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Mapping Network Drive on Mac
OverviewThe following instructions will show how to map a network drive on a Mac OS device.
- If you are not connected to the internal office network you will need to first connect to the Virtual Private Network (VPN) before mapping a network drive: Connecting to the UW Internal Network Remotely Using VPN
- In order to access files on a previously mapped network drive when not connected to the internal office network you will need to first connect to the VPN.
Instructions for Connecting Network Drives
- Select "Go" from the Finder menu and in the drop down menu select the "Connect to Server" option (indicated by the red arrow).
- When the "Connect to Server" window appears enter the path for your network drive in the following format: smb://servername/sharename
- Click Connect.
- A window may pop up asking for your credentials. Enter your network user ID and password and click Connect.
Note: Depending on what server you are connecting to, you may need to enter the domain name as well. For example, you are using a UWSS computer but connecting to a UWSA shared drive. You will then need to enter your full email address in the username field.
Example: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
- You should now see the files from your network drive.
Disconnecting Mapped Network Drive
- If you wish to disconnect a mapped drive, in "Finder", choose "File" then "New Finder Window". You can also open the icon on your desktop for the mapped drive.
- Select the mapped drive on the left hand menu, then select the "Gear" icon and you will see a drop down menu. Select the option to "Eject" your mapped drive, the mapped network drive will now be removed.