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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Mount PC's HDD on Mac, with a USB from Mac to PC

I was wondering is it possible to connect, a MacBook and a PC by a USB cable and then mount the PC's HDD/SSD on the MacBook? Further more if this is possible, would there be any restrictions on the ...
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Cannot unmount external HDD. Only “force unmount” works

I cannot use the Finder on my external HDD icon -> unmount. It doesn't work, only force unmount. I think if I force it, some files can be damaged. I have closed all programs running on it. With sudo ...
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External disk takes a long time to appear in Finder

I'm running Mac OS X 10.11.6 (El Capitan) and it seems the larger the external disk I plug in, the longer it takes to show up in Finder. A 2TB disk is taking almost a minute. If I plug the same disk ...
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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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How to mount external volume on /Users

I have been trying to migrate from an old Mac Pro with big internal disk to a new iMac with (small) internal SSD and big external Thunderbolt disk for a while and found no direct answer. I have a time ...
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Connecting to password protected AFP server from terminal?

I have one Mac set up with file sharing on the desktop, and I am trying to connect to it from my other Mac from the Terminal. I made a folder mount in /Volumes/, then I used the following command. ...
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Mounting Linux filesystem

I would like to read from an SD card containing the filesystem and OS from a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian / noobs. I have installed ext2fuse (on Mac El Capitan 10.11.6): $ brew update $ brew tap ...
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Wondering if there's a way to get rid of an error in Apple Script to mount server

I was wondering if anyone could help me with this. Sorry for the noob question. I recently created a script to automatically mount a Time Machine image in a hard drive connected to my router. For the ...
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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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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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Mounted directory not listing in terminal

Normally, I mount a remote drive to a directory on my Mac and it all works fine. I can open, edit and save my files in a text editor and they save back to the server, using the following to perform ...
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How can I mount a local USB-connected to an alternate mount point? [duplicate]

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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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 ...
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Mounting Samba shares under /Volumes without GUI fluff

I know I can mount Samba share using either mount or open command from the terminal shell. See this related question: How can I mount an SMB share from the command line?. I prefer using open because ...
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Apparently damaged external disk drivers. Can they be repaired?

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015), and about a month ago I tried to enable NTFS read/write with some guides on the internet. Crucially I can't remember which guides I followed. It ...
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Can't mount or repair Transcend 1TB external HD

I have a Transcend 1TB external hard drive. The hard drive shows up in Disk Utility but when I click on Mount, the LED of the drive blinks for 2 seconds. And then nothing happens. When I clicked on ...
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How to mount VeraCrypt full disk encrypted volume in read write mode under macOS?

I am able to mount VeraCrypt full disk encrypted volume under macOS Sierra, but I am not able to write to it. The VeraCrypt disk shows read-only as false, but I don't have permission to write. The ...
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Encrypted external drive won't mount anymore

I have a 1 TB external drive I use for Time Machine, and as manual backup external drive. It is encrypted. I started to convert it back to normal. I was able to mount it correctly several times while ...
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Mounting a disk image without the “nodev” option

I need to mount a disk image. From terminal, I issued: hdiutil attach <myImage.sparseimage> Now if I run mount I get: /dev/disk2s2 on /Volumes/<myDisk> (hfs, local, nodev, nosuid, ...
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How can I configure write-enabled auto-mounting of NTFS drives?

I am using macOS Sierra 10.12.3 I'm new to Macs and just encountered the problem, that Macs don't open ntfs formatted external drives by default. Well, since I am not new to linux, I just added the ...
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Mounting HFS+ volume in Linux

I'm not sure if this is the appropriate area to post my question. But I am wondering how can I mount a MacBook Pro mid 2007 HDD on Debian Linux. My MacBook bombed out on me and now I need to attempt ...
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How do I mount a sparsebundle to a folder rather than an image?

I have a encrypted sparsebundle and I want to mount to to a folder in my home directory and not under /Volumes. How can I do that?
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Mount shared drives with different users

I have a Mac (Sierra with 1 user account) and a Synology NAS (DSM 6.0 with 2 user accounts), and I'd like to mount shares for both accounts on my Mac. So I wrote that script (and set it as startup ...
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hdiutil convert not working and not telling me why

I've been trying to create a bootable Ubuntu flash drive following instructions from multiple sites. I need to convert the .iso file to an .img using hdiutil. For starters, the syntax of the command ...
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Temporarily unmount internal storage

I have a retina MacBook Pro, and I am currently running macOS via USB from an external drive. I would like a way to prevent programs that I install on the external drive from writing files to the ...
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How to manage a large number of external servers mount paths?

During my typical workflow I need to connect to 10 to 15 different servers (samba and ftp), depending on the work I am doing. Usually I press cmd + K in the Finder and select one of them in my ...
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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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Is there a way to keep internal drive segments unmounted while booting from external device

For forensic imaging of drives and/or segments with a native Mac application, I'm booting from external device (usb, hdd, etc.) into BaseSystem. I want to keep the internal drives and/or segments ...
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Is there a way to get Mavericks to mount AFP URLs the old way, by mounting the share point, and not the enclosing folder?

Before Mavericks, if I clicked this URL or pasted it into the Finder's Connect to Server dialog: afp://server.example.com/Share/Path/To/Folder/File.txt The server's "Share" share point would mount ...
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How to Disable USB Auto-mount

I use VirtualBox on my MBP and often need to mount my USB flash drive inside the guest. The problem I'm running into is that the host OS (OS X Mavericks) immediately mounts the USB flash drive when I ...
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External Hard Drive won't mount. How can I transfer the files?

I have a Buffalo mini station that I believe has died. It will not mount and will not repair in disk utility. It will not mount in terminal. How can I transfer the files from the dead external hard ...
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How to mount an APFS formatted volume created on macOS 10.12.1 on macOS 10.12.2?

According to this thread from Apple Developer Forums, an APFS volume created on macOS 10.12.1 is not mountable on macOS 10.12.2, because of the incompatible changes. I put some important files in my ...
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How do I Create a Macro or Shortcut to run a Command Sequence Terminal

The following was posted by Codler as an answer to a question of read/write difficulties on NTFS drive which worked perfectly. My question is, is there a way for a noob like me to create a shortcut ...
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External HDD is not mounting

I have several external hard drives attached via USB to my iMac. Turning the Mac on this morning, three of the four drives mount no problem. (all in the same ext power / usb tower) but one drive does ...
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Fix external disk unplugged

i can´t fix this external disk /dev/disk3 (external, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: FDisk_partition_scheme *...
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macOS Sierra: AppleScript mount volume keeps asking for login

For several OS X versions I've used: /usr/bin/osascript -e mount volume "smb://yourserver" as user name "yourusername" with password “yourpassword” This has worked great, a nice and quiet mount of ...
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Ghost folders in /Volumes

I've had a problem today where when I plug my external HDD in, it creates a ghost folder in /Volumes with the same name, causing my hard drive to change it's path to /Volumes/HDD 1. This is messing ...
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Connect a Mac as an external drive to another Mac

I run a 2008 Mac Pro and an old G5 Power Mac. Would it be possible to hook them together and use the G5 as an external drive mounted on the Mac Pro?
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SMB Mount directory and reconnecting

I have some trouble with fileserver shares, if the share get's disconnected and reconnected again. The mount dir, e.g. /Volumes/Data isn't removed and when the share get's reconnected again, a new ...
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OS X randomly asking for NAS login after using mount_afp on Terminal

This is a very weird issue that is apparently so rare Google hasn't been any help in finding a clue as to why this happens or how to fix it. I use mount_afp on Terminal to mount the music directory ...
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Constant script/application for shared drive checking/mounting

I'm wondering where's a good place to start for this problem. I believe it might be achieved using apple script but admittedly I don't know its capabilities. Scenario: I have a NAS which I log in to ...
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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 save data from broken GPT, GUID and unmountable, no type volumes?

I have a Macbook Pro mid 2012 and 750GB hard drive. I tried to delete Windows partition on the hard disk and now I can't access my main Mac partition (disk index 2) anymore. It shows something like "...
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NTFS Read/Write Broken Under El Capitan? [duplicate]

I'm trying to enable macOS El Capitan's built in read/write support for NTFS, but it doesn't seem to be working. First of all; I'm aware it's not the fastest, and no officially supported, but my needs ...
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How do I mask “forbidden” chars in passwords in the mount command?

How do I properly mask/escape illegal characters like /:@\ in passwords added in the mount command? The question arose in the answer here: mount -t afp afp://adminname:password@ServerIPAddress/...
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Failed time machine backup: volume not available anymore

How do I remount my existing backup without loosing the data on the existing backup and why did this happen? I have a macbook that makes time machine backups to a time capsule. Now time machine ...
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Partition Type: FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF Macbook Pro [duplicate]

I was trying to install Kali linux in a dual boot fashion when I accidentally ended up install a terminal only version of Debian as a second partition. So I decided to retry, which meant I needed to ...
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After Changing Partition Type From FFFF I Can't Boot

I originally asked the following question: Partition Type: FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF Macbook Pro about how to change my partition type from an unknown to a normal one, since it was ...
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Programmatically creating mount points in macOS 10.12

Apple have confirmed to me (https://openradar.appspot.com/radar?id=4948585099558912) that with macOS 10.12, permissions to create a folder inside /Volumes require root access. Using the mount command ...
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Difference between “diskutil unmount” and “diskutil unmountDisk”?

Sometimes when I try to unmount a disk using the "diskutil" command I get the following message: $ diskutil unmount /dev/disk1 disk1 was already unmounted or it has a partitioning scheme so use "...