Solved

Show network WIN 7 folder on OSX desktop

Posted on 2013-02-02
2
437 Views
Last Modified: 2013-02-04
I want a Windows 7 folder (MacMini Files) to be available on OSX Mountain Lion desktop at OSX boot. As the Windows 7 PC may not be on, or in sleep mode, at OSX boot I also want the MacMini Files folder to be available when WIN 7 PC comes online. Sort of like DropBox.

How do I make this happen?
0
Comment
Question by:MARSPATH
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 13

Accepted Solution

by:
Justin Pierce earned 500 total points
ID: 38849042
Hi Marspath,

   To network your files and have them available on the desktop every time you logon, you have to do a few things. Please perform the following:

(1) Share your file from your PC
(2) Connect to this file from your Mac by pressing  "CMD" & "K". This will open the window box that you can type in your SMB address or IP. (It should ask for your credentials. Also, if the option to remember your information comes up, say yes.)
(3) Once you are connected navigate to the PC file on your Mac and then drag it to the desktop on your Mac.
(4) Open System Preferences/Users & Groups/Click on your user/Click the "Login Items" tab
(5) Now drag the folder from your desktop to the "Login Items" window.

Now every time you logon this folder will automatically appear on your desktop.

Hope this helps.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:MARSPATH
ID: 38852135
Works just fine, as long as PC is on line before Mac - no big deal, just boot order.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Site Down Detector

Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Do you come here a lot? Are you lazy like me and don't want to go through the "trouble" of having to click your Dock's Safari icon and then having to click your Experts Exchange Favorites bookmark to get here? Well then this article is for you.
In this article we will discuss some EI Capitan Mail app issues and provide some manual process to resolve them.
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 …
Add bar graphs to Access queries using Unicode block characters. Graphs appear on every record in the color you want. Give life to numbers. Hopes this gives you ideas on visualizing your data in new ways ~ Create a calculated field in a query: …

632 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