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    Remounting External Drives
    Bernard Mac's Avatar
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    Remounting External Drives
    Hello,
    I tried searching...can anyone tell me how to re-mount my external drive after a successful eject without closing all my software, browsers and other workflow user tools to reboot?

    Reason: I use my laptop through the week in various locations that I need to keep everything ( apps ) open for. However, because I need to remove the cable from the external drive for packing, I must correctly eject the drive before closing the lid.

    Once I'm at another locale, the MacBook won't show the drive after I connect it and I can't figure out how to find that drive without a reboot?

    LMK,
    Bernard

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    Remounting External Drives
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    When you plug the drive back in does the drive(s) not just mount automatically?

    I guess you could open Terminal (maybe add to your dock if you need it often) and type mount -a I guess that would mount all external volumes again.

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    Bernard Mac's Avatar
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    I tried replugging it in and out a few times...nothing. But, thanks I try the terminal suggestion.

    er, agh...what/where is terminal?

    Sorry,
    Bernard

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    terminal should be in the apps folder.

    There are a couple of ways of getting to it.

    Open finder and from menu on the left choose applications then just look for an apps called terminal.

    Press command (apple) + space to bring up spotlight and type terminal. The first thing in the list should be the apps you're after, either use mouse to click on it or use the arrow keys to go to the apps and press enter.

    Terminal is the old school command line interface so looks a little dull but is a powerful little application.

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    Remounting External Drives
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    It's under Applications --> Utilities --> Terminal

    Cheers

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    Remounting External Drives
    Bernard Mac's Avatar
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    Thanks! I found it.

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    Remounting External Drives
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    To remount an external hard drive after eject:
    1)open up disk utility (applications --> utilities)
    2)select the top-most level of your drive in the left sidebar
    3)click mount on the toolbar

    Hope This Helps...

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