Connecting to Faculty of Medicine Shared Drives on Mac OS X

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Mac OS X v10.7 or later (Lion and Mountain Lion)

  1. Open Finder

  2. In the menu bar click on go

    Menu bar > Go

  3. At the bottom of the list you will find Connect to Servers

    Dropdown list > Connect to Server
  4. In the window that will open, under Server Address, enter the following:
    • For Research Drive type: smb://abdomen.med.uottawa.ca/Research
    • For Pool Drive type: smb://abdomen.med.uottawa.ca/pool
    • For Web Drive type: smb://abdomen.med.uottawa.ca/Web Connect to Server window
    • For your personal drive: smb://abdomen.med.uottawa.ca/users/{first letter of last name}/{user name}
      For example: medtech would connect with smb://abdomen.med.uottawa.ca/users/m/medtech
      Example of information to enter in Connect to Server window
  5. Click on Connect

  6. An authentication window will open. That is where you need to input your credentials.
    Authentication window

  7. Click on Connect and a window will open for the connected share drive.

Mac OS X 10.6.8 or earlier (Snow Leopard, Leopard, Tiger)

  1. Open Finder

  2. In the menu bar click on go
    Menu bar > Go

  3. At the bottom of the list you will find Connect to Servers
    Dropdown list > Connect to Server

  4. In the window that will open, underServer Address, enter the following:
    • For Research Drive type: smb://stor.med.uolocal/Research
    • For Pool Drive type: smb://stor.med.uolocal/pool
    • For Web Drive type: smb://stor.med.uolocal/Web
      Connect to Server window
    • For your personal drive: smb://stor.med.uolocal/users/{first letter of last name}/{user name}
      For example: medtech would connect with smb://abdomen.med.uottawa.ca/users/m/medtech
      Example of information to enter in Connect to Server window
  5. Click on Connect

  6. An authentication window will open. That is where you need to input your credentials.
    Authentication window

  7. Click on Connect and a window will open for the connected share drive.