Saving Windows Fileserver Location In The Sidebar

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by steiney, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. steiney macrumors 6502

    Nov 6, 2009
    Hello All,

    There is a Windows server at work that I connect to. Every time I want to view it I have to make Finder the front application, then hit "Command-K" to bring up the server connect menu, and "Enter" to connect to the server. Then I have to wait about 15 seconds for it to connect to the server.

    What I would like to do is be able to save the Windows server location in the sidebar, so that when I want to view it, I can just click on the shortcut in the sidebar, and it will just bring up the server, or at least cut out the "Command-K" and "Enter".

    If anyone has any ideas on how to make this work, I would love to hear them. I have tried the obvious dragging the folder on the sidebar, but it wouldn't create a shortcut. My guess is that it just can't be done. Or, I'm hoping that there's some small app out there that enables this that I haven't heard of.

    Thanks in advance!

  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Did you try dragging it to the Finder toolbar?
  3. steiney, Jan 21, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2011

    steiney thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 6, 2009
    Hmmm, I didn't but that's a good idea. Have you had specific experience with this, or do you just think it would work? I've definitely dragged regular folders to it. I had actually forgotten about the feature.

    I'll have to try it tomorrow. I'll let you know whether or not it works.

    I actually just thought of another question, but it might be more of a question for my IT guy. I just want to be able to connect to the server from outside the network. I log in at work by entering the local IP and "/fileserver". I'm not sure what to do to get to it from outside. I don't have very much experience with networking, but I'm assuming it involves authentication.

    Thanks, by the way!
  4. steiney thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 6, 2009
    I just tried putting the folder in the finder toolbar, but it wouldn't stick. I don't think it is meant to be. Oh well. Thank you for your help, though.
  5. steiney thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 6, 2009
    I tried it again later, and it worked. I don't know what I did differently, but I now can put a little icon in the toolbar, although it only stays there until the drive is disconnected. Then it turns into a question mark. That's still better than nothing.

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