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Create a Desktop Alias to a Network Storage Space in macOS

To make accessing your Network Storage Spaces (Personal or Departmental) as easy as it can be on a Mac, a desktop alias (shortcut) is very handy.  Follow the instructions below to create one.

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Set your Finder preferences to show desktop icons for connected servers.  First, click on the desktop, to switch to the Finder.  Second, select Preferences from the Finder menu.

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In the Finder Preferences window, click on the General tab, and make sure there is a check in the box labelled Connected Servers.  Close the window.

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An icon will appear on the desktop labelled with your username (or the folder you select within the I-Drive).  Right-click on that icon, and select 'Make Alias . . .'

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Note the small arrow indicating the alias.  Move it anywhere on your desktop.  To access your Personal Network Storage Space again, connect to the Lehigh network first, and then, double-click your alias.  If desired, you may now follow the instructions to Auto-mount Network Drives (Mac).

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For additional help, please contact the LTS Help Desk at 610-758-4357 or helpdesk@lehigh.edu