Trouble with Mapped Network Drive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by nope7308, Feb 1, 2014.

  1. nope7308 macrumors 65816

    nope7308

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    Ontario, Canada
    #1
    I've created an SMB connection between my PC (Windows 8.1) and Macbook Pro (OS X 10.9).

    I have set the correct permissions and the file sharing works fine, but I'm having issues connecting from the Macbook Pro (sort of). I have a desktop shortcut for the shared drive/folder, and when I double click the desktop shortcut the shared folder opens up as it should.

    Now, I added that desktop shortcut to the dock (drag/drop), but the shared drive/folder doesn't open from the dock at all. When I click it, nothing happens. When I right click and select open, nothing happens. I don't know why I can access the folder via the desktop shortcut, but not the dock shortcut. Since I dragged/dropped the shortcut into the dock, shouldn't the behaviour be identical?

    Help?
     
  2. nope7308 thread starter macrumors 65816

    nope7308

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    #2
    I found a workaround by creating a folder alias and then dragging that to the dock instead.

    However, I'm having some issues now with OS X remembering the login credentials. I added the shared network drive/folder to my start menu via the Users & Groups in System Preferences. I also checked the 'Hide' box, so that the computer connects to the shared drive/folder on startup, but doesn't open it in finder. At least that's what I want it to do...

    When I start the computer, it prompts me for the login credentials for the shared drive/folder, even though I already saved them. It then opens the folder in finder, even though I have the hide box checked in System Preferences. I verified in Keychain Access that I only have one set of credentials for the shared drive/folder saved, so can someone please explain why this is happening and how I can correct it? Thanks.
     
  3. satcomer macrumors 603

    satcomer

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    #3
    I found if you use the same Time Server on the Mac as you have on the Windows 8.1 box (if you connect to that box often). Try to use a neutral time server for both machines to see if that helps.
     

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