SyncMate Tips. Issue #5. Mount any storages of your Android on Mac

Alex Taylor in Free Software,Mac Software,Mobile/Symbian Software,Tips & Hints
16 Aug 2012, 11:05


Have you ever wanted to have access to all storages of your Android device on Mac? You can do this with SyncMate 4 Expert. Keep on reading to find out how.

How to access storages of your Android device on Mac

In previous versions of SyncMate Android users had to choose “Android device” in SyncMate wizard when connecting their Android devices to a Mac via SyncMate. In such case when they mounted their Android as a Mac disk (“Mount disk” plugin), they could browse content of internal memory only or SD card only (only one storage was mounted, depending which one is located in /mnt/sdcard).

Starting from version 4 SyncMate adds one more connection – MTP devices. If you connect your Android as MTP device (just pick this connection in SyncMate wizard and connect your Android via USB) and choose “Mount disk” plugin, SyncMate will mount and show you ALL storages your Android device has – not only internal memory or SD Card (both at the same time), but also any other storages connected to your device. Voila!

Hope this tip was helpful, keep on syncing!

Note. “Mount disk” feature is offered with Expert edition only.

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  • Peter Tao

    I am using Syncmate 4 with my Galaxy Note 2.

    I am trying to sync my itunes playlist to the external SD card. However, the destination only displays the internal.

    I have tried mounting MTP Device but it keeps telling me to “Connect USB device to this Mac”

    Am I missing anything here?

    Cheers Buddy

  • @ Peter Tao –

    Let me inform you that we have recently created a new software build where we have included an ability to detect the SD card for simple Android connection. I would kindly ask you to test the new SyncMate build.

    Please, do the following:

    – Download SyncMate 4.0.1860 using the link below:

    – Install SyncMate 4.0.1860 on your Mac.

    – Re-create a connection via SyncMate connection wizard.

    – In “Connection settings” plugin under “More options” area tick the check-box next to “Allow access to root folder on device”.

    – Try to sync.

    And let us know if you still encounter any difficulties.

  • Damo

    Hi Alex
    can you re upload the above link please? Having the same trouble and that link seems to be dead.

    Cheers in advance

  • Hi, Damo!
    We have recently released the new version of SyncMate with the ability to detect the SD card for simple Android connection. So just download it from our site.

  • Mark Stevenson

    I am trying to Sync an iTunes music playlist to the internal storage of my ‘phone, and a video playlist to the SD card of my ‘phone.

    I can select the destination for my music folder without problems, but the SD card (sdcard1) is greyed out in the destination folder selection. I have tried selecting the ‘Root Access’ option which allows me to see the sdcard1 folder, but I can’t select it for syncing.

    Am I doing something wrong here?

  • Hello, Mark!
    What version are you using currently? Also please, send the screenshot which shows greyed out SD card to our support team (

  • using version 4.1.1893 and still get that “please connect an MTP device” when trying to make an MTP connection… this is on a Galaxy S3 and macbook. IS there something else that could be preventing this from working? I have expert version of syncmate and have tried toggling the S3 between MTP and PTP.

  • Hello, Jonathan!

    Please, provide our support team with the following information, so that we may take a closer look at the current issue:

    1. SyncMate diagnostic report (feedback) after the actual synchronization/connection attempt. Read the instruction on how to send report to technical support:

    2. In feedback comment field, please specify the following:
    ~ The device you are trying to sync with. Its exact name and model.
    ~ What type of data are you trying to sync?
    ~ The exact sequence of your actions, so we would be able to reproduce the issue on our side.

    Thank you.