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Connecting to a File Share with Mac OS X


Connecting to a File Share

  1. On the Finder menu select Go
    • Click Connect to Server...

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  2. The Connect to Server screen will open
    • In the Server Address: field enter the address provided to you by your IT Admin Rep or contact the IT Support Centre for assistance
    • Click the Connect button

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  3. If this is a connection you will use often, you can add it to your Favorite Servers:
    • Enter the Server Address
    • Click the plus (+) button beside the Server Address 
    • To use the server in the future, select it from the list of Favorite Servers: and click Connect

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  4. The Enter your name and password for the server screen will open
    • in the Name: field enter AD\yourNetID 
    • Note: If you log onto your computer using AD, this field may already be filed
    • Enter your NetID password
    • You can choose to Remember this password in my keychain
    • Click the Connect button
    • You will now be able to use your files

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Disconnecting from a File Share

The easiest way to disconnect your shared drive is to right mouse click on the drive and choose Eject.  If the Shared Drive icon is not visible on your desktop you will need to change your preferences to ensure the Shared Drive icons is visible.  If the Shared Drive icon is already visible, skip to step 3.

  1. Open the Finder
    • Select Preferences...

  2. The Finder Preferences screen will open
    • Check the box beside Connected servers
    • Close the Finder screen

     

  3. The Shared Drive icon will now be visible on your desktop
    • Locate the Shared Drive icon on the desktop
    • Right Click (ctrl-click) to display the pop-up menu
    • Select Eject "your drive name" 
    • Note:  if you are connected to multiple Shared Drives they should all be visible in the pop-up menu. 

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