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Add remote servers to Favorites folder Network
After having connected and logged in to another machine on your network, drag its disk icon into your ~/Library -> Favorites folder. Next time you want to connect, it will be right there as a Go -> Favorites menu item, or in the Favorites folder from any finder window. If you find yourself regularly accessing a particular folder on the server, drag that folder icon from the host to your Favorites instead of the disk icon -- saves you from having to drill down each time you connect.

[Editor's note: The Favorites folder can be a big time saver in many areas; accessing to networked volumes is one of them. For an even more powerful version of Favorites, check out Default Folder X, which provides a custom list of favorites on an application specific basis.]
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Authored by: Paul Turnbull on Nov 01, '02 11:12:03AM
Even more fun is having Launchbar index the favorites folder. To access remote servers on my network I only have to to type the first few letters of the name. With the keychain these remote folders open seamlessly as if they were local. Very nice.

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Does not work for me
Authored by: powervette on Nov 01, '02 02:56:42PM

I mount the other computer on my desktop using the "Connect to Server...", I then drag that icon to the ~/library/favorites folder which automatically makes an alias. I then drag the mounted computers icon to the trash. Then I use the favorites menu and select the newly created item for the other computer and I get the error "the alias iBook could not be opened because the original item could not be found" but I can find it no problem by going back to "Connect to Server...",

Do I have something set wrong? I am using 10.2, the other computer is 10.1.5


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Drag to the Toolbar
Authored by: ld50 on Nov 04, '02 05:15:05AM

you can also drag the mounted network drive to the Toolbar.
If the drive is unavailable and you click on it in the toolbar it'll automatically reconnect.


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