Why don't mounted volumes show on the Desktop?

In Mac OS X v10.6 (Snow Leopard) and v10.5 (Leopard), a default Finder option is to have mounted volumes not shown on the Desktop.

If you'd like to change this to match the way Tiger works, go to the Finder menu and choose Preferences (or use the Command and Comma keys while in Finder). On the "General" tab, check the box next to "Connected Servers".

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Why can't I search a mounted folder with Spotlight?

Since Mac OS X v10.5, Apple's Spotlight has been written to exclude all filesystem mounts except those that Apple's built-in networking uses. Because of this, ADmitMac or DAVE mounted volumes will not be indexed or searched. This behavior continues in the current versions of OS X.

Devon Technologies has a freeware utility named EasyFind ( ) that is able to search volumes mounted with ADmitMac or DAVE.   

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