Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Apple Mac OSX, Leopard, SMB / AFP Mounts not showing up on he desktop

Well the good news is I have brand new MacBookPro. It came with Leopard.

But for some reason the SMB and AFP mounts I need do not show up on the desktop.

They are in /volumes but /volumes is invisible, so thats not much use!

One workaround is to use a symlink so you can get to it from your home folder

For my home server I created a folder at my root level and then created symlinks to the shares on the server:

$ mkdir server
$ cd server
$ ln -s /volumes/server_docs

and this creates a symlink to the remote location from my home folder.

This assumes you mounted them first eg from the finder using apple - k

Update: another nugget shows how to eject / unmount items from /Volumes ie when you cannot see them on the desktop.

Update: Turns out this is a change of behvaiour from 10.4 to 10.5. Now you go to finder>preferences and select 'connected servers' from the 'show these items on the desktop' list.

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