Hi, I am the developer of iPhoneDisk. You may want to check if the file /System/Library/LaunchAgents/org.thebends.iphone.mobile_fs_util.plist or /Library/LaunchAgents/org.thebends.iphone.mobile_fs_util.plist exist -- remove them and restart and you should be good to go. Let me know if you have futher trouble.
org.thebends.iphone.mobile_fs_util.plist crashes every few seconds, as shown in my system.log. The forum suggestions here and other places haven't worked for me and I've followed their directions carefully. Problems seem to have begun with Mountain Lion, a couple weeks ago. I know others are experiencing this problem but many hours spent on it haven't helped.
Removing org.thebends.iphone.mobile_fs_util.plist from either Library doesn't work because they are regenerated when I reboot. I have tried reinstalling the program and using it's uninstall protocol; that didn't work either. My computer is highly compromised and achingly slow.
Hello! I'll do whatever it takes to help you fix this problem. I'm not an expert in launch agents but will try to do what I can to help. I just performed a fresh install of iphone disk with Lion and am unable to reproduce the problem unfortunately. I have not yet installed Mountain Lion, but I can try that next. Perhaps we can diagnose the problem together here, or feel free to email me any time at allen at thebends.org.
So, from the command line when I run "launchctl" I can typically see
<... stuff scrolls by including org.thebends.iphonedisk.mobile_fs_util ... >
launchd% list org.thebends.iphonedisk.mobile_fs_util
"Label" = "org.thebends.iphonedisk.mobile_fs_util";
"LimitLoadToSessionType" = "Aqua";
"OnDemand" = false;
"LastExitStatus" = 0;
"PID" = 196;
"TimeOut" = 30;
"ProgramArguments" = (
launchd% stop org.thebends.iphonedisk.mobile_fs_util
launchd% remove org.thebends.iphonedisk.mobile_fs_util
launchd% list org.thebends.iphonedisk.mobile_fs_util
launchctl list returned unknown response
At this point, the job should no longer be running if that worked. That is basically what the uninstall script attempts to do, so having an error message if that doesn't work might give us some kind of clue.
Some other stuff you could try if that doesn't work (just as a test) is to rename the binary out of the way in /Library/iphonedisk/mobile_fs_util or copy /usr/bin/true in its place or something just to see what happens.
You can run this command to find all mentions of mobile_fs_util:
$ find /System -name \*mobile_fs_util\*
$ find /Library -name \*mobile_fs_util\*
Thank you, Allen Porter; your short tutorial may be useful for future similar problems.
I was able to solve the problem by simply deleting the line from the Launch list.
Now I have to figure out how to stop my Time Capsule backup which has been a pervasive problem for the years I've used it. No amount of "fixes" have stopped it from backing up sporadically, and I've haunted the forums in search of a permanent fix. I've tried all the programs that profess to stop the automatic backups, but none work.
I'm also struggling with my auxiliary monitor which always started up with my Mac; now it isn't recognized about 75% of the time. The monitor icon has disappeared from my menu bar, too.
Shutting-down (every night) has become a chore, too, I think since my Mountain Lion upgrade. Many open programs prevent an unattended shutdown - like Chrome, Firefox, Aperture, OpenOffice and others. None of these consistently prevent shutdown, and it doesn't matter if they are set up to open manually or automatically. The lack of consistent behaviour reminds me of my early computing days and "ghosts-in-the-machine".
Attributable to Mountain Lion? I have 4 gig memory, a roomy HD, everything is up to date, and I use the common cleanup techniques including Disk Utility. Times like this I begin to yearn for a new, replacement computer and starting over...
Hello I have seen the post and would like to ask for your help because I have the same problem but I can not remove the message , I tried everything you said without success. I'm desperate , you could help me? Is in my Mac Book Pro and with Yosemite, copy the text of what appears to me:
Process: mobile_fs_util 
Code Type: X86 (Native)
Parent Process: ??? 
Responsible: mobile_fs_util 
User ID: 501
Date/Time: 2015-07-22 09:25:37.384 +0200
OS Version: Mac OS X 10.10.4 (14E46)
Report Version: 11
Anonymous UUID: 8588D3A5-3ED9-A98E-8F36-05084A76F1DF
Time Awake Since Boot: 1100 seconds
Crashed Thread: 0
Exception Type: EXC_BREAKPOINT (SIGTRAP)
Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000002, 0x0000000000000000
Application Specific Information:
dyld: launch, loading dependent libraries
Dyld Error Message:
Library not loaded: /usr/local/lib/libfuse.2.dylib
Referenced from: /Library/iphonedisk/mobile_fs_util
Reason: image not found
0x8fe3e000 - 0x8fe71e03 dyld (353.2.1) <D62B782E-02ED-373D-9AD3-6D14E4FE35A3> /usr/lib/dyld
Model: MacBookPro11,1, BootROM MBP111.0138.B15, 2 processors, Intel Core i5, 2.6 GHz, 8 GB, SMC 2.16f68
Graphics: Intel Iris, Intel Iris, Built-In
Memory Module: BANK 0/DIMM0, 4 GB, DDR3, 1600 MHz, 0x802C, 0x384B54463531323634485A2D314736453120
Memory Module: BANK 1/DIMM0, 4 GB, DDR3, 1600 MHz, 0x802C, 0x384B54463531323634485A2D314736453120
AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x14E4, 0x112), Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (184.108.40.206.3)
Bluetooth: Version 4.3.5f8 15969, 3 services, 18 devices, 1 incoming serial ports
Network Service: USB Ethernet, Ethernet, en4
Serial ATA Device: APPLE SSD SM0128F, 121.33 GB
USB Device: Internal Memory Card Reader
USB Device: USB2.0 Hub
USB Device: External USB 3.0
USB Device: Apple USB Ethernet Adapter
USB Device: BRCM20702 Hub
USB Device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller
USB Device: Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad
Thunderbolt Bus: MacBook Pro, Apple Inc., 17.2