I've recently moved to OS X from Windows, and I wish to point a couple of programs towards a network share. On Windows I could open a program's Settings and enter a path as
//my.network.share/path and I'm trying to find out if this is possible in OS X.
I know from this question that I can mount the network share and then point a program towards it, but Windows allows me to enter such a path without the share having been mounted. I had hoped that I could enter the network path prefixed with
smb:// but OS X won't allow this.
The reason I don't want to mount the share is that it won't always be present. Therefore, I only want to require the network location when I open a specific program.
Is this possible in OS X or do I need to mount the share first?