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How to permanently map a network drive on Mac OSX Leopard? Every time I restart the computer, I have to re-mount all the drives on my network to access them.....

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How to permanently map a network drive on Mac OSX Leopard? Every time I restart the computer, I have to re-mount all the drives on my network to access them.....
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by:strung
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You can automatically mount your Windows drive every time you login to your Mac by adding it to your Login items. In System Preferences, Accounts, choose the "Login Items" tab and add the Volume to the list of apps that automatically start up.
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Strung's suggestion is the way to go.  However, I have found that mounting drives from Windows servers under any version of Leopard past 10.5.4 is problematic at best.  I usually mount mine manually because I only really need one.  For the most part it works OK, but once in a while it won't mount and I'll try multiple things including rebooting my Mac or the server and sometimes that works and sometimes it does not.  Then for no apparent reason a couple of days later it will start to work again.  Bottom line is that if you set up the automatic thing like strung has suggested and the start having problems it's not because you are now doing it at login.
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right but if I am an admin how would I add the \\computername\c$
which is the admin access to hard drive's of pc's on the network???
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See detailed explanation in the link in my previous post. It should explain it complete with pictures.
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In your instructions it says "3. After the drive is mounted, it should appear on your desktop." There is nothing on my desktop that pertains to the folder that I recently mounted.
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Click on the desktop to make sure you are in FInder. Then pull down the Finder menu to Preferences and check the box for "Show Connected Servers on Desktop".
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Mount network drive and "make alias".
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