Connect to a file share using a Mac


File shares must be added using an IP address – using the “\\serveraddress” format will not work.

  1. From the Finder, hit Command+K
  2. Enter the path to the network drive you want to map, ie: smb://10.1.1.1/ and click ‘Connect’
    • admin2 – 10.1.64.5
    • acad1 – 10.1.16.1
    • acfiles – 10.1.16.7
  3. Enter your WFU login credentials and click “OK”
  4. The drive is now mounted, but continue on to map for system reboot persistence (meaning the drive will still appear after a system reboot)
  5. Now enter into System Preferences, from the Apple menu
  6. Click on ‘Accounts’
  7. Click on “Login Items”
  8. Click on the + button to add another login item
  9. Locate the network drive you previously mounted and click “Add”
  10. Exit out of System Preferences

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Last modified: February 28, 2017