I have two Synology Diskstations in my list of Connected Servers. Disk station-5 and Diskstation-8 (see image). Now I want to change the user name for these connected servers and I want these connected servers to connect when I boot my laptop or desktop. I simply cannot get it done. Every time the servers are not connected and when I try to connect the old user name appears. Anyone ?

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  • Which kind of protocol do you use to mount your shares? afp, smb or nfs?
    – klanomath
    Commented Sep 5, 2015 at 20:44
  • AFP. This always worked.
    – Old Man
    Commented Sep 6, 2015 at 9:52

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After deleting the keychain entries with the old user name you may use several methods to mount your shares automatically:

  1. Login Items:

    • mount the two shares with the new username/password and save the new password in the keychain
    • open System Preferences -> Users & Groups -> your current user -> Login Items
    • drag the two shares to the list
  2. auto_mount:

  • ad 1. If I try to add the shares to the "login items" list I have to add all the folders on my disk stations ???
    – Old Man
    Commented Sep 6, 2015 at 20:05
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    @JanScherders If you have several shares on one disk station it depends you. If you need a 2nd or a 3rd share immediately then yes. But after mounting the 1st all other shares on the disk station are also available via Side Bar -> Shares -> diskstation-x -> ...
    – klanomath
    Commented Sep 6, 2015 at 20:51

Make sure the password is cleared in your login Keychain. Open the Keychain Access utility (spotlight > Keychain Access). IN the left hand panes, select Keychains > login and Category > All items. Now search for diskstation in the top right to filter the results.

Delete the offending keychain entries.

Change the username and password for these entries so as not to disrupt anything else going on with those servers.

  • that helped !! But now the disk station is not "automatically" connected. What I want is that the disk stations connect when I boot the laptop/desktop. How can I arrange that ? It used to do that ...
    – Old Man
    Commented Sep 5, 2015 at 19:07
  • I have deleted the disk stations from my keychain. Now I can connect again to my disk stations with this new username. But I still have to "click" every time on the disk stations (shared servers) in finder to reconnect them when i want. How can I have the disk stations connected automatically and stay connected ?
    – Old Man
    Commented Sep 6, 2015 at 10:48
  • You can add them in System Preferences > Users & Groups > Login Items (for your user account)
    – samh
    Commented Sep 6, 2015 at 18:17
  • If I try to add the shares to the "login items" list I have to add all the folders on my disk stations ???
    – Old Man
    Commented Sep 6, 2015 at 20:08
  • Adding one share should add the server as a connection. Probably the thing to do originally (I'll edit my answer) was to have you change the username/password in the Keychain, not delete. That was shortsighted of me.
    – samh
    Commented Sep 6, 2015 at 21:17

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