Cyberduck Mountain Duck CLI

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Cyberduck Help / Howto / Mountain Duck / User Interface

User Interface

Mountain Duck runs in the status bar (Mac) 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 task bar and select Taskbar settings → Notification area → Select which icons appear on the taskbar. Make sure Mountain Duck is selected in the list.

Auto start

You can choose to automatically open Mountain Duck when logging in. Refer to Preferences. Re-opening the application will open previously mounted volumes.


Choose Open Connection… to add a new bookmark or <Bookmark> → Edit Bookmark to change properties.

Share Bookmarks with Cyberduck

Bookmarks are shared between Cyberduck and Mountain Duck.

Connect Mode

  • Online. Do not synchronize any files 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.
  • Smart Synchronization. Files opened are made available for later offline access. You can explicitly make files available offline using the context menu.

Mount as read-only volume

Select Mount Options: Read Only in the bookmark to mount the volume as read-only and disallow any write operations on the remote disk.


Choose <Bookmark> → Connect to mount the server as a volume in the or the File Explorer on Windows. You can connect to multiple servers and have several volumes mounted. All operations on the remote files and folders can then be performed like on local files.

Tip. 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

Reconnect after restarting computer

If you choose Enable Login Item and Save Workspace in Preferences → General and do not manually eject the volume prior reboot it will reconnect after login.


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 <Bookmark> → Connect to unmount a volume. Alternatively eject the volume in or File Explorer.

  • On macOS, choose File → Eject in for the selected volume or control click to choose Eject.
  • On Windows, 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 CLI with umount <bookmark nickname> ( and net use <drive letter>: /delete (cmd.exe) respectively.

Copying Files

Drag files in or Windows File Explorer to move and copy files. You can also access the mounted volume with any other application and command line interface.




Notifications of the connection status are posted to the Notification Center of the operating system.

  • Filesystem mounted

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