Location File for SharedDoc

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by shackallen, Feb 9, 2008.

  1. shackallen macrumors newbie

    Feb 9, 2008
    I have a shareddoc folder on my windows that I access frequently on my mac and won't to have a location file on my Mac desktop that would automatically connect me. This way I could easily access the folder without entering even a key chain password and without going through the hassle of connecting with the finder. I have tried making a clipping of an afp url containing my name and password but can't seem to come up with a valid url. I am going of a document I acquired from a mac tech I know and have tried mounting the server using DNS Name, IP address, and local hostname. Just wondering if anyone had either a better suggestion or knew how to do it.

    p.s. I know it sounds lazy but I it isn't for me. My girlfriend is suppose to keep her recipes in the folder but never does because she thinks it is to much work going through finder.
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
    What OS are you using? i assume your connecting to the shareddocs folder using connect to server. the address would be smb://PC's IP address/name of shared folder. using this method your PC will have to have a static IP i.e. either set manually or set by your router.

    when you connect to shareddocs select Go then Network in Finder's menu and place an alias of the shared folder on your desktop or add it as a login item. then when you login or double click the alias you will connect to shareddocs.
  3. shackallen thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 9, 2008
    wrong protocol

    I was using was using afp rather than smb. Thank you very much for the help.

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