How do I make a desktop shortcut out of a file server location

Discussion in 'macOS' started by devknob, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. devknob macrumors newbie

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    How do I put an icon on my desktop that will go to 10.0.0.189 when I double click it?:mad::apple:

    This would be like the "Create Shortcut" in Windows.....................................................................................................:cool:
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    #2
    Create an Automator action using "Get Specified Servers" and "Connect to Servers".
     
  3. devknob thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks. Whats the straight forward way that non-mac users can understand?
     
  4. devknob thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Make Alias, after using finder preferences to show connected servers icons on the desktop.
     
  5. mslide macrumors 6502a

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    Finder -> Go -> Connect to Server. Enter in the path (e.g. smb://10.0.0.189/mySharedFolder. the "smb://" if it's a windows share). Drag the newly created shortcut, on the desktop (Finder -> preferences if you don't see it), to a Finder window into the folder that you want it in.

    Click on the new alias and it will automatically connect, if not connected already.
     

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