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10.4: Automate mounting shares from Finder's Sidebar
Authored by: pexner on Aug 04, '06 08:22:32AM
I used to do it much easier. Take TextEdit, type an URL in the format protocol://[name:password@]adress/share.
Select the line, klick and hold on selected text until the carrot changes to a pointer and drag the line to the Finder.
It'll create a *.*loc file specific to your protocol.
It even works with things like mailto:me@home.dom. This creates a mail-shortcut. When you open this file your preferred Mail App will start, create a new mail and enters the receipent.
Have fun playing around using standard URL-formats.
You can also make guest-authentification using afp://;AUTH=NO%20USER%20AUTHENT@adress/share
You can rename these *.*loc files to anything you want, store them anywhere, make them a startup file, and you can drag them also into the Sidebar.

One inconvenient thing: If you store your password in this file, it can be extracted because these *.*loc files are saved in cleartext XML format.

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10.4: Automate mounting shares from Finder's Sidebar
Authored by: Azathoth on Aug 04, '06 12:07:10PM
I tried your tip with SSH connections. It's perfect ;)
I've made a detailed howto in my blog.

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10.4: Automate mounting shares from Finder's Sidebar
Authored by: dan55304 on Aug 06, '06 07:17:46AM

Why not give back to MacOSX Hints and post your enhancement to the tip here? Especially since it was derived from hints here. Why drive traffic to your site?



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