How To Map A Network Drive On A Mac

  1. How To Map A Network Drive On A Macbook Air
  2. How To Map A Network Drive On A Mac And Make It Persistent

Note: In order to remotely map a network drive (from home or anywhere outside of the Queens network) you must first connect to the Queens VPN (virtual private network)

The following instructions will show how to map a network drive on a Mac OS device. Process Considerations: 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. Option 1: Apple (Command) + K. Then enter the server/folder path like so: smb://server/folder. Enter your username and password, if prompted. A new icon will then be placed on your desktop and in the finder, under 'Shared'. Option 2: Click on 'Go', then 'Connect to Server', then enter the server/folder path like so: smb://server.

Find your network drive and click Add, then close the window; Now, your network drive will be mapped and automatically remounted when you reboot your Mac. Network drives won’t, however, connect automatically if you’re using a different WiFi network. Make a network drive accessible from Mac desktop. Therefore, the best practice is to always use smb:// when mapping your Tufts network drives. If you are unsure of what either path should be, contact the TTS Service Desk at [email protected] or call (617) 627-3376. When you've finished entering the path, click the plus (+) button.

See the self-help articles belowfor more information on how to establish a VPN connection.

Follow these directions to map a network drive using a OS X computer.

Before you Begin

When you connect to a shared folder on a remote computer, it is known as mapping a drive or mounting a volume. To map to network drives you should first know the appropriate network path (ex. //qufs01/shared/sharename). If you do not know the path of share you need to map to, please contact the IT Services Help Desk for assistance.


Mapping Network Drives

To map network drives in OS X, do the following:

How To Map A Network Drive On A Mac
  1. On the finder menu bar, click GO > Connect To Server
  2. Enter a network path in the Server Address: box.
    1. Example: smb://servername/sharename
  3. Click Connect

You can add the path to the list by clicking the (+) button. (This will save you from writing the path to the network drive next time you connect to network drives through VPN)

Congratulations! You are now connected to your network drive and folder.

  1. Note: If you are prompted to enter a password, select Registered User, and enter your Queens user name and password.
  2. ‌Select the folder you would like to connect to and Click OK.
  3. Once connected you will see the folder will open and an Icon appears on the desktop, which is the network drive that you are connected to

Note: When you disconnect from VPN the network drive will disappear and you will have to follow the above steps to connect back to the desired network drive and folder.

Map a network drive to get to it from File Explorer in Windows without having to look for it or type its network address each time.

1. Open File Explorer from the taskbar or the Start menu, or press the Windows logo key + E.

2. Select This PC from the left pane. Then, on the Computer tab, select Map network drive.

3. In the Drive list, select a drive letter. (Any available letter will do.)

4. In the Folder box, type the path of the folder or computer, or select Browse to find the folder or computer. To connect every time you log on to your PC, select the Reconnect at sign-in check box.

How To Map A Network Drive On A Macbook Air

5. Select Finish.

How To Map A Network Drive On A Mac And Make It Persistent

Note: If you can't connect to a network drive or folder, the computer you're trying to connect to might be turned off, or you might not have the correct permissions. Try contacting your network administrator.