Enter your login/password and click OK to mount the network drive
The drive will now appear on your desktop and in the Finder window sidebar
Map network drives persistently
This method allows you to reboot your Mac and have the mapped network drive / network share automatically connect and remount, appearing on the desktop of OS X or in the Finder sidebar. This is more persistent than the above method and is helpful for network shares you connect to frequently.
Click the lock icon in the bottom left to make changes
Click on the + button to add another login item
Locate the network drive you previously mounted and click Add
Exit out of System Preferences
Show mapped network drives on Mac desktop
It’s possible that the mounted drive will not appear on the desktop due to a system setting. If you want the mapped drive icon to be visible on the Desktop, be sure to do the following additional steps.
From the Finder, open Finder Preferences by hitting Command+,