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Connect an external device (NAS)

Installation and Configuration

Hardware Installation

You may check the NAS manufacturer user guide to install the device. This process may include the following steps:

  • Install the Hard Drives
  • Connecting to Network/Power
  • Operating System/Firmware configuration

Connecting the Network Drive and automatic mounting


  • InOSX Finder/Navigator  on the top Menu click on "Go" → "Connect to Server..." or use the key combination "⌘+K"
  • Connect to the server using the correct protocol (smb, afp...)

  • Choose Guest or for a specific user check the box next to “Remember this password in my keychain” – you must select to remember the password otherwise the automatic login event can not happen without logging into the network drive  
  • Go to System Preferences → Users & Groups.
  • Select your user name from the list and then click the “Login Items” tab
  • Drag & drop a mounted network drive into the login items list
  • Optional: check the “Hide” box to keep the drives window from opening on each login and boot


We have used Windows 10 as example.

  • Go to "Computer" –> "Map network Drive".


  • Specify the drive letter and the network location of the Drive
  • Select "Reconnect at sign-in" to connect the drive each time the system starts. Click Finish.


  • Enter the credentials to connect to the drive. Check "Remember my credentials".


Set folder location

To change the folder location we need to create a link in the original folder pointing to the new destination:

Create a folder in the destination drive

This is the folder where neoCatalog files will be stored after the location change.

Locate original neoCatalog folder


The original folder in MacOS is located in /Users/<userName>/Documents/neoCatalogs/<neoCatalogName>


The original folder in Windows is located in C:\Users\<userName>\Documents\neoCatalogs\<neoCatalogName>

Copy the files from the old folder to the new destination(Optional)

If the neoCatolg folder that we are moving it's location is not new and it already contains files we could want to copy or move the original files to the new destination, to do so, just copy all directories from original neoCatalog folder and place it in side the folder created on the first step.


Open the Terminal application an type the following:

sudo ln -s /Volumes/<networkDriveName>/<newCreatedFolder>  /Users/<userName>/Documents/neoCatalogs/<neoCatalogName> 

For example

sudo ln -s /Volumes/NAS/neoCatalog  /Users/admin/Documents/neoCatalogs/neoCatalog

You will need to write the password for sudo.


Open the Command Prompt as Administrator (right click → Run as Administrator) and type:

mklink C:\Users\<userName>\Documents\neoCatalogs\<neoCatalogName>  <newFolderDestination>

For example

mklink C:\Users\admin\Documents\neoCatalogs\neoCatalog  E:\neoCatalog

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