Drive Mounty V1.0.1 – Mac OS X app is now available from the Mac App Store

Drive Mounty v1.0.1 is now available from the Mac App Store. This update adds or fixes the following things:

  • Performance enhancements!
  • Fixed issue where UI became unresponsive when attempting to remount a drive!
  • Fixed issue where a remount might not occur in rare cases.

     

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65 thoughts on “Drive Mounty V1.0.1 – Mac OS X app is now available from the Mac App Store

    • Hi There. Sorry you’re having issues. You should only need to restore the purchase if you re-install the application. This uses Apple’s Mac Store logic so should work fine, it’s worked ok for me. This could be caused by a lack of network connection or if you’ve received a refund of your purchase.

    • I’m having the same issue. Trying to restore my purchase and it just sits on Contacting App Store. I have tried serval times over a few days, always with the same result.

      • Hi there. Sorry you’re having issues. This is using the Apple App Store purchase process which I’ve just tested and is working fine for me. The only time this should be necessary is if you’ve reinstalled. Failing this, please try the purchase upgrade option as this will not charge you again if you have a valid purchase still active (ie you haven’t received a refund). Thx.

      • Thanks Garry, I followed your suggestion to ‘re-purchase’ the pro upgrade as the restore purchase option wasn’t working. The App Store detected that I had already purchased it and activated the pro version without additional charge. The app still got stuck with the ‘wait’ animation (so there may be some bugs for you to look into), but after I force quit the app and restarted it, the pro version was properly activated. The app is working well — any chance of getting a monochrome title bar icon option to suit the newer macOS design aesthetic?

  1. Hi! I use Drive Mounty V.1.0.2 Pro and some weeks ago it started to make some troubles (MacOS 10.13.2). Despite of my NAS is available after waking up of the Macbook from hibernation (no restart) and I can access the volumes through the finder, Drive Mounty can not connect the volumes. The status is always “Disconnected – reconnecting”. Also in the “News central”, the program starts sending push notifications from time to time. The Mac shows the external volumes as connected, but the program not. After a restart of the Mac, the program starts properly and mounts all of my volumes correctly.
    Best regards
    Christian

    • Hi there. Sorry to hear that. It sounds like it could be an issue related to the status of the drive when the MacBook is woken up and macOS and Drive amounts are trying to mount the drive. I’ll see if I can simulate this and push out a fix.

  2. Hi there, I am having troubles with Drive Mounty Pro, the volumes show as “Connected” but I dont see them anywhere so I cannot access them.
    Thanks for your support

    • Hi Fernando – sorry to hear this. Can you tell me if you’ve upgraded to the full version (continuous monitoring) or not? If not then this could be that a remount has occurred once (which is the limit of the free version). I’m literally just fixing a bug where this isn’t reflected on the interface.

  3. Hi developers, I have a trouble with Drive Mounty Pro, If I am on other network (without access to drives) drive mounty still trying to connect the drives but uses to many system resources (about 30-50%) So I have to set up only 5 attempts to reconnect and after I arrive to my home network with drives I have to connect the drives manually. Can You look at this problem? Thank you very much 🙂

    • Hi there. Sorry to hear this. Currently there’s no way to resolve this other than for you to quit the application when it’s not needed. Even with a reduction of the resources used, you probably don’t want it triggering all day in the background. Do you have a suggestion for a fix based on your use case? Thx.

      • I have an idea, what about the first 5 attempts would be quick as it and after that trying to reconnect each minute or 2 minute not every second, It may cause system usage to minimum and after we connect to home network it will automatically connect the drives within few minutes. Or you can add a simple check box into a preferences to apply this function if you don’t want to apply to all users. It will be much useful. What do you think?

      • Ok so currently it checks every 30 seconds. I’ll take a look at why it could be taking up so much resource when it retries. As for your particular use case (which I’m sure isn’t just for you), I’ll have a think and look to implement something – maybe a schedule or something or an easy way to disable the monitoring.

      • Hi Jakub, I’ve now implemented an option on the helper app menu to disable monitoring to address your use case. I’ve also adjusted the way in which the app uses memory to check for the device (in case it’s not available). I’ve just submitted v1.0.4 to Apple for review. Please download it once available and let me know how you get on.

  4. I had an issue where Drive Mounty would show multiple icons / drives for the same drive on the desktop. Sometime i would have 30+ icons on my desktop for 6 different drives. This was supposed to have been fixed in the most recent update, however I followed your instructions (remove all drive mappings, upgrade, then manually add drive mapings again) however this has not resolved the issue.

    Can you please assist?

    • Hi Imran. Sorry to hear this. I’m having issues replicating the issue in my machines and had hoped that the new method of checking if the mounted drive already existed would fix this issue. I’ll see if I can simulate this issue to implement a permanent fix. Please bear with me!

    • Hi Imran, I’ve now tracked down the issue (by simulating your problem) and am fairly confident that I’ve have fixed it. I’ve just submitted v1.0.4 to Apple for review. Please download it once available and let me know how you get on.

  5. Hi Garry,
    I am on version 1.0.4 (Pro). I have noticed that over a few days all monitored shares double/triple/quadruple in /Volumes
    Can you advise please?

    • Hi Balazs, sorry to hear this. I fixed this issue in v1.0.4. This could be left over from the bug in previous versions. I would suggest that you remove all monitored volumes from the app. Disconnect all shares and reboot your Mac. Once you’ve got the volumes connected again after the reboot, set them up for monitoring again. That should resolve the issue.

      • Hi Garry, I have followed your guidance above but after a few days the issue comes back. Do you have any suggestions or is there anything I can do to help to get to the bottom of it?

      • Hi Balazs, it’s an odd one as I’ve not seen this on my machine and it’s been running for weeks without a reboot. Can you tell me a little bit about your set up, the device types being monitored and anything about your use case. Such as used to monitor a NAS volume connected to a Mac which is frequently powered on/off or is mobile. Thx.

  6. Hi Garry, DriveMounty is run a MacBook Air, which is connecting to the local network by wifi and is closed down and/or goes to sleep a couple of times a day. DriveMounty is monitoring 3 samba shares, all on the same Ubuntu box that is on 24/7 and has a wired connection to the network. I hope this helps.

    • One other thing I have noticed. The monitored share changes to a new copy on occasion. For example I set Drivemounty to monitor /Volumes/music but a few days later it is showing to be monitoring /Volumes/music-1

      • Hi Balazs, so the appending of the -1 to the volume name would suggest that it’s tried to mount to the original music volume and can’t as it exists so has appended the 1. The question is, did it disappear and get mounted twice or did it not disappear in the first place. If you simulate a disconnect (eject a drive) when all is in a good state (right volumes monitored and not duplicate mounts) does that 1 volume get mounted correctly? Please repeat it several times. I’m wondering if the disconnect caused by powering down is the route cause. In my set up, my Mac mini doesn’t get disconnected frequently – only a scheduled power down overnight. Any thoughts?

  7. Hi Gary. I have the pro version and experiencing two possibly related issues: 1) CPU hog. It is killing my battery life. and 2) like Balazs I see it appending different -1 or -2 to the volume path

    • Hi Chris, sorry to hear this. Which version do you have? Can you tell me a bit about your set up? How many volumes are you monitoring? What CPU usage do you see? When does the CPU usage spike? I can’t replicate these issues on either my Mac mini or MacBook Pro so any details you can offer would be great.

      • Hi Garry

        I am monioring only one volume. CPU usage seems to hit about 40%+ and stay there. I cannot tell for definite when this occurs but it seemed to coincide with Mounty constantly telling me the drive was not mounted even though it was.

        MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015), 2.7 GHz Intel Core i5, 8 GB 1867 MHz DDR3, Intel Iris Graphics 6100 1536 MB.

        MacOS 10.13.4, Mounty 1.0.4 (Pro)

      • Ok so sounds like it’s picking up some kind of disconnect of a device. The app monitors for removable storage devices being unmounted. When this happens it checks to see if the unmounted device was one you’re monitoring. With your set up does it coincide with any device being removed from your system?

  8. Hi Gary,
    Duplicates never disappear, so I can have eg. 8 mount points in /Volumes all pointing to the same samba share.
    I have simulated a disconnect by ejecting the monitored shares and they have reconnected successfully without duplication all 26 times. I think your suspition is correct that the duplication is a result of the power down. I could imagine that under specific circumstances the mount point is not removed as the computer goes to sleep and is unavailable for DriveMounty the next time (permissions?),so it creates a new one with -1, -2 etc suffix.
    Do you have a version of the app that can produce logs? I’d be happy to assist.

      • Hi Balazs, only a small amount but I still can’t replicate the issue. For now I would suggest closing the app when away from home and opening when back. Sorry.

      • Hi Balazs, sorry for the delay. Ive pushed out v1.0.5 to the App Store which went live overnight. I’ve added some new functionality for a “home” network and sleep and wake as well as updates to the remount engine which I’m hoping will address your issues. Please try it out and let me know. Thx.

      • Hi Garry, Just wanted to report back. I have been on v1.0.6 since it came out. Touching wood whilst I am typing: I have not experienced any issue with either duplication in \Volumes or high cpu use.
        Thanks!

  9. Hi Garry

    Having constant problems with your app. It just doesn’t work when bringing my Mac back from sleep. If I restart the computer, drives are reconnected but if I just put it to sleep, Drive Mounty is just constantly reconnecting and nothing happens. Please advise. (I have a paid version…)

    Kind regards,
    Saso

    • Hi Saso,

      So this is not something I’ve send myself (my Mac sleeps every night from 12-6). Have you tried disabling the app before putting it to sleep (as a test). What version are you running?

      • Hi Garry

        I’ll try disabling the app before sleep and get back to you but even if that helps it’s a hassle. You have to remember to do that before each sleep which means it’s not automatic anymore, if you know what I mean. The version is 1.0.4 (Pro) Build: 201804172130. Thanks for quick replay.

        Kind regards,
        Saso

      • MacBook Pro, 3 months old, with the latest Mac OS, v.10.13.5. Mounted drive is from our company’s Windows server(Windows share), smb://netica_server. I tried the disabling the monitoring, then changing the WiFi network to some other(with no access to above mentioned share), putting Mac to sleep, bringing it back from sleep, reenabling the Mounty and that seemed to solve the problem. So I guess, all you need to do is code in automatic “disable before sleep/reenable on wake-up” event. 🙂 Thanks for the suggestion!

    • Also, are the drives still available when you wake your Mac? How long is the Mac sleeping for? Does it differ if it’s a quick sleep vs a long sleep (several hours)? Does it happen every time? If so for the short or long sleep or both? Thx.

      • This was a short sleep test – half a minute. The long one I’ll do today, when I go home and I’ll get back to you on Monday. 🙂 And yes, the problem appeared every time. What do you mean by “are the drives available”? The network share is available every time I connect to my office network, but no, the drives aren’t shown in the Volumes folder until they are reconnected.

      • Hi Sasol, so I’ve added some logic to set a “home” network and added the sleep and wake detection. I’ve also modified the way in which the app reconnects the device as I spotted an issue there too. This is all in v1.0.5 which went live in the App Store overnight. Let me know. Thx.

  10. Hi Garry!

    Thanks for the great app. Could you please consider making the new ‘home network’ functionality optional? It keeps saying my network is on a 169.xxx prefixed address which is impossible (I’m on a 10.0 prefix). I’d much rather the app not care about what network I’m on so I’d like to just opt out of that check.

    Thanks!

    • Hi Ross, Hmmm ok. Not sure what IP address it’s picking up. I’ll take a look at this although I can guarantee how quickly. BTW, if your home network is detected in that way then it should work there but I understand where you’re coming from.

      • Thanks! And yeah, it’s working, but you see where I’m coming from… (what if it changes, etc…). Let me know if you need anything that may assist. Also, I think this coincided with the update to 1.0.5 – it was detecting a 10.0 address at some point and I haven’t changed any of my network config settings.

        Thanks again. 🙂

      • Hi Ross, this new feature was added in v1.0.5. I’ve just submitted a new version (V1.0.6) to Apple which has this new feature added.

  11. Hello,

    After last upgrade, the app is not auto mounting SMB was connection.
    It recognises that the mount is missing and trying to connect, without any result.

    I use the version 1.0.6 Pro and have enabled the home network mode

    Thank you

      • Hello, I deleted the app, restored the application from Apple Store and the same thing. I understands that is not mounted (it tries to mount) but not successfully, until I manual mount the NAS

      • Hi Vassilis, please can you remove the monitored drives from the app and re-add them. Please ensure you’ve stored your password (and not changed it) for the NAS. Thx.

      • I did clear all credentials from keychain, added the NAS SMB Sharing again and chosen to remember password. I removed the monitor drive from the app and restarted the Mac. When I umount the drive, the App understands that the drive is unmounted and saying trying to mount… But nothing else is happening. When I manually mount the Drive, the app says that it was mounted. I don’t entered my SMB credentials, as I chosen to save them inside keychain

  12. I use the MacOS App Store version and before 2 versions (Before introducing the “Home Network Mode” it was working great

    • I have the same problems. Despite I disabled the home network function and selected a value of 2 for the attempts to reconnect, the app is trying all the time to connect. Within this trials the Macbook turns hot and increases the fan speed. The app in the status bar is no longer available (the rainbow colored circle appears) for some minutes. Finally I need to restart the app and the connections are done until the next wake up from hibernation mode….

      • Hmm interesting. And this is using the latest version? These features were brought in to fix similar problems reported by other users and they reported that all was now ok. Is this the trial edition?

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