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Well - just because I cannot find this asked anywhere else on the net - is there something like a "Disk Mounter" applet for Unity interface, or are there any alternatives?

(By 'alternatives' I mean: I wouldn't mind doubleclicking an icon, and have what used to be a toolbar applet start up as a separate window; as long as don't have to grapple with mount command lines, and filesystem arguments and such.)

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Yes, i need the same good as mention on the Q. Sometimes we need to quickly mount a partition from an application such as media player, editor or something like that, and to open nautilus first is a waste of time :-) so it will be great if we could mount the partition or disk (other harddisk) directly from the unity panel or search box. Especially when we already make a bookmark on the Open File Dialog. – user50686 Mar 15 '12 at 4:18
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You should try Mounty - an indicator applet you can use to easily mount CD / DVD images (and can also burn them directly from the appindicator).

You have to add the ppa ppa:tldm217/tahutek.netto your software sources (here's how to do that) and install mounty from the software center.

Your question actually inspired my post: Indicator Applet To Mount CD / DVD Images: Mounty :)

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Hi @Alin Andrei, thanks and +1 for your answer! However, as far as I can see, Mounty is apparently meant for mounting ISO images; my primary need is with mounting unmounted partitions (which the old mounter applet can visualise, and mount with a single click). Thanks again for the mounty tip - cheers! – sdaau Mar 30 '11 at 10:49
Oh, I've understood your question wrong then. Sorry... I still don't understand exactly what you want though: you can simply click a drive to mount/unmount it from Nautilus. – Alin Andrei Mar 30 '11 at 11:33
Hi @Alin Andrei - you're absolutely right; can't believe I missed that, and it was in front of me all the time :) I guess I just got too used to the disk mounter applet (ok, I guess one could argue, you could mount without Nautilus open etc)... But still, that solution is good enough for me :) Will put an accept here (at least until a "real" disk mounter comes out for Unity - if ever :) ) ... Thanks again, cheers! – sdaau Mar 30 '11 at 13:32
Mounty is not a replacement for Disk Mounter, nor is Nautilus. If you're connecting and disconnecting drives all the time, like in the forensic area where I work, there seems to be no Unity replacement for Disk Mounter. I searched for a nearly an hour on the internet but didn't find anything comparable and simple as good old Disk Mounter. That's a pity - and a reason to switch away from Unity back to Gnome. So, the question remains unanswered and doesn't merit a green dot in the overview list. – user76124 Jul 10 '12 at 7:49

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