Knowledgebase: Mac Issues
Accessing Groups, SharedFiles, or your personal files from a Mac
Posted by on 30 July 2012 10:47 AM

This article instructs you how to access the Groups, SharedFiles, or your personal drive on the iod fileserver, on a Mac.  For Windows-based systems, please follow these instructions.


Before performing the steps below, make sure one of the following conditions is true:

  1. You are connected via an ethernet cable into the UNH Network (You are hardwired and physically at UNH or the IOD-Concord Office) OR
  2. You are connected to either the IOD-Staff or UNH-Secure wireless network OR
  3. You are at home or offsite and are connected to the UNH VPN.  For instructions on connecting to the VPN, read this KB article. Note: You cannot access the file server from the Student VPN.

Note: If you are connected to the UNH-Public wireless network without being hardwired, you will need to connect to the UNH VPN.

  1. Instructions
  1. While in the Finder (desktop), click on the Go > Connect to Server... menu option.  You can also press ⌘ + K.
    Go > Connect to Server... 

  2. In the Connect to Server window, type the path of the folder you wish to connect to, prefixed with smb://

    Shared Files:  smb://
    Groups: smb://
    Personal Files: smb://{your username here}

    Connect to Server Window

  3. If you would like to add this to your favorites, click the + icon.
  4. Click "Connect"
  5. If your computer prompts you for a username and password, enter your UNH Username and Password.  If that fails, enter your username as AD\{your username} (if you are faculty/staff) or WILDCAT\{your username} (if you are a student).

    For example, if you are staff and your username is abc123, enter AD\abc123 in the username field. If you are a student and your username is xyz123, enter WILDCAT\xyz123.

  6. Your computer should now be connected to the folder on the server. 


If you can't connect to a network drive or folder, the computer you're trying to connect to might be turned off or you might not have the correct permissions. If you can't connect, please submit a ticket.

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