As some of you know I created an Automator script to mount my NAS drive when I login to my music server. I wrote an article explaining how to do this and made the script available for download. While this was a good method of mounting the drive, I still kept looking for something a little easier to setup for all the readers. This afternoon I spent some serious time on the subject and settled on the AutomountMaker application. This application has a simple GUI allowing even the most unskilled users to setup their NAS drive to mount automatically every time they login.
In simple terms here is what needs to happen.
1. Install the application.
2. Open the app and enter the name or address of your NAS and the folder to mount.
3. Enter the username and password if required.
4. Save the infomation as a AutomountMaker file.
5. Open System Preferences >> Accounts >> Login Items and drag the file into this window and your done.
The application's website has plenty of screenshots and even these two videos.
How To Make Your First Script
Quickly Find and Use Your Scripts
This application really is easy and solves a somewhat annoying problem that Apple crated by removing the auto connect check box when connecting to a network drive. Here is a link to the site where you can download the application. The app is free but the developer accepts donations for all his work. This app is worth quite a bit in my book. Let's support this guy for making our lives easier :-)