Thanks for the quick reply! I can't really do much, I've though of that idea, so when I tried dragging it over, it wasn't allowed to be moved. When I 'command+click' or right-click, I only have 2 options, to "open" or to "get info"
Can't you make a shortcut?
I researched on this a little bit more, it seems like it's still an existing issue. I forgot to mention I'm running on the latest firmware update 7.3.2.
I was able to get my external to mount doing this: open Finder. Click on Finder>Preferences and click 'connected servers' check box. Command F to bring up a finder window and on the left side under 'shared' my AEBS shows up. Click once on the base station and the external hard drive shows up. Click on the external hard drive icon and it mounts to the desktop and stays there. I imagine I'll have to repeat this everytime I disconnect from my AEBS rather than it automatically mounting.
I think I'll need further help with this one, Does "Finder > Preferences" mean "System Preferences?"
Here are some more findings, a pretty active discussion found here: http://discussions.a...hreadID=1106671
I also switched back to the firmware update 7.1.1. When I reconnected the airport disk (just 500 gig storage drive – mines a lacie) via the usb terminal, I finally saw it show up on my desktop again. Big smiles.
< this posting was from Oct '07
Just on the phone with the Tech guy, He stated he had not heard of this issue. I told him my story and he quickly filed the report for me to talk to an engineer. The engineer asked me to tell him my story and I did. He then asked for me to go to my desktop and go to my "go" and click on "Go to folder" After that, he told me to type in "/volumes" in the blank bar. It open up a window and showed all my drives including my external hard drive account drives. He has asked me if I saw any folder named with 1234 at the end of title. I said no. He then said that Apple has been getting reports of this issue and suggest for us to downgrade until Apple releases a new update.
Eventually, the Airdisk will reconnect OR go to 'Finder'-->'Network' and you should see your AEBS by it's assigned name (in my case I've named it "Bedroom Airport"). Connect to it and you'll see the AirDisk will mount to your desktop.
after having all the trouble described here, I switched over to SMB-Connection as described earlier in this thread and Voila! - Reconnecting works just fine for me too!
What I have done to make things easier:
1.) In a terminal window become root and add a line to your /etc/hosts with the name and IP-address of your Airport Extreme.
2.) Connect to the SMB-Share using the name of the station in the finder and store the password in the keychain.
3.) When the shared drive appears on the desktop, make an alias and place it on the desktop.
From other sources:
Finder>Preferences>Show connected servers on desktop
System Preferences>Accounts>Login Items>+Airdisk
In Finder->Preferences is an option to display network drive icons. I clicked the box and "Voila".
Again, where can this be found?
Finder → Preferences → General → "Show these items on the Desktop
Go to your user preferences and drag the mounted drive to your login items. It works great for reconnecting every time you login.
Any further thoughts? Thanks for your time.