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Incorrect Mounted Drive Names

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Aug 5, 2013 1:22 PM

When mounting drives from other computers and external hard drives on my home network, the names of the drives mount incorrectly.  They show as older drive names, which I no longer use.

 

For instance, from my iMac I can access my Mac Book Pro, the MBPs external drive is named "Drive Alpha", but it mounts to the iMac as "Drive Bravo" sinced it used to be call that.  I recently renamed it Drive Alpha from Drive Bravo.  How can I have the drive so it mounts as "Drive Alpha"?  I have multiple drives Alpha - Delta.

 

I have looked for solutions to this including rebuilding drive directories, running scripts, removing the drives from the /Volumes folder manually, but none have worked.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,920 points)
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    Aug 5, 2013 5:24 PM (in response to J Miller1)

    Triple-click anywhere in the line below on this page to select it:

    { diskutil list; echo; diskutil cs list; } | open -f -a TextEdit

      

    Copy the selected text to the Clipboard (command-C).

     

    Launch the Terminal application in any of the following ways:

     

    ☞ Enter the first few letters of its name into a Spotlight search. Select it in the results (it should be at the top.)

     

    ☞ In the Finder, select Go Utilities from the menu bar, or press the key combination shift-command-U. The application is in the folder that opens.

     

    ☞ Open LaunchPad. Click Utilities, then Terminal in the icon grid.

     

    Paste into the Terminal window (command-V).

      

    A TextEdit window will open with the output of the command. If the command produced no output, the window will be empty. Post the contents of the TextEdit window (not the Terminal window), if any — the text, please, not a screenshot. The title of the window doesn't matter, and you don't need to post that.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,920 points)
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    Aug 5, 2013 6:45 PM (in response to Linc Davis)

    The only way I know of that a sharepoint could be mounted under a modified name would be that you created an fstab entry or otherwise altered the default mount map on the client. Is there a file at /etc/fstab on the clients?

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,920 points)
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    Aug 5, 2013 7:01 PM (in response to J Miller1)

    Please post the output of the following command on one of the clients:

    df -l | open -f -a TextEdit

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,920 points)
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    Aug 5, 2013 8:08 PM (in response to Linc Davis)

    Sorry, that was the wrong command. It should be this:

     

    df -T afpfs | open -f -a TextEdit

     

    And it has to be run on the filesharing client, not the server.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,920 points)
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    Aug 6, 2013 1:35 PM (in response to J Miller1)

    The client. The share must be mounted in order for the command to produce output.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,920 points)
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    Aug 10, 2013 8:01 PM (in response to J Miller1)

    According to that output, you have a sharepoint named "DUSTY" exported by "MacLaptop." It's mounting on the iMac as "DUSTY," which is what it should do.

     

    You also have a sharepoint named "DUSTY" mounted on the laptop. It's exported by the same machine as "NED," so that must be the iMac. It's not the same as the other "DUSTY."

     

    You seem to be saying that you have no knowledge of either of these network volumes. It's not obvious how that can be possible, so what I suggest as a next step is to delete all the sharepoints on both machines and recreate them. See whether there's any change.

     

    If there is no change, please post the output of the following command on both machines:

    sudo sharing -l | open -f -a TextEdit

      

    You'll be prompted for your login password. Nothing will be displayed when you type it. If you don’t have a login password, you’ll need to set one before you can run the command. You may get a one-time warning not to screw up. Confirm. You don't need to post the warning.

       

    If you see a message that your username "is not in the sudoers file," then you're not logged in as an administrator. Log in as one and start over.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,920 points)
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    Aug 11, 2013 8:06 AM (in response to J Miller1)
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