Finder Sidebar & Network Shares

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Kholdstate, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. Kholdstate macrumors newbie

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    I've noticed that I can add folders from network shares (in this case samba) to my sidebar in finder but I can't seem to add the actual share folder.

    So if my server has the share stuff and inside stuff there is a folder named documents I can drag that folder to places in my sidebar but I can't do the same with stuff. Does anyone know of any solution to this?
     
  2. xgman macrumors 601

    xgman

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    maybe make an alias to it and drag that the the bar?
     
  3. Kholdstate thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I can't seem to get that to work as the alias option is not enabled when I'm browsing the server. I can alias folders within the shares but I can't alias the share itself.

    I can work it out on my stationary mac with an auto mount solution and placing all the shares in the devices section of the sidebar but on a laptop where I don't want auto-mounting (as the laptop may not always be on that network) I would prefer to have items in the places section of the sidebar. The nice thing about putting a folder from inside a share there is that the share is mounted upon trying to access that folder (clicking on it in the sidebar) but I don't really know how this is done except for the dragging and dropping which doesn't really say anything about how the underlying mechanics work.

    I mean I could obviously put one folder in every share and put all the stuff in that folder but that would annoy windows users who have the shares mapped as network drives.

    :eek::apple:
     

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