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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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Disable USB Write Caching by default

Is it possible to change OS X's USB filesystem mount behaviour to use the noasync flag to disable write caching? The aim here is to allow USB devices to be safely removed without eject or hdiutil ...
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Eject / unmount ghost external disk on macOS

I use MacBook Air Mid 2013 (1.3 GHz Intel Core i5, 4 GB 1600 MHz DDR3, Intel HD Graphics 5000 1536 MB, 128GB flash storage) running macOS Sierra 10.12 $ sw_vers ProductName: Mac OS X ProductVersion:...
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Any practical way to mount Amazon Cloud Drive as network volume on Mac?

Need to mount Amazon Cloud Drive as a desktop network volume. I've tried ExpanDrive, but it's so slow as to be useless. It also completely freezes up Finder every few seconds. I also saw acd_fuse but ...
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Is it a bad practice to mount network/slow shares under `/Volumes`?

I'm using curlftpfs with macfuse to mount some ftp sites through automount. The mount directories for each share is in /Volumes folder. Now iTunes on each startup tries to read /Volumes/...
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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 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?
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Mount HFS+ filesystem with disable read and write caches

I've got the HFS+ filesystem represented by .dmg image file. For security reasons I'd like to make sure every I/O applies directly to the .dmg file and not through any kind of memory in the middle. ...
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Cannot figure out how to use mount command on MacOS

I am trying to use mount as in man mount, on MacOS. Ultimately, what I am trying to do is mount a directory which is outside of the Docker build context and put the directory inside the Docker build ...
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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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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 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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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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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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Difference between “diskutil mount” and “sudo mount”

I was looking for a way to mount the EFI partition on macOS when I realized there was actually two commands to mount a partition: mount and diskutil mount. What is the difference between them? I ...
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Why am I receiving this error when attempting to unmount external CF card?

Sometimes I receive the following error when trying to unmount an external USB, CF, or random drive: dissented by PID 17728 (/usr/bin/login) I attempted to cd out of the drive directory, and into my ...
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How to unmount a disk mounted using “mount” and not hdiutil or diskutil?

I wanted to try to mount a Linux ISO in Mac and later mount it in a docker container (all for learning) but I wasn't able to mount the disk using hdiutil command as it kept on giving error - $hdiutil ...
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Failed to mount HFS drive using diskutil-mount, while /sbin/mount works fine

I have a disk image file (.dmg) with a single partition that points to an HFS+ formatted filesystem, which is observable via device file /dev/diskNs1s1. The record for the single image in the ...
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How can I mount a dmg based filesystem for one specific process or user

I've got dmg file that formatted to HFS+ filesystem and i'd like to mount it with limited access rights. Is it possible to create a mountpoint that will be accessible to specific user (by name) or ...
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Mount partitions/images with Linux filesystems

I've created a local image of the drive of a hosted VPS by using dd over ssh (ssh user@123.45.67.89 "dd if=/dev/vda " | dd of=/Volumes/Backup/droplet.img). mount shows that macOS supports afs, hfs, ...
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How can I mount a local USB-connected to an alternate mount point?

I am running SyncThing to keep a hard-drive at home in sync with one at my office. Is there a way to mount both drives at the same mount point? I'd like to detect when a drive is plugged in, and ...
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Terminal (bash) - copy files from Windows (SMB) shares without mounting

In past OSX versions, one could copy files from SMB shares like so: smbclient //my-server/foo -U USER%PASS -I 127.0.0.1 -c "get my.file" However, in recent versions, sbmclient has been replaced ...
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External hard disk not mounting

I have a WD My Passport Ultra Hard Disk. I am trying to use it on El Capitan. Its not showing up in the Finder. When I open Disk Utility, it just keeps loading forever and does not show any ...
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How to mount a disk that was not ejected properly?

I am using OSX El Capitan 10.11.2 I have an external Western Digital of 1TB When I ejected I did not do with the properly way and now I am not able to mount I can see the disk here But when I open ...
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Disks not mounting (10.10.5)

Having an issue where multiple drives (External HD's via USB and an SD card inserted directly) will no longer mount when plugged in. If I open Disk Utility I can see the drive listed but the volume it ...
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Time Machine backup external disk not mounting anymore

I just installed Security Update 2015-002 (Version 1.0) on my MacBook. The latter has a 1.0TB internal hard drive, backed up onto a 2.0TB external USB2.0 3.5 inches hard drive. However, after ...
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Phone not showing in Finder (but available for Dropbox)

I use a 3-years old Nokia X2-01 phone and moved to the Mac recently. I'd like to copy some files to the phone but I do not see it in the Finder. In Windows, I used to be able to plug the phone in via ...
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Encfs volume randomly unmounts

I have an encfs volume that used to be mounted continuously without any issues. Some months ago, the volume started occasionally become unmounted - even if there were open files on it! This ...
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is it possible to directly mount a subdirectory of a smb path?

I am new to osx but am very experienced with Linux and Windows. I need to mount a subdirectory of a shared drive so the user can access it without being confused by seeing higher levels in the smb ...
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How can I mount a backup drive only on demand?

I have a MacBook Pro 15" with the SuperDrive removed. As the primary boot drive I have an SSD, and in the SuperDrive slot I have a larger spinning disk. Each night, I use SuperDuper to clone the SSD ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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How to mount disc from RAID 1 OS 10.11.6?

My NAS RAID 1 disappear :/ Crappy Unitek Y-3357 I think that one drive is healthy but ...is there any way to mount the disc and recover data ?
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How can I *unlock* a CoreStorage volume that is not recognized?

I have a 4TB Seagate Expansion Portable Drive with <1 TB data. It's HFS+, GUID Partition, encrypted with File Vault. It was unplugged without disconnecting, and now the disk image does not mount. ...
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Unable to mount NTFS external HD

I have a 1TB Samsung M3 that I mostly use to read files, and not writing. I've always used it as read-only (the standard way OS X will mount NTFS disks) and never had any problem. However today I had ...
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MacBook Air High Sierra disk image not recognised couldn't open

I created a disk image from a folder using disk utility and now when I double click it to open it i get an error message saying image couldn't be opened. Image not recognised. What can I do?
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VirtualBox: mount USB in macOS High Sierra

I'm running VirtualBox 5.2.8 on my Mac High Sierra 10.13.3. The guest OS is also macOS High Sierra 10.13.3. My external SSD is unmounted from my host system and is correctly mounted as USB 3.0 ...
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umount of an sshfs volume mounted via fstab results in a zombie file (osxfuse)

I have installed osxfuse 3.7.1, sshfs 2.10, fuse libs 2.9.7 under High Sierra 10.13.3. Things seem to work, except that if I mount a distant directory via fstab, upon unmounting the mountpoint is ...
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macOS partition not mounted (FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF)

After upgrading to High Sierra, my Macintosh_HD partition got corrupted. Only Windows was working so I got into terminal from internet recovery. And corrected the FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF ...
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How do automount permissions work

I have an automount set up in a file /etc/auto_synology which is referenced by /etc/automaster which looks like this: Media -fstype=afp afp://[USER]:[PASSWORD]@jDiskStation.local/Media Downloads -...
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How to mount nfs drive on macOS with read+write access?

I'm trying to mount a drive from Linux on my macOS El Capitan laptop. I try a command like this: sudo mount -o rw -t nfs nfs.subdomain.employer.com:/ifs/home/username /private/workspace/ cd /private/...
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Stop server(?) from asking for re-authentication when re-mounting an SMB?

I am working within a medium sized organisation, mix of Macs/Windows machines etc, with a variety of shared drives with access control via a central active directory/LDAP login (I don't know all the ...