Mapping a Network Drive on Mac OSX


You must be on the UCONN Network, if you are not you will have to connect to the UCONN Network using the University’s VPN Client.

Mapping a Q: drive on a Mac

  1. Open the Go menu of Finder.
  2. Select Connect to Server.
  3. Enter “smb://” in the server address field.

Mapping a Q: drive and Retaining Connection Settings

  1. Click on Finder > Preferences >check the “Connected Servers” checkbox.
  2. Close the Finder Preferences window.
  3. On your keyboard hold down the command key and then press the k key.
  4. In the “Server Address” bar, type in: “smb://”
  5. Click Connect.
  6.  At the credentials screen:
    • Connect as: Registered User.
    • Name: Net ID.
    • Password: Net ID Password.
    • If you do not want to enter your Password every time you access the Q: drive be sure to check the box called Remember this password in my keychain.
  1. The efs window will pop up, close it for now.
  2. A drive called efs will appear on your desktop.
  3. Hold down the control key and then click on the efs drive.
  4. Click on Make Alias.
  5. An icon call efs alias will appear on your desktop.
  6. Hold down the control key and click on the efs alias.
  7. Click on Get Info.
  8. Click on Name & Extension.
  9. Change name from efs alias to Q.
  10. Hold down the control key and click on the efs drive.
  11. Click on Eject efs.
  12. To access your Q: drive from here on simply click on the Q icon.

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