How to map network drives on Mac to a Windows Network Drive

in Genius Bar edited January 2014
I have a Windows XP Network at home and just bought my first Mac. I plan with time to switch most if not all of the computers to Mac. I store a lot of my data on the main computer so frequently have to access these files.

On Windows XP I map these drives but I can't find out how to do this on OS X. I know I can find the network and log onto these folders but as soon as I restart the computer they are gone. Is there any way to keep this from happening?


  • Reply 1 of 2
    Try this approach:

    If you are Unix savvy, use the mount_smbfs command in your login shell script.
  • Reply 2 of 2
    kukukuku Posts: 254member
    not exactly the same.

    But easies way would be to select network drive, then make an alias of it. Save the pasword checked.

    And it's 1 click mountable.

    Which is acutally technically better then mapping network drives for consumer use.

    Mac's don't work like PCs.

    You don't really need to map a network drive because there is no "drive letter". So it's a GUI problem.
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