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Thread: Enable connection to network drive at startup

  1. #1
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    Enable connection to network drive at startup

    Hello,

    I'm new to mac for a month and a half. I have a mac mini connected to a wired network drive WD MyBookWorld who do Nas. To access the videos from Front Row I created aliases of files in the folder Nas videos mac mini. So it works very well with Front Row but one detail: after starting, Nas wakes up (15 seconds) but in Front Row I do not see my aliases. I have access to records once the nas by the finder to locate them.

    I have already done a tour in the user account options with the application to activate at startup. When I put an action that points to my NAS folders , it opens the finder above to start but certainly not very good and the "hide box" checked does not mask anything.

    A setting in the NAS time machine could do something?

    Thank you for your help.

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    Re: Enable connection to network drive at startup

    Hello

    You start your network drive

    you drag the disk icon in the "startup" under "Account" in System Preferences

    it should do, right?

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    mount the network disk

    "mount the network disk" Are you saying this?

    The disc MyBookWorld appears in the sidebar of the finder (it is also a MBW file backup for time machine perhaps?). In fact it also gives me a message at startup saying that the disk is no longer connected because the disk must wake up I think.

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    Re: Enable connection to network drive at startup

    Refer to following thread, see if you get any idea:

    Connect to network drive automatically at startup
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    Re: Enable connection to network drive at startup

    There is a very Mac can easily connect a network drive at startup, just follow these steps:

    • First mount the network drive
    • Open up the "Accounts" in System Preferences
    • Drag the mounted drive icon from the desktop to the login items.


    It's that simple!

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    Re: Enable connection to network drive at startup

    Perform the following steps:

    • Choose Finder, then go into the menu bar. Select "Connect to Server ..."
    • Enter the location of the network drive and click Connect.
    • After the disk is mounted, it should appear on your desktop. Open System Preferences, choose Accounts
    • Then, select your user account, then the Login Items tab.
    • Select the network drive that is mounted on your desktop and drag the window to Login Items in System Preferences-> Accounts.
    • Check the Hide box if you do not want the player window mounted in the Finder to open on every boot

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