[QUESTION] How to connect to a folder via VPN

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by gamesetmatch, Mar 2, 2017.

  1. gamesetmatch macrumors regular

    gamesetmatch

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    Ok, here's the deal.

    When working from home, I need to connect to my office through a VPN client (I use Tunnelblick) ans works very good.

    I would like to have a Folder (for which I know the IP address) as a alias in my Finder.

    Question: How do I make this folder (accessible via Tunnelblick and Remote Desktop Connection) to show up in my Finder as an alias?

    Thank you very much in advance for your help and guide.

    GSM.
     
  2. Honza1 macrumors member

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    Lot probably depends on what OS is at work and if and how you can setup sharing on that computer. This could get complicated.

    I would place the folder at work in Dropbox/Box/ownCloud/... service and use the folder on home computer through these services or through the web browser. In this case you should not need vpn to get to the folder content. This thing is very easy since someone else provides the service.
     
  3. gamesetmatch thread starter macrumors regular

    gamesetmatch

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    Thanks a lot -- I will try what you have kindly suggested to do. The folder I need to have access from my Mac is located under a Windows Server, and a VPN connection is needed to access it.
     
  4. gwang73 macrumors 6502a

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    An alternate method would be to connect via VPN, mount the folder via SMB. You'll see the folder on your desktop. Create an alias and save that alias in a folder in Finder.
    Once you do that, when connected via VPN, you can just click that folder and it will auto mount and you'll have direct access to that folder.
     

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