a different volume name (or modify it once mounted)?

MacOS Catalina, 10.15.6 Given a .dmg file, foo.dmg, I want to be able to attach it so that its contents will be visible in the Finder application under the Locations section with an arbitrary name, ...
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Working with smb:// links

I'm connected to an SMB share called SHARE1. I see it in the Finder, on my desktop, etc. with the name SHARE1 Let's say from the Finder, I right click on a file from it, choose Get Info, then copy the ...
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mdls does not work on mounted sparse bundles

mdls does not return anything when I run it on a mounted (originally encrypted) sparse bundle: ❯ ll ./test .rw-r--r--@ 0 evar 14 Sep 18:34 ./test ❯ mdls ./test ...
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Access to Lenovo ix2 (NAS) is extremely slow when mounted in Finder

I'm trying to mount a NAS share (Lenovo ix2) with the Finder in MacOS Catalina 10.15.6. If I try to connect to such a server, all runs smoothly. However, once I'm in, when I try to open up folders ...
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Mac OS: how to map users when mounting disks from another Mac?

I have 3 macs and I physically mount my backup disk on one of then and use AFP file sharing to mount the individual folders on the other two machine. All systems have two users defined (rful011 and ...
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Unable to view files and folders in home directory when using mounty for NTFS drive mount

I have been using an NTFS drive and mounting it using https://mounty.app/ But recently i had an issue with it as it was just showing them as a blank directory for the drive. When i do an ls in ...
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How to set a consistent location for drives mounted on boot?

Each time I reboot my computer, when I run diskutil list the order of the mounted drives changes: /dev/disk0 becomes /dev/disk1 and vice versa. This creates problems for applications and scripts that ...
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Cant mount sparsebundle - volume check failed with error 7

I am unable to mount a sparsebundle from a Time Machine backup. Error messsage says No mountable file systems So I've tried to mount it via hdiutil Lukas MacBook ~ % hdiutil attach -nomount -noverify -...
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How many hard drives are in this Mac mini?

I just purchased a Mac mini and the seller assures me that there are two 1 TB hard drives inside, with a total storage space of 2 TB (picture from the listing). At first, I was under the impression ...
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Mounts showing up in Finder even with 'nomount' option in /etc/fstab

I have an APFS volume I mount in my home directory for some extra apps, and when I mounted it with nobrowse in /etc/fstab, it seemed to work fine. However, after enabling Time Machine, the nobrowse ...

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