How can I get a network drive to mount automatically?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by plinkoman, Dec 7, 2005.

  1. plinkoman macrumors 65816


    Jul 2, 2003
    New York
    is there a way i can get network drives to mount automatically when i'm on the network? i have 3 of them and it's getting somewhat annoying to have to mount the drives again everytime i wake my powerbook up.
  2. grapes911 Moderator emeritus


    Jul 28, 2003
    Citizens Bank Park
    This is what I do:
    1. Mount the drive (make sure you add the password to the keychain)
    2. Control click on the drive and select "Make alias"
    That alias will now mount the drive when you click on it. It won't even ask for the password if you saved it.
    My Extra steps:
    3. Move the alias to a folder (I have a folder in my home directory. I named "server" and I have all my servers there)
    4. Drag the alias from that folder to the dock (near the trash can). Now you can access the server from the dock.

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