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.
- Open Finder, go to Preferences, Enable “Show Connected Servers”
- Connect to a Share via Finder -> Go -> Connect to Server (Typically SMB Share from a Windows Server or computer)
- 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.
- 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.