Mac - Connecting to Network Shares

This document explains how to map network drives in macOS.

Related KBs:
VPN - SafeConnect VPN Connection Instructions for macOS

University Mac on/off 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:// (example: smb://$)
  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

Personal Mac:

We recommend that people use OneDrive either through the web browser or using the OneDrive sync app from the App Store.  If you're a faculty or staff using SafeConnect VPN, you can follow the instructions above for a University Mac on Campus.