Drive Mounty 4+

Garry Whitten

    • 2.6 • 8 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Drive Mounty is an essential tool for anyone using network drives (i.e. NAS):

• Add a network drive for monitoring.
• Drive Mounty will automatically try to reconnect it when it disappears (such as when installing an update).
• Once the network drive is available, Drive Mounty will remount it!


• Simple to use interface.
• Integrated with Notification Centre to keep track of events and allow you to monitor what has happened.
• Ability to set connection attempt limits or have it keep trying forever!
• Once the network drive is configured (with username and password stored to the keychain), no user input is required.
• Autonomous mode - Drive Mounty can be configured to run on startup and minimised so it doesn't get in your way whilst it's keeping an eye on your network drives.
• Unlimited number of network drives can be monitored (requires in-app purchase).
• Home network mode - Drive Mounty will only try to reconnect to your devices when on your home network. If away, it won't attempt to! You can update your home network in the preferences and turn this option on or off.
• Sleep and Wake detection - Drive mounty will now stop and restart monitoring when you Mac goes to sleep or wakes.

Please note: This version (without the one-time in-app purchase) will only allow you to monitor one network drive and once a drive has been reconnected it will stop monitoring. This version is free to allow you to evaluate the app features.

What’s New

Version 1.1.1

• Fixed issue with in-app purchase failing - sorry about that!

Ratings and Reviews

2.6 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Phlash65 ,

Great, but buggy

I bought this and have loved it for what it can do. I have a NAS that hosts all my media, but I set that system to shutdown every night to save power, and then automatically start up in the mornings. This app does a good job of remounting those drives in the morning when the NAS is available again, so bravo. HOWEVER, I too have found that when left running for several days at a time in the backround it will tend to stall, eat up all the RAM on the system and even create HUGE .plist files. I routinely have to go to it's preference folder and clear out tons of 1.22GB files or it will overrun my hard drive in a week or two. This has to be some weird bug that needs fixed. I have this setup on a remote mac mini that I only access via screen sharing, so once every couple weeks I'll remote into it to find Mac OS saying all my RAM is used and space on the HD is also low. I shutdown Drive Mounty, delete about 100GB worth of temp plist files it created and then restart. I actually still use this app daily even with these bugs because the service it provides is invaluable to me.

Us7300 ,


Drive Mounty worked as expected until I tried to purchase the Pro version. After going through the purchase process it froze on purchasing. When I try to restore purchase it freezes on "Contacting App Store". I've verifed that the purchase is in my history but it can't seem to complete or restore purchases.

Developer Response ,

Hi Us7300, sorry to hear this. I’ve just pushed up a fix for this issue. Please let me know if this solves the issue once released by Apple. Thx.

LaOperaDonna ,

In need of an update

The one Pro is that it does what it's supposed to do. Most of the time.

There are five major Cons:
1) The applicaiton will consume all of your available memory if left running long enough.

2) Every 20 seconds it checks to see if the drives are mounted, and then writes a very verbose log entry into ~/Library/Containers/com.garrywhitten.drivemounty/Data/Library/Preferences/com.garrywhitten.drivemounty.plist, which means the file will get GINORMOUS. As a workaround I quit the app, go in to the file, and clear out the log section every few days.

3) Not a universal app, so no native M1 love.

4) The interface is a bit awkward and could use a re-work.

5) Hasn't been updated in over 2 years. I am assuming it has been abandonded by the developer at this point.

Overall it is a sub-par implementation for an app that serves such a simple purpose.

App Privacy

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