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How to Mount EFI Partition on macOS

An EliteMacx86 Exclusive Guide - This guide covers mounting of EFI Partition on macOS using several methods.

Method #1: Using Terminal


Using this method, you don't need an app and can use Terminal which is available within macOS. To mount the EFI partition using Terminal, follow the steps below.

1. Open Terminal from Applications>Utilities folder.
2. Type
Code:
diskutil list
and press enter key. This will list all the connected drives on the system. You'll find something similar to the screenshot attached below.

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3. Now, you need to find the EFI partition and the disk identifier which you want to mount. A very quick way to determine the disk identifier is by finding the "EFI" Type. Generally, you will see EFI EFI and look for the correct volume name. In our case, we have 4 EFI partitions which are disk0s1, disk2s1, disk4s1, and disk5s1. Your's could be different from ours. Once you locate the EFI Type, just check for the identifier.

4. To mount the EFI Partition, type
Code:
sudo diskutil mount /dev/diskXs1

and press enter key. Where X is the disk number. For example, if we want to mount the EFI Partition of disk0, whose identifier is disk0s1, the command would be the following.
Code:
sudo diskutil mount /dev/disk0s1

5. When prompted, enter your system password and press enter key. You'll see something similar to the screenshot attached below.
Screen Shot 2022-06-19 at 4.14.39 PM-min.png
6. Once the Terminal finished mounting your EFI Partition, you can access it from Finder.

Method #2: Using OpenCore Configurator


OpenCore Configurator is one of the widely used tool to edit config.plist and mount EFI Partition. To mount your EFI Partition using OpenCore Configurator, follow the steps below.

1. Download OpenCore Configurator from the downloads section of this forum.
2. Extract the zip and you'll get the App.
3. Once extracted, open OpenCore Configurator App.
4. From the Menu bar, click on Tools and then click on Mount EFI and you'll see something similar to the screenshot attached below.

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5. From the Efi Partitions section, click on Mount Partition of the disk you want to mount the EFI partition of.

Screen Shot 2022-06-19 at 5.03.24 PM-min.png

6. When prompted, enter your password and it will mount your Partition.
7. Once the EFI Partition is mounted, you'll see the Open Partition button and also unMount partition button. To access the EFI Partition, simply click on the Open Partition button.

Screen Shot 2022-06-19 at 5.07.02 PM-min.png
You can also mount the EFI Partition using the OpenCore Configurator icon in the Menu bar. To mount the EFI partition from here, click on the icon and you'll see the list of disks with EFI Partition. Click on Mount Partition near the disk of which you want to mount the EFI Partition. When prompted, enter your system password.
Screen Shot 2022-06-19 at 5.06.45 PM-min.png


Method #3: Using Clover Configurator


Clover Configurator is one of the widely used tool to edit config.plist and mount EFI Partition. To mount your EFI Partition using Clover Configurator, follow the steps below.

1. Download Clover Configurator from the downloads section of this forum.
2. Extract the zip and you'll get the App.
3. Once extracted, open Clover Configurator App.
4. From the TOOLS section, select Mount EFI and you'll see something similar to the screenshot attached below.
Screen Shot 2022-06-19 at 6.18.27 PM-min.png

5. From the Efi Partitions section, click on Mount Partition of the disk you want to mount the EFI partition of.
6. When prompted, enter your password and it will mount your Partition.
7. Once the EFI Partition is mounted, you'll see the Open Partition button and also unMount partition button. To access the EFI Partition, simply click on the Open Partition button.

Screen Shot 2022-06-19 at 6.10.22 PM-min.png

You can also mount the EFI Partition using the Clover Configurator icon in the Menu bar. To mount the EFI partition from here, click on the icon and then click on Disk button and you'll see the list of disks with EFI Partition. Click on Mount Partition near the disk of which you want to mount the EFI Partition. When prompted, enter your system password.
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Method #4: Using Hackintool


Hackintool is one of the powerful App developed by headkaze for various tasks. From updating Kexts to finding system information and a lot more than that. To mount your EFI Partition using Hackintool, follow the steps below.

1. Download the Hackintool App from the downloads section of this forum.
2. Extract the zip and you'll get the App.
3. Once extracted, open Hackintool and click on the Disks tab. You'll see something similar to the screenshot attached below.
Screen Shot 2022-06-19 at 4.25.21 PM-min.png
4. From the Mount Point column, click on the Mount button of the disk you want to mount the EFI partition of.
5. When prompted, enter your password. Once Hackintool mounts the EFI partition, you'll see the folder button just near the mount button.
6. Click on the folder button to access the EFI partition.

You can also locate the target EFI Partition from the Partition Scheme section. To mount the EFI Partition from here, simply right-click on the target EFI Partition and click on Mount and it will mount the EFI partition.
Screen Shot 2022-06-19 at 4.34.21 PM-min.png

Method #5: Using EFI-Agent


EFI-Agent is a simple tool developed by headkaze and it mounts the EFI Partition in a very similar style to Hackintool. To mount your EFI Partition using EFI Agent, follow the steps below.

1. Download EFI Agent from the downloads section of this forum.
2. Extract the zip and you'll get the App.
3. Once extracted, open the EFI Agent app and you'll see it in the top menu bar.
4. Click on the EFI Agent icon and you'll see something similar to the screenshot attached below.
5. From the Mount Point column, click on the Mount button of the disk you want to mount the EFI partition of.
6. When prompted, enter your password. Once Hackintool mounts the EFI partition, you'll see the folder button just near the mount button.
7. Click on the folder button to access the EFI partition.

Method #6: Using MountEFI


MountEFI is a GUI tool from Chris111 and is very easy to use. To mount your EFI Partition using MountEFI, follow the steps below.

1. Download MountEFI from the downloads section of this forum.
2. Extract the zip and open the App from the Release folder.
3. When prompted, click on Open.
Screen Shot 2022-06-19 at 4.54.14 PM-min.png
4. Once you click on Open, you'll see the list of the disks connected to your system.
Screen Shot 2022-06-19 at 4.55.29 PM-min.png
5. Find the target disk identifier. A very quick way to determine the disk identifier is by finding the "EFI" Type. Once determined, type the disk identifier. For example, to mount the EFI Partition of disk0, select the disk Identifier and click on OK button.

Screen Shot 2022-06-19 at 4.56.53 PM-min.png

6. When prompted, enter your system password.
7. Once the MountEFI finished mounting your EFI Partition, you can access it from Finder.

Method #7: Using Command Line EFI Mounter


Command Line EFI Mounter is very similar to Method #1 but is a bit interactive. To mount your EFI Partition using Command Line EFI Mounter, follow the steps below.

1. Download Command Line EFI Mounter from the downloads section of this forum.
2. Extract the zip and you'll get the App.
3. Once extracted, open the Command Line EFI Mounter
4. When prompted, click on Open and you'll see a new window to mount your EFI Partition.
Screen Shot 2022-06-19 at 4.43.19 PM-min.png
5. To be able to mount an EFI Partition, type a and you'll be prompted to enter your password.
Screen Shot 2022-06-19 at 4.44.08 PM-min.png

6. Simply type your password and press enter key and you'll see the list of disks connected to your system.
Screen Shot 2022-06-19 at 4.47.49 PM-min.png
6. Find the target disk identifier. A very quick way to determine the disk identifier is by finding the "EFI" Type. Once determined, type the disk identifier. For example, to mount the EFI Partition of disk0, type disk0s1 and press enter key.
Screen Shot 2022-06-19 at 4.50.12 PM-min.png


7. Once the Command Line EFI Mounter finished mounting your EFI Partition, you can access it from Finder.
 
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