[Okta Webinar] Learn how to a build a cloud-first strategyRegister Now


Change the displayed name of a mounted volume on mac.

Posted on 2012-09-11
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2012-09-11
I am mounting multiple network shares at start up using a shell script.  I would like to see the names of the volumes on the desktop and not the actual folder names.  Is this possible?
Question by:Tim Lewis
1 Comment
LVL 41

Accepted Solution

Eoin OSullivan earned 2000 total points
ID: 38386800
No .. not really .. the mounted share will always display the name of the associated folder and not the parent volume.

What you can do is mount the shared folder ... create an ALIAS and rename the ALIAS to whatever you want.

If you then change the Finder preferences NOT to show mounted volumes on the desktop ... you can leave the aliases on the desktop and click these to open the associated folder

Featured Post

New feature and membership benefit!

New feature! Upgrade and increase expert visibility of your issues with Priority Questions.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Deploystudio is a system which can be used to deploy OSX clients and servers within the small/medium or large business environments. The system is built ontop of the OSX Server NetBoot system and uses images & workflows as its core assets. Although …
We could spend the next millennium discussing the differences of the Mac and Windows platforms. The next century will continue to have fanatics on both side of the equation and neither side will win the war. However, that’s not why we are here. W…
This Micro Tutorial hows how you can integrate  Mac OSX to a Windows Active Directory Domain. Apple has made it easy to allow users to bind their macs to a windows domain with relative ease. The following video show how to bind OSX Mavericks to …
this video summaries big data hadoop online training demo (http://onlineitguru.com/big-data-hadoop-online-training-placement.html) , and covers basics in big data hadoop .

873 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question