In the event that you much of the time get to a record server from a Mac, it’s quite useful to delineate system drive to your work area. There are two different ways to do this, one strategy is simply mapped for one time utilize and will reset after a reboot, and another technique is a progressively changeless course that permits the mapped system drive to consistently show up and mount on your work area after framework reboots and client logins. We will cover how to do set up both so that on the off chance that you simply need to incidentally interface with a system share, or consistently associate with a system drive, you’ll have the option to do either in OS X.
These procedures work the equivalent in all renditions of OS X, including Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Snow Leopard, and so on. This likewise takes a shot at all normal system share types, however, AFP and SMB/Windows are the most widely recognized for most Mac clients.
How to Map a Network Drive / Server to Mac OS X
This technique interfaces with and maps a system drive or system share that will vanish if the system association drops is separated, or on the off chance that you reboot your Mac:
- From the Mac OS X Finder, hit Command+K to raise the ‘Associate with Server’ window
- Enter the way to the system drive you need to delineate: smb://networkcomputer/network share and click ‘Interface’
- Enter your login/secret phrase and snap “alright” to mount the system drive
- The drive will currently show up on your work area and in the Finder window sidebar
You can get to the system share like some other organizer now, inasmuch as it’s kept up on a similar system.
Map a network drive to Mac OS X that re-mounts after a system reboot
This technique enables you to reboot your Mac and have the mapped system drive/arrange share naturally interface and remount, showing up on the work area of OS X or in the Finder sidebar. This is more diligent than the above technique and is useful for arrange shares you associate with much of the time:
- From the Finder, hit Command+K
- Enter the way to the system drive you need to delineate: smb://networkcomputer/network share and click ‘Associate’
- Enter your login accreditations and snap “alright”
- The drive is presently mounted, yet proceed to delineate framework reboot tirelessness
- Presently go into System Preferences, from the Apple menu
- Snap-on ‘Records’
- Snap-on “Login Items”
- Snap-on the + catch to include another login thing
- Find the system drive you recently mounted and click “Include”
- Exit out of System Preferences
Your system drive will currently be mapped and consequently remounted when you reboot your Mac. Remember that on the off chance that you leave the system where the mapped offer is found, the drive/offer won’t consequently reconnect until that system is joined once more, and the Mac is either rebooted or physically reconnected to the ideal system share.
In any case, the real mounted system share works equivalent to normal, noticeable through Finder as an envelope. You can likewise go to the Network window to see the associated offers.We should go above and beyond and make the system share noticeable on the OS X Desktop, and become familiar with a simple method to remap a drive with a pseudonym.
How to Make the Mapped Network Drive Visible on the Mac Desktop
It’s conceivable that the mounted drive won’t show up on the work area because of a framework setting. In the event that you need the mapped drive symbol to be unmistakable on the Desktop, make certain to do the accompanying extra advances:
- From the Finder, open Finder Preferences by hitting Command+,
- Snap the General tab
- Select the checkbox beside ‘Associated Servers’
- Close Finder Preferences
Choosing the checkbox by Connected Servers guarantees that you’ll see the symbol on your Mac Desktop, else it might be unmistakable in the Finder window sidebars and Open/Save exchanges.