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.
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. You can only access this volume when a connection is possible to the server or cloud storage. Files are accessed on demand from the remote when opened and do not take up any local disk space.
In Online connect mode, changes to a file are immediately uploaded and in sync when an application has finished saving a file.
Smart Synchronization: Directories can be browsed when offline and files opened are made available for later offline access. You can explicitly make files available offline using the context menu. See Smart Synchronization.
In Smart Synchronization connect mode, files are copied to a local cache for faster access prior synchronization with the server in the background.
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 on macOS or drive in Windows Explorer. 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.
Drive Letter (Windows)
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.
Connect Using the Command Line Interface
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.
Mirror Files to Remote Server or Cloud Storage with
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.
Open Remote Files in Text Editor
Sublime Text and other editors allow you to open folders to work on multiple files.
Create ZIP Archive of Files on FTP Server or Cloud Storage
Use your preferred archive utility to create a compressed archive of files already stored on the server.