SOLVED Can I get macOS to make a sound when I attach an external disk?


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I want my Mac to work like Windows in this respect. When I attach an external drive via USB, I would like to hear a sound that confirms that it is mounted. Is there any way to do this?

I'm using macOS 10.14.6 Mojave on an old MacBook Air. Yes, I know the OS is out of date. I have a piece of 32-bit software that I want to keep using, so I don't upgrade.
 
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You can do this with Folder Actions.

You need to use a small applescript to play a sound and put it in /Library/Scripts/Folder Action Scripts. (I attached one for you.)

Next open up your HD, and hit Command Shift Period to show invisible files.

Locate the Volumes folder and right click on it. Select Folder Actions Setup... under Services.

Click on Enable folder Actions and Beep as shown below.

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After you do this whenever you mount any external drive your computer will play a beep.

I edited this to add the correct script.
 

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Thanks. That work. I changed "beep" to "beep 2" to make the sound more noticeable. I will mark this question Solved.
 

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