How to automatically mount a Windows drive when OS X starts

This brief tutorial will show you how to automatically mount a Windows shared folder when OS X starts

  1. First and foremost, make sure that you have sharing enabled on your Windows computer. Then make sure you can manually mount that shared folder
  2. Select the Apple button from your menu bar and choose System Preferences¬Ö. Then click Accounts. .

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  4. Select your account from the left column, and then choose Login Items from the top menu. Then click the small + button at the bottom of the screen.

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  6. Select the Windows volume you want to automatically mount when OS X starts, and then click Add

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  8. And now you should see that volume added to the list of things that starts when OS X does. NOTE: you will of course have to be connected to the same network when your Mac boots in order for this to work.

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0 thoughts on “How to automatically mount a Windows drive when OS X starts”

  1. This is all well and good, but it causes the window to open op startup, which isn’t really the desired behaviour, as you just need to close it afterwards.

    There are alternative solutions, including some that will remount network shares after a sleep, as I get disconnected.

    The current one I use is MountWatcher (try google), which will do all of what I mentioned above. I have no affiliation with the manufacturer.

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