Changing the display name of a network share on the desktop?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by joe-h2o, Dec 6, 2013.

  1. joe-h2o macrumors 6502a

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    I access three different NMR spectrometers in the lab, and all of them have the same folder structure and name so when I mount them on the desktop they all appear to be the same. I can do command+i and check the path to determine which one is which, but I'd like an at a glance method.

    I can't seem to tag them in different colours (it's greyed out as an option) and I can't rename them.

    I made aliases to them, but all this does is make the original name appear on the desktop.

    Is there any way to force a name change for a the network share itself on the desktop? I don't have access or authorisation to change the way the spectrometers are set up or to change their folder names etc. Obviously this would be easier if they had unique folder names, but this is not possible.

    Here's my problem.
     
  2. w0lf macrumors 65816

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    You should be able to change the name of the alias.
     

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