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How do I 'mount' a network disc on my desktop using leopard? The network is fine and accessab le but i cannot 'mount' a drive for quicker access.

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I have recently installed leopard onto my mac and everything is fine however, as with tiger and panther i would like to mount a shortcut to the networked drives for quicker access. Using all the usual suspects to do this has not worked and was hoping someone had an idea of what might work.

Thanks in advance.
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To get the mount to show up on your desktop, you'll need to check "Connected Servers" under Finder > Preferences > General tab. This is unchecked by default. To create a shortcut to these mounts, for quick access without going through the Connect to Server box, ctrl-click / right-click the mount icon on the desktop, and choose Make Alias.
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OSX 10.5 Leopard no longer places shortcuts to network mounts on the Desktop by default .. they are accessed via Finder Windows now.

As DrNikon224 says .. if you can successfully connect to the mount then just drag the icon to your desktop while holding the Apple + OPtion keys to create an alias/shortcut.

This will be ALWAYS visible even when the network drive is NOT mounted.  Double clicking on it should re-establish the connection provided you've saved teh password in your keychain.

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