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How to map a network drive (Mac OS X)
This instruction outlines how to map a Deakin network share drive, including your own Deakin home directory. You need to have the correct permission granted to the access the network share drive before attempting this instruction.
You need to be connected to the Deakin network before you undertake the following steps from a home computer.
- Get the network address of the network share drive you wish to map – If mapping your home directory, please see What is my home directory?
- In the Finder menu, select Go > Connect to Server.
- Enter the network(Server) address, then click Connect.
- Enter your Deakin Username (as du\username) and Password when prompted. Click Connect.
- The mapped drive will now appear on your Desktop, and is ready to use.
The mapped drive is not showing on my Desktop?
- Open Finder Preferences and ensure Connected Servers is checked.
I get an error when connecting to a share from shares.deakin.edu.au?
If you are connecting to a share that has been migrated to the shares.deakin.edu.au namespace and you get the below error, double check the path you have entered.
If you are trying to connect directly to a sub folder (for example smb://shares.deakin.edu.au/share-name/SubFolder), instead try connecting to the top level of the share, e.g. smb://shares.deakin.edu.au/share-name and navigating to the sub folder once the share opens.
If you need to connect directly to the sub folder from a Mac, you should use the alternate server name which is based on the share name:
Normal Path: smb://shares.deakin.edu.au/share-name/SubFolder
Alternate Path: smb://share-name.shares.deakin.edu.au/share-name/SubFolder