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Auto reconnect network shares on Mac

I have a network with a windows computer acting as a file server and a few mac computers. I have a backup program on the macs that automatically backup to a specified network folder on the windows computer. However, when one of the macs restarts, the network drive unmounts and the backup program won't work. How can I make the network drives automatically reconnect after a restart or login? Thanks!
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mfranzel
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strungCommented:
Mount the drive. once the drive is mounted on the desktop, make an alias of it (similar to a Windows shortcut) by dragging the icon while holding down the command and option keys. Then go to the Accounts preference panel, click on the Startup Items tab and add alias as a startup item.

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2602

Alternatively, once the drive is mounted on the desktop, make an alias of it (similar to a Windows shortcut) by dragging the icon while holding down the command and option keys. Then drag and drop the icon into the Startup Items folder in  /Library/StartupItems,
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roylongCommented:
As strung states above, but you do not need to create an alias in the latest versions of the OS, just drag the volume icon to the startup items and this will achieve the same thing.

Also, its a good idea to make sure that, when you first connect up the remote volume, you save the username and password in the keychain, otherwise an automatic restart will leave the volume connection waiting for the password when it tries to remount.
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mfranzelAuthor Commented:
Both answers helped me complete this! Thank you to both of you!
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