A New Project: fmWATCH

Hi All,

The scripting/coding bug has got ahold of me over the last couple years, creating scripts and tools to improve functions for my work and my clients.

Over the last couple months, I started to put by big boy pants on and try doing things a bit more proper and start using GitHub to be track and publish my work.

I have a few in the pipeline at the moment, but certainly the 1st published and most polished is this: fmWATCH

fmWATCH is scripting for monitoring and resolving false mount points

A false mount “Watchdog”

Currently, it targets and addresses the empty mount points created in /Volumes by a bug in macOS 10.12 Sierra and above. When a network drive is already mounted, further attempts to mount via Finder’s Go > Connect To Server or persistent scripting causes the creation of the empty ditectories

To use/test, install the latest release at

Use at your own risk.

Note: the core script uses a non-destructive rmdir command that only removes empty directories in /Volumes, rather than an all destructive rm -rf style.

This is available under the MIT License:

Happy Testing!

By Aaron

“Aaron David” Polley, son of Ray Polley and Cindy L Spear, was born in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, October 10th, 1987. He was happily united with his wife Amie Sara Polley on August 24th, 2012, in the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia.

He grew up in a musical family that had a long history of accomplished musicians and songwriters. His own writing ability surfaced at the age of 7 when his first musical arrangement was used in a church service as a congregational song.