TC and MBP mounting the HDD...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by skorpien, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. skorpien macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    I'm a new Mac user here and there's this little issue that's been bugging the crap out of me.

    I have a Time Capsule 500 GB as an N only router with a Linksys WRT54GS acting as a B/G bridge. Everything works and I'm able to connect with all devices and do backups. Now here's my issue. Is my MBP supposed to mount the TC HDD automatically on startup? I have the "Show Connected servers on Desktop" checked in my Finder prefs, and it does actually show the drive on my desktop, but only after I select it from my Finder window. Is this normal or should it automatically show up on my desktop when my MBP connects to my network (ie, when I turn it on)?

    It's not that big of a deal, but I hate it when my things don't work exactly the way they're supposed to...
  2. mctheriot macrumors regular


    Nov 2, 2007
    McHenry, IL
    My backup program can't find my capsule unless I mount it. So I went into System Preferences and accounts and added the folders I need from my time capsule to Login items. It works.

    If anyone has a better idea please post!

  3. skorpien thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    Well Time Machine backs up just fine for me if I don't mount it manually, but it just doesn't display on my desktop unless I do. And yes, I know about adding it to the Login items in Accounts prefs, but I don't like how it opens up a Finder window when you boot up even if you check the Hide box. Somebody suggested writing a small script on startup (command+W) but that's just a workaround. I just want to know if it's supposed to mount on startup or not.

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