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macOS - Connecting to Network Shares

This document explains how to map network drives in macOS.

University Mac on Campus:

To connect to a network share:
  1. Open Finder
  2. Click on Go menu in upper left of screen, then select Connect To Server
  3. Enter in the share in this format smb://servername/share (example: smb://fpsa/compserv$)
  4. Optional: Click the + button to add the share to your favorite servers. 
  5. Click Connect

To automatically connect to a share when you log into a particular Mac:

  1. First connect to a network share
  2. Open System Preferences from the Apple menu
  3. Open Users & Groups
  4. Click the Login Items button
  5. Click and drag the network share icon from your desktop to the Login Items window


University Mac off Campus:

Faculty and staff can connect to network shares using the above instructions while connected to VPN. 

Personal Mac:

We recommend that people use OneDrive either through the web browser or using the OneDrive sync app from the App Store.  Webdav-enabled shares can also be connected to using CyberDuck: 

macOS - Remote File Access using Cyberduck




Keywords:map mapping share drives drive Macintosh iMac MacBook Mac   Doc ID:21333
Owner:Zach G.Group:UW Green Bay
Created:2011-11-18 07:34 CSTUpdated:2019-10-17 08:06 CST
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