In case you are sharing a disk over network and you want it to be available on your Mac automatically at boot up, you can have it auto mount at login.

  1. Go to System Preferences > Users & Groups.
  2. Make sure your user is selected on the left and go to the Login Items tab
  3. Go to the Finder and press Cmd+K and connect to your network drive. Make sure to save the password to your keychain.
  4. A Finder window opens showing the content of your network drive. Press Cmd + up arrow key to go up a level
  5. Drag and Drop your network volume in the Login Items window
  6. Check the box Hide left to your Volume in the list so the window won’t open at every boot up
  7. Close the System Preferences, you’re all set
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  1. Comment by Matt on December 6, 2011 at 6:08 am Reply

    This was a huge help, but my window still opens at mount even though I have the “Hide” checkbox marked. Is there any way to prevent the volume from opening at startup?

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