Connecting to S Drive on a Mac

Richard LaHue
2017-04-21 18:58
  1. Make Finder the active application by clicking somewhere on your desktop, then go to the Go menu > Connect to Server... (See image below)

1. Connect to Server

  1. In the window that pops up, type smb://cc-ad-fs-01/SHARE and then click the Connect button. (See image below)

2. Type in the server address

  1. You may get a warning that you're attempting to connect to "cc-ad-fs-01". Click the Connect button. (See image below)

3. Click Connect

  1. Clear out whatever is in the Name field and type your Carthage username (your Carthage email address without the @carthage.edu on the end), then enter your Carthage password (same as your email password). Check the Remember this password in my keychain box, then click Connect. (See image below)

4. Enter your Carthage Credentials

  1. If you entered your username and password correctly, a Finder window will open up to the root directory of the S drive. (See image below; You and I have access to different folders, so you and I will see different things in the S drive.)

5. You're In

  1. Next, we're going to make sure your computer connects to the S drive every time you turn your computer on. Open System Preferences (Apple menu > System Preferences...) and go to Users & Groups. Click on the Login Items tab. (See image below)

6. Login Items

  1. Click the + (plus) button, and when a pane pops up to let you pick an item to add to login items, press Command-Shift-C to go to the Computer folder. Click on the SHARE folder, then click the Add button. (See images below)

7.1 - Add SHARE to Login Items


7.2 - SHARE is now in Login Items

  1. We don't want a Finder window to the root directory of the S drive to open up every time you login, so check the Hide box next to SHARE in the list of Login Items. (See image below)

8. Prevent the S Drive from opening a window at login

That's it! You're connected to the S drive, and your computer will reconnect to the S drive every time you login.

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