Auto-run an app/shortcut when a disk is connected?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by MiataMac, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. MiataMac macrumors member

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    I just got a WD My Passport Essential but I'm not too fancy about their SmartWare software. It seems buggy and really unnecessary, when the only thing I want is the password protection (encryption) built-in to the drive.

    Unfortunately, when I connect the drive, I have to click on the virtual CD that then mounts and then launch "DriveUnlock" app to enter my password. I had hoped it would integrate with OS X better. Once password is entered, the disk will mount my drives.

    Anyway, is there a way I can get OS X to run that DriveUnlock app by itself when it sees the disk being connected? I doesn't help to make it run when the drives are mounted since they don't mount until after password is entered.

    Thanks.
     
  2. deadwulfe macrumors 6502a

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    Have you looked into Automator? I'm not at my Mac, but I'm thinking it would be possible to create a workflow that launches the app from the virtual disc when that mounts.
     
  3. 76ShovelHead macrumors 6502a

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    Above poster is correct. You should be able to achieve this with Automator.
     
  4. MiataMac thread starter macrumors member

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    I've looked at Automator but I don't see any actions that would be triggered by a (virtual) CD being mounted.

    Any idea what it might be called?
     

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