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Online Storage - Map a drive via SMB (Mac OS X)

This documents explains how to mount campus storage on the Mac OS X operating system on campus only.

These directions apply to Mac OS X users only. Please note that you should no longer use the "cifs://" prefix.

Mac OS X users can access a campus storage volumes by mounting the volume on the desktop.  This is only available to anyone connected to the campus network. 

To mount a volume:

1.  From the Finder select the Go menu and then Connect to Server.

2.  In the Connect to Server window click in the Server Address field and enter the name of the server that you wish to connect to.  A list of servers is at the bottom of this document.

3.  After you have entered the server address press the Connect button. This will prompt you to login using your UW-Platteville username and password.

4. The volume will be mounted and show up as an icon on your desktop and on the sidebar in finder.

To dismount a volume, drag the volume icon to the Trash icon in the Dock, or highlight the volume icon and press Command-E.

Current Storage Volume URLs for Mac:

Shared network storage: smb://
Personal network storage: smb://
Shared Application storage: smb://
Academic storage: smb://

Media Tech Services media storage: smb://
Other Data storage: smb://

Current Storage Volume URLs for Windows:

Shared network storage: \\\shared1
Personal network storage: \\\user1\firstinitial\username
Shared Application storage: \\\app1
Academic storage: \\\acad1

Media Tech Services media storage: \\\media1
Other Data storage: \\\data1

If you have questions, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 608.342.1400 or  You may also visit the Help Desk on the first floor of the Karrmann Library.

Keywords:Shared1, User1, App1, volume, map, drive, SDrive, S Drive, S-Drive, JDrive, J Drive, J-Drive, mapping, drive, cifs, smb, samba   Doc ID:30263
Owner:Kristopher K.Group:UW Platteville
Created:2013-05-22 08:14 CSTUpdated:2019-05-08 12:49 CST
Sites:UW Platteville
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