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10.5: View mounted shares in the sidebar Apps
The 10.5 Finder's sidebar brings the new SHARED section, which lists all the file servers it sees on the network, and you can click each to get a list of shares and see (via the eject icon) which you are connected to. However, there is no longer an option to see the shares you are connected to directly in the sidebar -- apparently shares are supposed to just be accessed through the SHARED section. There is, however, a way to work around this issue and get a semblance of the 'old' behavior back:
  1. In the SHARED section, mount the drive you want listed in the sidebar.
  2. Drag the mounted share from the SHARED section to the DEVICES section.
The share will now appear and disappear from the devices section when mounted an unmounted, just like in 10.4. This does, of course, come with the caveat that you have to manually add each share you want to see, but once added, they behave as expected. Also, for some reason, it would appear that the drive must be mounted before dragging to the devices section. Attempting to drag an un-mounted share just results in a "not allowed" cursor.

[robg adds: As noted in the comments, this works in column view, but not the other views.]
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10.5: View mounted shares in the sidebar
Authored by: joeholmes on Nov 19, '07 07:50:00AM

Hmm. I'm finding that I can add a mounted volume only if it's displayed in column view -- both list and icon view give me the Not Allow icon.

Otherwise -- excellent! I'm glad to have this back.



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10.5: View mounted shares in the sidebar
Authored by: kainewynd2 on Nov 19, '07 08:47:25AM

Thank God! I hate the new mount view in the sidebar...



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10.5: View mounted shares in the sidebar
Authored by: LocoMonkey on Nov 22, '07 10:11:18AM

This worked for me in the icon view.

Connect to your shared drive
Drag the icon from the top of the finder window under (not on top of) the devices label in the sidebar (you will see a blue line appear indicating you are placing it in the sidebar)
Release the mouse



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10.5: View mounted shares in the sidebar
Authored by: macavenger on Nov 23, '07 01:52:25PM

Dragging the icon from the menu bar when you have a window open for the share works, yes. However, dragging the icon for the share from the sharing section does not work unless you are in column view, which is the point being made in the first comment and the hint.I'd say dragging the icon from the menu bar is a good alternate approach, however.

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10.5: View mounted shares in the sidebar
Authored by: robogobo on Nov 27, '07 03:42:31PM

As long as you mount the volume, you can make an alias wherever you want. What's the problem?

So what if you can pull it from here and not there. If I do a Get Info, I can't make an alias from the icon at the top, but I'm not going to cry about it.



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10.5: View mounted shares in the sidebar
Authored by: osxfan57 on Dec 19, '07 07:46:49PM

I can't get the Shared section to appear in the sidebar at all with Leopard. I have a Macbook and a Windows XP on my home network. Under Tiger, I could see the other shares under Network in the Finder. Now Network is gone and so is the Shared section, because it never appears. To get to the XP machine, I have to use Cmd-K Connect to Server function. Once connected, the XP drive never shows up in Shared. What am I doing wrong?

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10.5: View mounted shares in the sidebar
Authored by: dstranathan on Dec 20, '07 11:48:45AM

Dragging mounts to the sidebar will not really work but the mounts in the sidebar are "forgotten" after a reboot/logout. They are NOT persistent!

They show up as "devices" rather than shared items or locations which is odd, too - Im nitpicking here, but still...


Anyone have a Leopard tweak or hack to get the side bar to show mounted volumes, rather than servers? I need to see the share points, not the server itself (especially when Kerberos is enabled - its just plain goofy)

I like Leopard, but need my sidebar to show mounts like 10.4 (Tiger) did.



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10.5: View mounted shares in the sidebar
Authored by: Hamster on Mar 28, '08 03:00:06AM

Does anyone know how to make this permanent across a reboot?

I have the "connecting to the share" part in my login items, so that part happens automatically, but I still need to drag the share to the device section manually every time.

Knowing how to automate that would be fantastic!



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10.5: View mounted shares in the sidebar
Authored by: firedancr on Jul 25, '08 10:40:42AM

I was just wondering if anyone found a way to automate the addition of connected shares to the device list in 10.5?



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10.5: View mounted shares in the sidebar
Authored by: fugazer on May 03, '08 03:34:37PM

my mounted shares won't stay in the devices list either... i hit cmd+t or even drag them into the devices, and sure, they stay.. but on reboot, finder doesn't remember to put them back on mount..

its strange, b/c some of my shares will automatically be listed in devices on mount, but some don't....

quite aggravating.



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10.5: View mounted shares in the sidebar
Authored by: maczen on Jun 23, '08 08:09:13AM

Does anyone know where the info for the links shown in the "Devices" list on the sidebar are stored? If I could just add that info through a script it would help.




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10.5: View mounted shares in the sidebar
Authored by: Chealion on Oct 27, '08 09:26:35AM

The information is stored in the com.apple.sidebar.plist file in your Preferences folder.

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10.5: View mounted shares in the sidebar
Authored by: Chealion on Oct 27, '08 09:27:51AM

For anyone else who ends up Googling this issue: It is now persistent as 10.5.5 and later - unsure about 10.5.4

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