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Chapter 1. Mac Os X Annoyances > MOUNT FILE SERVERS ON THE DESKTOP

MOUNT FILE SERVERS ON THE DESKTOP

The Annoyance:

I've been using Mac networks since System 6, but accessing file servers in Mac OS X 10.3.2 is so annoying that I'm almost ready to erase the hard disk and reinstall Mac OS X 10.2. I can't seem to get file servers mounted on the desktop. You would think that a setting that says "Show connected servers on the Desktop" would do what it says, but I've gone to Finder Preferences (the General tab) and selected this. The Finder doesn't seem to respond. Do I need to replace a broken file?

The Fix:

This was one of the most annoying aspects of Panther-one that befuddled Mac users on networks everywhere-until Apple fixed it with Version 10.3.3. (In terms of networking, you can think of 10.3.3 as "Panther 1.0.") Upgrading Mac OS X returns your networking back to normal. With Mac OS X 10.3.0, Apple created a file-sharing dichotomy-two completely different user interfaces and behaviors for mounted servers, depending on how you logged on. Here's the basic problem with Versions 10.3.0, 10.3.1, and 10.3.2:


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