How to keep AE-attached HD mounted?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ACaldwell, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. ACaldwell macrumors newbie

    Aug 29, 2012

    I've got an external drive attached to our AirportExtreme - and that generally seems to work. The problem is it doesn't stay mounted. We have 3 macs (2 mbp's and a newish mini) and multiple people use each. I've tried locating iTunes content on the AE-attached drive, for example, but it cannot be found unless I go to the finder, click on the AE-icon, and 'connect' to the drive. Once I do that, it all works again.

    Is there a way to have it just auto-mount this, and re-mount if it gets dropped?
    The issue is not passwords, as I never have to enter one to re-connect.



  2. marzer macrumors 65816


    Nov 14, 2009
    For automounting, you can set it to mount through your login items. That will at least ensure its available after restarts. For detecting and remounting after restart you'll prbably need to look into scripting options.

    Its been years since I had my itunes library on a nas. But back then i used an apple script to start itunes. It'd check to make sure the mount was available before starting itunes. If not, it'd attempt to mount the share first then start itunes.

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