We need aliases to network shares at work so people don’t have to Apple+K every time they want to access the file server. IMHO, Apple fucked up when they decided the new OS would exclude mounted shares from the Desktop in deference to the new “Shared” section in the sidebar of Finder windows. As an aside, I think the “Shared” section is a stupid idea akin to Windows’ hand-holding “Network Neighborhood” bullshit.
From the 3rd comment on this post.
- Open Finder preferences, General, check the “Connected servers” box, which is unchecked by default.
- Mount network share; it should appear on the Desktop.
- Right-click to create alias.