Mountain Duck runs in the status bar (macOS) and taskbar (Windows).
Find the mounted volume in Finder. Choose Go → Computer or choose Finder → General → Show these items on the desktop: Connected servers to make it appear on your desktop.
Right-click on the taskbar and select Taskbar setting → Notification area → Select which icons appear on the taskbar. Make sure Mountain Duck is selected in the list.
Make sure there is enough space left on right side of the notch or application menu items to make sure the Mountain Duck is visible in the the system status bar.
You can choose to automatically open Mountain Duck when logging in. Refer to Preferences. Re-opening the application will open previously mounted volumes. If you choose Enable Login Item and Save Workspace in Preferences → General and do not manually eject the volume prior to reboot it will reconnect after login.
Choose Open Connection… to add a new bookmark or
Bookmarks are shared between Cyberduck and Mountain Duck.
Default: Use setting from Preferences
Online: Do not synchronize any file to your computer. See Online connect mode.
Smart Synchronization: See Smart Synchronization connect mode.
The nickname determines the display of the bookmark in the menu and can be customized.
The nickname determines the name of the mounted volume in Finder.app on macOS or drive in File Explorer on Windows. Also refer to Mount Location.
Version 4.0 or later required.
Assign multiple labels to bookmarks. Bookmarks are grouped in folders in the status bar menu by their assigned labels.
Select Options: Read Only in the bookmark to mount the volume as read-only and disallow any write operations on the remote disk.
Always assign the same drive letter to the mounted volume.
The number of concurrent connected bookmarks is limited by the number of available drive letters. You can have a total of 26 drives on your system.
Version 4.4 or later required.
You can search for bookmarks with the filter input field in the menu. Bookmarks not matching the input are greyed out.
The bookmark can show three different status lights:
No light: No current connection to this bookmark.
Green light: Currently connected to this bookmark. The bookmark is completely synced and idle.
Orange light: Currently connected to this bookmark. There is at least one active process.
You can just select the menu item with the bookmark name to connect, too. If you are already connected, selecting the menu item will reveal the volume in Finder.app.
You can mount volumes using your command-line interface (CLI) by opening a bookmark file.
open -a "Mountain Duck" ~/Library/Group Containers/G69SCX94XU.duck/Library/Application Support/duck/Bookmarks/*.duck in Terminal.app
Enter the commmand
<path to Mountainduck.exe> %AppData%/Cyberduck/Bookmarks/<Bookmarkfile> in cmd.exe.
Notifications of the connection status are posted to the Notification Center of the operating system.
Errors: If there is a network connectivity issue while the remote server is mounted, an alert is displayed that allows you to retry the connection or disconnect and unmount the volume.
Choose File → Eject in Finder.app for the selected volume or control click to choose Eject.
Disconnect using command line
You can unmount volumes using your command-line interface (CLI). Use
umount <bookmark nickname> in Terminal.app.
In File Explorer in “This PC” view or the sidebar on the left of the File Explorer window, open the context menu for your mounted drive and select Disconnect.
Disconnect using command line
You can unmount volumes using your commmand-line interface (CLI). Use
net use <drive letter>: /delete in cmd.exe
Drag files in Finder.app an macOS or File Explorer on Windows to move and copy files. You can also access the mounted volume with any other application and command-line interface.
rsync or any other of your preferred tools to mirror files for example to an S3 bucket. Set the
--timeout=TIME option in
rsync (in seconds) if you have low bandwidth or high latency connection.
Sublime Text and other editors allow you to open folders to work on multiple files.
Use your preferred archive utility to create a compressed archive of files already stored on the server.