Currently Being ModeratedSep 23, 2011 3:23 PM (in response to gary Boland)
Hi Gary, let's see if this might be the case...
In Finder's Menu, select Go menu>Go to Folder, and go to "/volumes". (no quotes)
Volumes is where an alias to your hard drive ("/" at boot) is placed at startup, and where all the "mount points" for auxiliary drives are created for you to access them. This folder is normally hidden from view.
Drives with an extra 1 on the end have a side-effect of mounting a drive with the same name as the system already think exists. Try trashing the duplicates with a 1 or 2 if there are no real files in them, and reboot.
If it does contain data...
As far as I can see, I can select on the word finder at top of monitor next to apple symbol, or the smilely face finder icon at the bottom. From there, clicking on ether of one of them I cannot find any Go menu / go folder / volumes to chose from.
If I can get to the right folder I may be able to figure it out.
On the server, log into the Finder as root or an admin user. On the sever? logged as a root?
- If you logged in as root, open Workgroup Manager and log in as the local admin user, then stop all file services.
- In the Finder, go to /Volumes.
Once I clicked out of Safari, wala! I saw the go menu. Go figure!
Put a couple of the back up files ending in 1 and 2 and put them in the trash. Thanks
But before I empty the trash you mentioned "if there are no real files" trash and reboot.
Can I check for "real files" before emptying the trash?
Or is it pretty safe to delete these old back up files?
I mainly use my mac for video editing in FCP.
Thanks for the help!
I checked out the linlk you sent earlier,
I got lost at
- Copy the incorrect ("false") mount point's folder to the desktop or different volume. This ensures that no data that was inadvertently placed in the false share point is lost.
- Delete the empty "false" mount point folder from /Volumes. Authenticate if prompted.
hope I dont need it.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 21, 2012 1:52 PM (in response to gary Boland)
You can delete BOGUS Volumes that for some reason your OS creates after a reboot.
To delete an incorrect mount point:
- On your Mac go to System Preferences > Sharing, and disable all the file services. (You may not have it turned on if it's a Max OS SERVER)
- In Finder use COMMAND+Shift+G to navigate to /Volumes.
- In /Volumes, find the incorrect mount point folder. It should have the name of the original mount point (for example, Storage), but its icon depicts a folder instead of a disk drive.
- Delete the folder.
- Restart the Mac. Restore System Preferences > Sharing settings.
- If the media storage is still not available after restart, use the Mac application Disk Utility to repair the media storage disk.