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Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Bossone, Jan 30, 2010.
How do I add (Mount?) my home server's hard drive on to my mac's desktop, just as is my Mac HD?
(In Finder) Go -> Connect to Server.
I can connect to it with out a problem. I want a shortcut on my desktop so all i have to do is click on it, not click on finder, go, then connect to server. I can actually just click on the server on the side bar
This is a bump because i would like to know the same answer please. i mount my widows c drive from my macbook and would like to create a shortcut on my mac ddesktop. dragging doesnt help. please?
Does this what you are looking for
Otherwise you could write a little script for connecting to the server then save it as an application
that's close but i was thinking more along the lines of creating a shortcut on my mac desktop that points to my windows drive on another pc. I had a shortcut on my linux box that would mount the windows drive as soon as i double clicked on it. Thats really what im gunning for here.
What about writing a script and save it as an app on your desktop
Just tried it with one of my folders
I used Script Editor
tell application "Finder"
if not (exists disk "backup") then open location "afp://xserv.local/backup"
tell application "Finder"
if (exists disk "backup") then open disk "backup"
You will have to change "afp://xserv.local/backup" to something like smb://servername/sharename
that works well for me thanks. Is there anyway to change the app shortcut i created on the desktop now?
How do you want to change it?
sorry about my confusing post. i meant i want to change the icon for the shortcut. right clicking doesn't give me any sort of option like that. TIA
excellent, thanks. Just outta curiosity besides looking at the applications folder where are all the snow leopard icons kept in the OS?
All over the place, but you can copy icons from just about anything, including your network drives. You don't need to go hunting for the original file.
You may also find Img2icns or Folder Icon X to be handy.
i used this script but i want to change "finder" to "forklift". after i change it i get a syntax error trying to run it. what else would i need to put? thanks again all.
if you are using 10.5 and above your servers will show in the Finder sidebar under Shared if they are bonjour or windows workgroup shares. when you connect to them the server icons can show on the desktop its just not enabled by default. enable it in Finder preferences.
or you can add an alias to the desktop to connect by dragging the mounted share from the Finder to the desktop while holding command+option.