Need to restart macbook each time to access network drive?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by .Logan, Apr 2, 2016.

  1. .Logan macrumors member

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    I've had this problem for years and it's driving me crazy. I've just dealt with it. If anyone can solve it, I would appreciate it so much!

    I own a Western Digital My Cloud (http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=1140), it's just a 1TB network drive, it's plugged into the router and I can see it in "Finder" under the shared area. I use it to share media (music/movies, etc) and then stream from my television or access from other computers in the house.

    4 out of 5 times I click on it under shared in finder I get the message "WDMyCloud can't be opened because the original item can't be found".

    To fix it, all I do is restart my macbook and it spontaneously reconnects and works again. How do I fix this???? Is there some kind of "Keep-Alive" I can set up in OSX? I've tried almost every setting imaginable on the device itself. It's becoming so frustrating to restart first before I can manage media from my macbook.

    I have OS X El Capitan.
     
  2. LiveM macrumors 6502a

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    Have you tried the "connect to" button near the top right of the Finder window?
     
  3. .Logan thread starter macrumors member

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    Just tried it, no luck!

    I wonder if it's related to the macbook going to sleep and not reconnecting network drives on waking?
     

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