Windows like network drives

Discussion in 'macOS' started by LukaStellwag, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. LukaStellwag macrumors newbie

    Mar 10, 2011
    Hi everybody,

    so I've been using the mac for a really long time and I'm looking for a better way to solve my problem.

    Following scenario:

    I have a MacBook Pro that is my main workhorse. I am traveling a lot between home and work. At home I have an external monitor and hdds that I have to attach every time I am there. No problem so far.

    However, I figured I don't need high-speed drives since they only store documents and images. Now I bought a cheap windows pc that runs all the time and serves as a file server, means I connected the drives to it. It's running Windows 7.

    Now it's very annoying to connect to the network drives by alias every time I come home (most of the time it won't discover the PC when I come home until I reboot it). Under windows I was able to simply add folders on a server as seperate drives and they were even treated like drives - Means I could install applications on them and whatsoever. How can I do this on my mac? All I want is that it automatically sees if I'm home and the drives are available or not.

    What can I do?

    Luka from Germany
  2. jfooobet macrumors newbie

    Jun 1, 2011
    Dont know if it works, but try adding the shared folder to your login items.

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