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How To Automatically Connect To Network Drive On Mac?

It would be so easy if the network drive or volume automatically mounts on your Mac computer once you boot up the Mac device. This means you can access the files on the network drive once the device starts, without having to wait any longer. Read the following steps to automatically connect to network drive on Mac.

  • Automatically connect to network drive on Mac computer to the router.
  • Now, go the Finder menu and select Go. Then choose the Connect to Server option.
  • When the Connect to Server dialog box opens up, type the IP address or local name of the network drive in the Server Address field and click Connect.
  • If the drive is protected, then click Registered User, and enter the username and password to access.
  • Tick the checkbox of Remember this password in my keychain and select the Connect button.
  • After you save the settings, whenever you start the Mac device, the drive automatically connects to the device without the login credentials.
  • Next, select the Apple menu on the upper right corner and choose System Preferences.
  • Click the Users & Groups option and choose the drive user account.
  • Go to the Login Items tab and configure the files that you want to mount when the drive starts.
  • Pull down the Login Items window and go to the network drive location.
  • Now, drag the network drive to the Login Items list.
automatically connect to network drive on Mac

  • When the network drive mounts on Mac, the chosen drive content automatically appears on the screen.
  • In case you do not want to view the drive content, after adding the drive to the list, click the checkbox beside Hide.
  • When you want to stop automatic mounting of the network drive on Mac, open the Login Items list, select the network drive, and click the minus symbol to remove it.

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