Every now and then I’ll be connected to a server on my Mac with a very specific volume mounted, but then it doesn’t appear anywhere in Finder. When I try to reconnect to it, it’s grayed out, as if I was connected after all.
For a while, the only way I knew how to fix it was to restart, but that’s obviously most inconvenient.
Turns out, there is quite a simple solution, and that is to unmount the volume via the command line.
Open up Terminal and type in the following:
sudo umount -f "/Volumes/NameOfVolume"
Replacing “NameOfVolume” with your volume’s name. After you hit ENTER, type in your Mac’s password when prompted.
Once that’s done, reconnect to the server in Finder (COMMAND + K), select the volume that was previously grayed out, mount it, and now it’ll be in Finder again for you to browse.