Super Easy Way to Mount a Shared Drive in OSX

    OSX has problems “mounting” shared drives. The typical process is to open finder, click “Go” and then “Connect to Server”….

    By following these quick steps you can get a Shared Drive icon on your OSX Dock.

    1. Open Finder, go to Preferences, Enable “Show Connected Servers”
    2. Connect to a Share via Finder -> Go -> Connect to Server (Typically SMB Share from a Windows Server or computer)
    3. After Connecting, you’ll see an icon for the Share on your Desktop. Drag that icon to the right side (document side) of your OSX Dock.
    4. Click the Icon for the Share anytime you need to connect to it!

    Why Apple has to make this so difficult, I’ll never know. OSX needs a “Mount Shared Drive” option like Windows does. Until then, this is the closest solution.