File Storage: Map a network drive to Mac OS X that re-mounts after system reboot

Map a network drive to Mac OS X

This method allows you to reboot your Mac and have the mapped network drive automatically remount and appear on the desktop, this is more persistent than the above method:

  1. From the Finder, hit Command+K
  2. Enter the protocol and path to the network drive you want to map: smb://server name/share name and click ‘Connect’
  3. Enter your login credentials and click “OK” 
  4. The drive is now mounted, but continue on to map for system reboot persistence
  5. Now enter into System Preferences, from the Apple menu
  6. Click on ‘Accounts
  7. Click on “Login Items
  8. Click on the + button to add another login item
  9. Locate the network drive you previously mounted and click “Add
  10. Exit out of System Preferences

Your network drive will now be mapped and automatically remounted when you reboot your Mac.

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Tue 5/4/21 11:23 AM