How to Mount a Remote Volume at Startup on Mac OS X

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You can have your network shares and remote volumes mounted and ready on your Desktop every time you start your computer. Here you will learn how to mount a remote volume at startup on Mac OS X.

Mount a Remote Volume at Startup on Your Mac
(John Ford: Apple Computer)
Step 1

Navigate to "Computer/Network" in an open Finder window. Select the remote volume and double-click to log in and mount the volume.

Mount the Remote Volume in the Finder
Step 2

Select the "Apple Menu" in the Finder and drag the cursor to "System Preferences." Release the mouse/trackpad button to open "System Preferences."

Open System Preferences
Step 3

Select "Accounts" from "System Preferences" and single-click to open "Accounts."

Select Accounts in System Preferences
Step 4

Under "Accounts," click on the "Login Items" tab at the top of the "Accounts" window.

Select Login Items
Step 5

Click the "+" icon located directly under "Login Options" on the lower left-hand corner of the window. A startup item selection add window will automatically open. Navigate the window to the volume you mounted in Step 1 and click the "Add" button.

The Startup Item Add Item WIndow
Step 6

The selected volume will be added to the "Startup Item" cue and will mount on the next restart or login. Close the "Accounts" preference to complete the action.

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