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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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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Mounting a Network share on login (There was a problem connecting to this server)

I have a new piece of software that I've installed that relies on a mounted network share in order to operate. The network share is a hosted MacMini Server, connecting over SMB. I've added the share ...
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How can I *unlock* a CoreStorage logical-volume without mounting it?

I had a damaged disk that's encrypted with CoreStorage / FileVault. DiskWarrior was unable to operate on it while encrypted, obviously (“This is an offline, unavailable Core Storage disk.”); but the ...
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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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mount NTFS for read/write failed, it worked before upgrading to 10.12.4

I was able to mount NTFS drives for both read and write in OS X 10.12.3. But in 10.12.4, it failed In this example, I used the OS X native NTFS driver. (I used NTFS-3G on Mac before but it was too ...
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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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100% full USB stick un-mountable after forced eject

During an rsync my USB stick became 100% full without me noticing it. When I tried to eject it, I got a message that it was in use, but no application was named and I could not see anything that was ...
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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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My WD external drive unmounted itself and now does not work

I have a strange problem. Working on an OS 10.9.5 MacBook laptop. Last night, I was exporting a 20-something GB Aperture library from my WD 2TB drive to another hard drive. I left, and when I came ...
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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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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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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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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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WD external drive won't mount in OSX - partition map rebuild?

I have a WD Mybook Studio 500gb that will not mount. I've tried every possible option in Disk Utility and it see the drive (unlike finder), but won't mount the partition. I also tried plugging it in ...
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Which file system for an SD card permanently mounted on my Mac?

To extend my limited Macbook Pro storage I keep a 128 GB micro SD always mounted in the SD card reader (thanks to Nifty Minidrive). I use it for static files: music, photo and video files I need to ...
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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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macOS Sierra: mounting NFS volumes

I have a Linux server with a number of NFS exports. I have been mounting them on my Mac by setting up an auto_nfs file, and mounting them in /nfs/… folders. I think this may the cause of some ...
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External Hard Drive Won't Mount

I've searched and tried a lot of stuff but still can't get it to work. I was able to use my seagate HDD properly last week but now it doesn't mount. I tried plugging it to a PC & another mac, it ...
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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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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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Mount network drive to Mac server on boot

Is it possible to mount a network drive to my Mac server on boot, without requiring a login? I have one setup to mount on login via an automator script that I have added to the login items for the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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USB Sticks not getting properly recognized

Two of my USB sticks (Lexar and PNY, both 32 GB) are not getting recognized correctly by macOS Sierra. Both worked before (one formatted with NTFS, the other with FAT32); they were then used as ...
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Prevent macOS Sierra from prompting for the password for other encrypted volume

If dual boot is used to run a second macOS installation off a different volume on the same hard disk, and that volume is encrypted, booting the first macOS will prompt for the encryption password for ...
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Listing in Terminal the last mounted volume

Attach(1)ing different copies of the same dmg file create in /Volumes folders representing each image. Let the first image be called Image; the subsequents will receive an incrementing number in their ...
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Help Unmouting disk if UUID is mounted until a Specific Time

Every morning I have the same routine. I come into work and plug in my peripherals including my Time Machine Backup. I have my Time Machine scheduled to only run one daily backup at 3:30pm. I ...
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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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bindfs, osfuse, sshfs & macOS Sierra

I use bindfs with osxfuse and sshfs to mount specific folders (chroot) to allow sftp access for external users (macOS Sierra 10.12). Binding a readOnly folder for the user "sftpusr" is done with ...
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How to mount certain SD cards to a specific mountpoint in El Capitan?

Desired behavior: When SD card1 (LABEL=NIKON D60) or SD card2 (LABEL=NIKON D70) is put into cardreader, it automatically gets mounted to /media/digicam. I run a script, which copies the files to my ...
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macOS Sierra Finder doesn't automatically authorize network-mapped folders on login

After updating to macOS Sierra, the OS no longer seems to automatically authorize network-mapped folders on system login. I have mapped NAS drives to connect to on startup, using System Preferences > ...
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Getting error: RPC prog. not avail while trying to mount using nfs

On my Raspbian jessie I have NFS server running: $ sudo service rpcbind status ● rpcbind.service - LSB: RPC portmapper replacement Loaded: loaded (/etc/init.d/rpcbind) Drop-In: /run/systemd/...
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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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Data Recovery Options for Unmountable Macbook Pro Hard Drive?

My daughter's 2012 MBP would not load the OS (Lion I believe). She took it the the Apple store and they told her it was a failing hard drive but her AppleCare had just expired. I was able to boot the ...
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How to auto mount encrypted USB sticks after hibernate?

I use 2 tiny USB sticks as extra storage space on my Mac. When I close the lid, I send the Mac to hibernate mode. Is there a way such that I auto mount the encrypted USB sticks right after I unlock ...
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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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How can I mount an OS X shared folder from Linux with smbmount?

I've tried searching this question in multiple ways, but it always seems to turn up results for mounting from OS X either from the Finder or from command line. However, what I'm trying to do is mount ...
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Why won't an fsck-declared-good volume mount?

I have a CoreStorage logical (virtual), encrypted volume that will not mount, even though fsck_hfs declares it clean. Does anyone know what the deal is here? Here is the drive information: /dev/...
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OSX version of `mount -l`

On Linux mount -l nicely lists all my mount points: mount [-l] [-t type] lists all mounted filesystems (of type type). The option -l adds the labels in this listing. See below The same ...