Feature request #1501

OSX Mounted Drives Not Showing Up

Added by justincole - over 15 years ago. Updated over 14 years ago.

Assignee:nobody -
Pull Request or Patch supplied: Resolution:fixed
Easy fix?:No Copied to github as #:11561


I was trying to use QGIS 0.11 and 1.00 on a OS X 10.4 machine and I noticed that I cannot get to any of the drives that are mounted besides the primary hard drive. Apparently, I am not the only one who has seen this http://forum.qgis.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=4462. This is a major problem especially when you have a portable drive with your GIS data that is larger than your primary hard drive. If you have any questions please let me know.

Thank You,

Justin Cole


#1 Updated by simonb - almost 15 years ago

Testing with OS X 10.5.7 and Qgis 1.1.0-Pan (Unstable) installed from http://www.kyngchaos.com/files/software/unixport/Qgis-1.1.0-3-Leopard.dmg.

File -> Open Project... -> no currently mounted volumes appear in the 'Look in' column of the dialog.

#2 Updated by William Kyngesburye almost 15 years ago

Workaround: type "/Volumes" in the File name box and press return. Then you can navigate to external drives and network mounts.

Tom Elwertowski was working on a more OSX-native open/save dialog, but he's been quiet since last October.

#3 Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 15 years ago

If no one is working on this matter and the workaround... works, I propose to add this tip in the manual and close the ticket (or at least change it to enhancement).

#4 Updated by Otto Dassau almost 15 years ago

added a QGIS tip to the user guide and changed the ticket to enhancement.


#5 Updated by Paolo Cavallini over 14 years ago

Now that QGIS uses (should use) native dialogs, this issue should be solved. Please check again with a recent QGIS from trunk and close it if appropriate.

#6 Updated by William Kyngesburye over 14 years ago

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from Open to Closed

Yep, native open dialog tested with open vector, Qt 4.5, OSX 10.6 (others should be good also).

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