Is there a way to add a network drive to finder favs? Pic to explain?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Bottomsup, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. Bottomsup macrumors regular

    May 10, 2011
    in this picture for example. is there a way to have the "photo" folder from my network share display in the "favorites" list on the left side?


  2. thankins macrumors 6502

    Oct 25, 2007
    Cant you just drag it over there?
  3. technopimp macrumors 6502a

    Aug 12, 2009
    I actually just discovered this myself last night.

    First, select "Show Path Bar" under Finder->View. This will show the breadcrumb path at the bottom. Next, go into the network folder you want to add. At the very left it will have the root folder with the network drive icon. Drag that over to your favorites.

    This was vexing me as in SL I was sure I could do it from the network browser, but can't recall. Mac OS Xperts may know of a better/easier/more "correct" way, but this has accomplished what I was looking to do. Good luck!
  4. misterneums macrumors 6502

    Nov 2, 2009
    Hmm... this is interesting for me... It fixes a few problems I've been having.
  5. Bottomsup thread starter macrumors regular

    May 10, 2011
    That worked perfectly!!


    And to the other guy, no simply dragging the folder wouldn't work. Apparently you need to drag from the path bar. Thanks again...this was starting to annoy me. lol
  6. jsolares macrumors 6502a

    Aug 8, 2011
    Land of eternal Spring
    I think you can drag folders within the network share, but not the network share itself from the finder
  7. bedeez macrumors newbie

    Oct 31, 2011
    Still can't...

    For some reason even following these steps I can't add a network drive folder to my favorites. It's a folder I use all the time so it would be super helpful to have a shortcut. I'm using Lion and I can add it as a shortcut in finder windows to the right of the left/right buttons, but it won't show up in other windows (specifically the windows that pop up when you want to attach files, for example).

    When I add the folder, it acts like it is getting added (the blue lines appear between favorite shortcuts that are already there), and it shows up for about a millisecond and then disappears. weird huh???
  8. bedeez macrumors newbie

    Oct 31, 2011
    Nevermind... was able to add it to the Devices list.

  9. mattcampbell macrumors newbie

    Dec 1, 2011
    I have the same issue. It seems that you can't add a Windows share to the favourites but you can add an AFP share.

    As described the windows share looks like it will be added when you drag it to favourites but when you release the mouse it briefly appears before disappearing.

    But as pointed out windows shares will add to the devices list in the sidebar.

    Seems buggy.
  10. jig1056 macrumors newbie

    Nov 23, 2010
    Thanks this worked for me in 10.9
  11. greenvomit8 macrumors newbie


    Mar 18, 2012
    technopimp's solution worked for me

    Am using osx 10.9.2.
    I have been looking for this solution for years.
    Thank you
  12. ntsarb macrumors newbie

    Jan 11, 2014
    I've just tried this on OS X 10.10.3 and it doesn't work. I can see the icon being dragged but it remains greyed out when over the Favourites region.

    Any other way of adding an SMB Share to the favourites?

    Many thanks and regards,


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