How to map a drive using a Mac

To map a drive on your Mac computer:

  1. Select the "Connect to Server" option from the the Finder "Go" menuScreen capture of where to find Connect to server under Finder Go menu
  2. Enter the appropriate server address in the resulting "Connect to Server" menu (replacing "username" with your UW username where needed)
    1. N: drive: smb://fileu.uwaterloo.ca/users$/username
    2. R: (department) drive: smb://filed.uwaterloo.ca/ahs$
    3. Research drive: smb://ahsfile.uwaterloo.ca/sharename$ (replacing "sharename" with the name of your research share)
    4. SAS folder: smb://ahs-sas-appserv.nexus.uwaterloo.ca/sasusers$/usernameScreen capture of sample path to enter for server connection
  3. You will be prompted to enter your name and password. Select the "Registered User" option and enter your UW userid (prefaced with "nexus\" as below) and your UW/Quest/WatIAM password.​Screen capture of prompt for credentials

The contents of the network drive will be opened in Finder and a drive icon may appear on the desktop. 

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