Need help mounting network drive (ftp share) in Mac OS X

Discussion in 'macOS' started by gussic, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. gussic macrumors newbie

    Jan 31, 2009
    Hi Guys

    New to the forums, but really hoping somone can help me here.

    I only just got a MacBook Pro after getting tired of my PC always breaking down etc etc.

    Now i go to university and to access our file storage on our university network account we have an ftp address we can go to

    In windows I used to be able to "Add Network Place > Type that address" and it would apear in my computer every time i logged into my computer.

    What i would really like to do is have a similar thing in Mac OS X Preferably on the desktop - is this possible?

    I have worked out that in Finder i can Go -> Connect to Server and do it that way but its time consuming and for convenience sake i'd like it to apear as a drive on my desktop.

    I really hope someone can help me!

    FYI I am running Mac OS X 10.5.6

    Thanks Very Much!!
  2. plinden macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2004
    It's actually not that time consuming to use Finder -> Go - since the address should already be there, all you have to do is click on it (and if you click on the + it'll add to the list of favourites).

    But anyway, once you have the drive mounted, click on your Mac's hard drive entry in Devices in Finder's sidebar. Drag the item in the list that represents the network drive (with the icon I've attached) to your Dock, to the section to the right of the divider.

    You can select this to connect when you're on the network.

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  3. sidewinder macrumors 68020


    Dec 10, 2008
    Northern California

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