Meaning – The term mount, refers to the process of placing a data medium in a position to operate.

Before an operating system can read from or write to a disk, the file system on one of the disk’s partitions must be mounted. A “mounted” disk is available to the operating system as a file system, for reading, writing, or both.

When mounting a disk, the operating system reads information about the file system from the disk’s partition table and assigns the disk a mount point.

Windows and macOS, by default, automatically mount every disk that is attached to the computer. For instance, when you insert a USB flash drive, the OS detects the new storage media, attempts to mount it, and if it can, it does.

Example of usage“Microsoft Windows, mountable file systems are called volumes. Mounted volumes are listed in File Explorer in the section named “This PC”. Every mounted drive is assigned a unique letter.”