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How do I make my Mac see my network share?

mrochester

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Feb 8, 2009
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Hi all

I have a TP-Link router with a USB drive connected to it. My Windows PC can see this network drive no problem. However, my MBP won't reliably connect to or give me access to this drive.

How can I make it so my Mac sees the network drive as reliably as my Windows PC can?

Best wishes

M
 

mrochester

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Feb 8, 2009
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Did you share it from the router? Did you use command button+k and try the router address?
I think I've figured it out. On the Mac I keep having to go to 'connect to server' and type the router name. On my Windows PC it just shows as another drive available. I wanted to have the same thing happen on the Mac but it seems to have to keep 'mounting' it on the Mac.
 

satcomer

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Feb 19, 2008
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I think I've figured it out. On the Mac I keep having to go to 'connect to server' and type the router name. On my Windows PC it just shows as another drive available. I wanted to have the same thing happen on the Mac but it seems to have to keep 'mounting' it on the Mac.

You connect to it without having using the command+k us mount the share then drag it's icon to the right side of your Dock. So when you want to connect to it again just click on it in the Dock, just make sure you save any passwords to shares!
 
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