Mounting Servers in OS X
- In the Finder, click Go and select
Connect to Server…
- Type the path to the server resource you need to access and
- For example, to access a departmental share on BUfiles, enter
"smb://bufiles/Group/foldername" (without quotes, substitute the
proper folder name, path is cAsE sEnSiTiVe) into the "Server
- To access your personal folder on BUfiles, enter
"smb://bufiles/User/username" (without quotes, substitute your
username, path is cAsE sEnSiTiVe) into the "Server Address"
- To access items that reside on a Windows server, be sure to
preface the server address with "smb://". For example, to access a
share on Thomas, you would enter "smb://Thomas/sharename" (without
quotes, substitute the proper share name) into the "Server Address"
- The authentication dialog will appear. Enter your Butler
username and password, and then Connect
- The share will be mounted in the Finder. The share will appear
in different ways depending on which server you are accessing
- If you are accessing an item on BUfiles, you will see a generic
share (such as "User" or "Group") on your desktop: The folder or
user name that you entered in the "Server Address" field will open
in the Finder, allowing you to access your files (please note that
if you accidentally close this window, you can quickly access it
again by opening the "Go" menu in the finder and choosing it from
the list of Recent Folders. This is preferable to opening the
top-level share, which could result in a delay as the finder
displays the entire folder list.
- If you are accessing an item on a Windows server, the share
that you specified in the server address field will appear on your
desktop. The share name that you specified will also open in the
finder, allowing you to access your files
You now should be able to access servers at Butler. If you have
any further questions, please contact the Help Desk.