HOW TO ADD A WINDOWS SHARED FOLDER TO MAC OS X DESKTOP




HOW TO ADD A WINDOWS SHARED FOLDER TO MAC OS X DESKTOP

1. Open the Finder,
2. click Go on the menu at the top of the screen, and select Connect to Server.
3. Enter the following address, replacing COMPUTERNAME with the Windows computer’s name: smb://COMPUTERNAME or computer’s local IP address.
4. You’ll be prompted to authenticate. If it connects the computer will appear under the Shared column in the Finder’s sidebar.
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NOTE:
To automatically connect to the shared folder each time you log in, open the System Preferences window and navigate to Users and Groups > Login Items. Drag and drop the network share from under the Shared column in Finder to the list of Login Items.
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In many cases, the mac will automatically add the newly shared folder icon to the desktop. If it does not then you will have to do it manually by pressing the Option and Command keys while dragging the folder from the finders sidebar to the desktop.
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NOTE:
Make Alias is only available when you have write access to the folder containing it.
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