A friend posted this at Experts Exchange, and I thought the people here might have some insight. This is my first post, so please be gentle... "I have an iMac with 5 users (my family). We store all of our important data on a Raid NAS box (readynas) that has a common share named 'files'. I have no problems mounting the network share as afp, smb, or nfs upon login.... OSX just creates a mount point something like /Volumes/files. The problem is that if my wife then switches users on the Mac and wants to see those same files, a new mount point is created for her named /Volumes/files-1. The bonus is that I can't write to /Volumes/files-1 and my wife can't write to /Volumes/files. On the next, day, if SHE logs in first, her mount is named /Volumes/files and mine is /Volumes/files-1. (and my daughter may get /Volumes/files-2) I would normally be ok with this, since it's mostly transparent to the user, but there are some programs such as Picasa for OSX where this presents a problem. It seems to remember the path of the mount point and loses its mind when the mount point path changes. Also, any aliases that I create in our respective User folders also seem to be hard-wired to the mount point path which may change the next day depending on who logs into the Mac first. I'd like to have a single mount point on the Mac that ALL users can access (read-write) regardless of who logged in first... ... Any ideas? ... Or am I doing something totally wrong here? Thanks in advance for any advice."