Help with an Applescript

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Theydonboi, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. Theydonboi macrumors member

    Jun 22, 2011
    Hey all,

    I have an apple script that runs on my MacBook that, on login, automatically mounts a connection to the iTunes share on my Synology NAS :

    mount volume "smb://diskstation/Music/"

    This works great...except when I'm not at home and the MacBook can't reach the NAS. This means that the applescript just hangs on my dock at error. This occasionally cause issues on shutdown as there's still, technically, an application running.

    I tried entering a timeout:

    with timeout of 60 seconds
    mount volume "smb://diskstation/Music/"
    end timeout

    Unfortunately, this changes nothing. The applescript gets stuck as it shows an error which must be cleared manually:

    "an error of type -36 has occurred
    Edit / OK"

    Is there a way to bypass this error message and simply quit the script if it can't run?

    Any ideas?
  2. see.solve. macrumors newbie

    Oct 13, 2012
    This might work.

    	mount volume "smb://diskstation/Music/"
    on error
    	error number -128
    end try
  3. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    You might try the free app Control Plane. You can set it to recognize your home network login and auto mount the NAS only then. Nice app.

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