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Quickly mount AFP share points Network
Normally, when you mount a remote drive over AFP, you are presented with a list of available share points to mount. If you know which one you want, you can save yourself some time by adding it to the URL you give to the "connect to server" panel.

For example: If you want to mount the share point "foobar" from a server at, use this
If there are spaces in the name of the mount point, you may need to encode them using %20.
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Create aliases
Authored by: donvy on Mar 08, '02 10:04:49PM

If you mount an afp share point often enough, you can just create an alias for it on your desktop (or anywhere by command+option+drag) once it's mounted, and just double-click on the alias, just like in OS 9. This has the added advantage of working over a dial-up connection to your network.

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Create aliases
Authored by: rebug on Mar 08, '02 10:51:52PM

I love having afp mounts it on the Finder toolbar. One click and your volume mounts.

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Sharepoint in the dock
Authored by: PacMac on Mar 09, '02 08:26:54AM

What's also cool is this:
mount a sharepoint you use regularly and then drag it to your dock (then it's the same like a hard drive)!
if you disconnect from the server it will show up as a question mark, but you can reconnect directly to the sharepoint by clicking on the symbol in the dock, and then it will immediately change into the right icon! ;-D


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Even faster connection
Authored by: ntorda on Mar 14, '02 12:14:08PM

For a really fast connection to a server enter the URL in the connect to server dialog box like so:
You won't be prompted for anything, the server volume just mounts in your finder.

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connect at startup?
Authored by: jub on Mar 14, '02 01:02:07PM

does the alias trick work if you add that to the startup routine?

i don't have my osx machine with me, or i'd try it myself.

this would be very handy for when my department (eventually) moves to osx.

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