|Jan 29, 2010, 12:45 PM||#1|
Help with Connecting to Windows Network links
Can anyone offer some insight.
How can I make it an easy task to connect to a Windows network location from a link sent from a PC user to a Mac OSX snow leopard machine.
Colleague is using a windows machine, sends me a link to a network folder/file
it comes over as a link
but in Mac I cannot simply click on the link and navigate to the network location. I have to first copy the link, then go to finder, click connect, append SMB at the beginning of the string and then am forced to mount the drive.
I want to simply click the link and have a finder window open to the network location.
Is this a setting in OSX, you would think it would be native to the OS.
Any suggestions would be appreciated. I searched and thumbed through many many posts but I cannot find an exact answer, maybe I am not using the correct key words for searching as I am sure this has been brought up before.
Thanks in advance.
|Feb 7, 2010, 08:03 PM||#2|
You need to mount the drive
Adding smb: before the link is the correct way to do it and you will need to authenticate and mount the share before being able to access it.
Hope this helps.
|Feb 7, 2010, 11:25 PM||#3|
|Thread Tools||Search this Thread|
|thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|PC Windows links/shares convert so Mac can open the links||soundbase||Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac||0||Mar 17, 2014 06:14 AM|
|Connecting to low-pref unsecured network before high-pref secured network||thelatinist||Mac OS X 10.7 Lion||3||Oct 19, 2013 11:17 AM|
|Adding Store & Social Network Links to iMovie Video||shuffles||Mac Applications and Mac App Store||0||Jan 29, 2013 09:49 AM|
|Automatically mounting a network drive (SMB) when connecting to the network||Flore||Mac OS X 10.7 Lion||2||Sep 15, 2012 07:34 PM|
|Connecting MBA to Wired Windows 7 Network||indiex16||MacBook Air||1||Aug 5, 2012 06:54 AM|
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:07 AM.