10 Replies Latest reply: Aug 22, 2013 9:44 AM by just1ed
Tim St.Clair Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

If I go to Go and go to network


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I can see the currently powered computers on my network. We have (from left to right) WinXP, Linux (embedded), and Vista.

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If I explore into one of them, I can see its shares:

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If I open a share then it appears to mount it (the finder icon in the top bar changes, and the behaviour of going "up" a folder (command up-arrow) takes me to the mac folder, where I can then see that it has an eject icon, so it is mounted.

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but it still doesn't show up on either "shared", or "devices" in the finder bar. So if I close the window accidentally, how do I get back to it easily?

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If I use Go > Connect to server, and then specify the share (smb://pc/share)

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I also get a window which is mounted as a drive that does not show up anywhere except in the mac folder.

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If I close the finder window, the only way I have found so far to get back to this folder where my network drive is mounted, is to click my home folder:

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right click the finder window title

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and then select 'Tim's MacBook Air'.


The drives don't even show up on my desktop.


Is there a better way where I can just have any network drive I mount just turn up on the side bar? Is there a special key combination to open the folder that has my mounted drives in it?

MacBook Air, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.1)