Next, you add the network drive to automatically connect on OS X by bringing it into your Login Items list.
Once you are connected to the network drive we can set up automatic connections upon logging into the Mac:. Confirm the drive will automatically mount by logging out of the active user account and logging back in, or by rebooting the Mac. One of our readers pointed out in the comments a great trick that uses Automator to automatically mount network drives on Mac login.
The next time the Mac logs in, that Automator Mount script will run and the network drive will mount as usual. A big thanks to Dan for this automator trick! If you want to stop this drive from automatically loading when you login or reboot the Mac, simply remove it or the Automator app from the automatic launch list in OS X and the network volume or network drive will no longer automatically connect any longer. Enjoy this tip? Subscribe to the OSXDaily newsletter to get more of our great Apple tips, tricks, and important news delivered to your inbox!
Enter your email address below:. Yes, the check bot does not work atleast in this case. Has anyone figure out how to resolve this issue? Has anyone seen when using this method the drive shows up multiple times on the desktop if you have them visible?
Every login it increments by one on the desktop.
I have found no viable way to stop this behavior. I was having problems with the same drive mounting multiple times and the window always opening. I did the Automator way and it fixed both of those things. I use a simple Automator application i made.
Simply drag get specified server into workflow, enter the address; afp: Run it to verify and then save as application. You can then set it to run at login from your System preferences. To mine I added the specific share hosted by the remote server. Its address looks like afp: It could also look like afp: Thanks Dan! How do you keep it connected?
The SMB network drive on my home Synology server disconnects by itself and I have into finder , click on the Synology server, and then double-click on the share name to reconnect it. It should quietly run in the background and keep drives connected. The Automator version works much better on Thanks also for the launchd comment, that will be useful. I took this a step further and used Keyboard Maestro to set a wake trigger. My problem was that I rarely log out, just sleep. I wanted to mount to a trigger when I woke up my mac at work. Seems to work fine.
When I go to click run, this message pops up: The Automator approach manages to bypass the returning login prompt but what happens is that the Automator app is started with the script ready to play instead of the script itself being run.
Automator works to automatically connect to network drives, you are probably doing something wrong. Try again with following instructions, save it as an app, that goes into Login Items.
But what about keeping the drive mounted after you log in? Say your server reboots, your Macbook Pro goes to sleep and wakes up, etc. How can you make sure the the network drive stays connected when these things happen? Name required. Mail will not be published required. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction without explicit permission is prohibited.
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In macOS Sierra If a folder is sorted alphanumerically, the contents are displayed immediately, then the Finder collects and compares the rest of the folder's metadata. You can adjust macOS High Sierra This makes the Finder use only basic information to immediately display each folder's contents in alphanumeric order. Use this Terminal command:.
Alternatively, you can force the Finder in macOS Your Mac caches file and folder metadata temporarily in local memory. This improves browsing speeds, especially on high-latency networks. Systems with more memory installed can cache more file information. See the nsmb.
How to: Fix slow access of Windows SMB share from Mac OS Step 2: Make sure NetBIOS over TCP/IP is enabled on the file server's network adapter . However, external drives did not work - I was getting write speeds of. I was using a hard drive in the Windows PC as a network storage drive, to keep all the family photos and How is the Mac connecting exactly?.
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