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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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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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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auto mount HFS+ filesystem from disk image (.dmg file)

I'd like to auto mount my dmg file which represent disk image with single HFS+ partition upon every boot. is it possible through autofs ? do I have to set the location of the dmg file in any ...
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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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Trouble mounting High Sierra start up disk from OS X 10.9

I have a Mac mini late 2012/2.5 GHz Intel Core i5, with 2 disks, one SSD, and a HDD. The SSD has the most recent High Sierra and the second drive OS X 10.9.5. After many attempts to force High ...
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How to configure “DiskImageMounter” like in /etc/fstab?

Today I wanted to check the /etc/fstab on macOS and found that there is no /etc/fstab anymore. Ok, maybe its a long time since I've used it on OS X but i was always sure that the OS X had not too many ...
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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 High Sierra - Unable to mount network drive after waking from sleep

I have a 2017 MBP with MacOS High Sierra. When working from home, I typically connect to my work network via VPN and then I can mount various network drives (SMB). When my Mac goes to sleep, I seem ...
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WD Passport not mounting

I copied a number of Adobe Premier Pro movie files and some mixed Pro Tools files onto a WD My Passport Slim from my Mac Pro in order to work on them on vacation. When I plug the external drive into ...
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Is there a way to disable the “enter a password to unlock the disk” prompt for a disk?

I installed macOS on a partition in an external drive which is encrypted with FireVault. I don't want to mount it when I plug it in, but I get the "enter a password to unlock the disk" prompt whenever ...
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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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Mounting an External HD Accessible Through Finder

Good Afternoon All, I am attempting to mount an external hard drive using ext4fuse. I have installed ext4fuse using the following: brew tap homebrew/fuse brew install Caskroom/cask/osxfuse brew ...
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Why USB stick formatted with exFAT on Windows is not mounting on Mac OS High Sierra?

I got a 64GB USB Stick formatted as exFAT from Windows containing a lot of files. The stick mounts without any problems on a Windows 10 system. My MacBook Pro running MacOS 10.13.2 cannot mount it. ...
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Startup Disk full - Read-only- cannot boot Mac Mini

I'm at my wits end with this issue. Hours of searching various forums have produced glimmers of hope, but nothing works. First - mea culpa - I have only myself to blame. Short Version: I wiped my ...
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mount not working for utf-8

I've set the locale: $locale LANG="en_GB.UTF-8" LC_COLLATE="en_GB.UTF-8" LC_CTYPE="en_GB.UTF-8" LC_MESSAGES="en_GB.UTF-8" LC_MONETARY="en_GB.UTF-8" LC_NUMERIC="en_GB.UTF-8" LC_TIME="en_GB.UTF-8" ...
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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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4TB Seagate external drive not mounting in OS X El Capitan

I have a Seagate Backup Plus 4TB external hard drive that I had previously been using with this computer. I recently reformatted this drive as exFAT in order to use it to backup files from my MacBook ...
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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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After disabling auto mount, can I show connected but not mounted drives in Finder sidebar?

I have an external hard drive connected to my cinema display. I don't use the hard drive every time I connect my laptop to the display. However, I forget to unmount it almost every time I disconnect ...
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Force mounting an external disk that is not recognized

I recently bought a 4Tb naked (no enclosure) external hard drive that I mount via a Newer Tech dock (the ones where you insert the naked drive like bread in a toaster) and is connected to my MacBook ...
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All USB sticks mount as readonly, FAT32 or VFAT. Rebooting mounts them read-write

I'm using Mac OS 10.12.6 Sierra. Recently I've found that whenever I (rarely) reach for a usb stick to transfer images or files, they mount readonly for me. I can't seem to figure out how to mount ...
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mount afp drive via terminal like staff profile user

I was reading this question but the answer is for root or sudo mode profile. You can see, using finder, something like: sh-3.2# ls -al /Volumes/ total 40 drwxr-xr-x@ 4 root wheel 136 Oct ...
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How to prevent an encrypted APFS volume from automatically mounting?

I tried adding the following line to /etc/fstab, but it doesn't work: UUID=FF9DBDC4-F77F-3F72-A6C2-26676F39B7CE none apfs rw,noauto I confirmed that it does work with unencrypted APFS volumes. For ...
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How to link /usr/local to user specific directory?

Is it possible to map the /usr/local/ path on MacOS to a directory that is unique for each user, for example ~/local/? Or is there another way to solve the following: I trying to give each user on my ...
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How to make afp://appleserver01._afpovertcp._tcp.local a fully qualified DNS name or IP address instead?

This problem is plaguing our users and driving management crazy. We have users that are onsite that need to share file locations for files that are on a local server as links in email to other users. ...
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Convert a plain disk “legacy image” so that it can be mounted

I have a plain disk image, created from using dd. When I try to mount it in Sierra (10.12.6), DiskImageMounter.app tells me: legacy image should be converted How do I perform such a conversion? I ...
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Can the “drag to applications” of a mounted DMG volume be done in the terminal?

Attempting to automatically install a .DMG downloaded(of Docker), so that the host has access to docker run etc. in Terminal. I can attach the volume with no issue with: curl -O https://download....
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Sharing folder or adding user to folder permissions using Finder's Get Info not possible

I used to be able to add (or remove) users to this folder via Finder's Get Info. Today I noticed I was not able to do that anymore: When I select the Lock icon in the lower right hand corner and ...
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How to eject a unmounted disk?

I was using the dd command to burn a .img file to a micro SD card which was connected to my mac through a usb SD card adaptor. I need to unmount(not eject) the device first before I could use dd to ...
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Cannot mount/unmount external hard drive on Mac

I have a 1TB external hard drive. It was used as backup disk for Time Machine. But from one day, my Mac cannot recognise it. The problem may caused by my removing disk without ejecting it first. ...
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Disk won't mount Microsoft Basic Data

I have an external disk that won't mount on my Mac: /dev/disk6 (external, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme ...
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map network drives

I need to get a script that would map network drives based on a person's user name (we use AD to allow access). It used to work prior to 10.10. We have a new Mac lab that is running 10.12.6. The old ...
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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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macOS: Can't mount exFAT External Drive

I have a Western Digital MyBook (25EE) 8TB External Drive. It is formatted with exFAT. I can't recall exactly how it was formatted, but I believe it was done with Synology's DiskStation for my ...
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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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Permanently change mount point of volume?

I'd like to set another user's home folder to use a certain volume on my disk. To that end, I'd like to be able to mount said volume at a specific location, say, at Users/foobar I can do this using ...
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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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Ext4fuse usage to see and browse the volume in Finder

I want to copy some files of my old encrypted SSD with ubuntu. I installed ext4fuse and done sudo ext4fuse /dev/disk3s1 /Volumes/Linux, although I don't know if it is the right partition number (...
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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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Mount a Time Machine backup disk that will not mount

I just plugged in my external hd via USB for a Time Machine backup. However it will not mount. I've: Unplugged the hd Restarted the computer Plugged it back in When I do this, Disk Utility spins ...
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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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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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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 ...