Connect to a Server in Mac OS

This page provides instructions for connecting to a server in the Mac OS.


Open Finder

Open Finder




Connect to Server

Connect to Server
  1. Click "Go" in the menu bar at the top-left corner of your screen to reveal a drop-down menu.
  2. From the drop-down menu, select "Connect to Server..."

(Alternatively, you can hit "command + k" on the keyboard.)



Server Name

Server Name
  1. In the Server Address box, type "smb://"
  2. Type the server name. (For example, "judah")
  3. After the server name, type "" at the end.  
  4. Enter "/" followed by the share name you need to access. (For example, "users" or "students")
  5. Enter "/" followed by the folder name you need to access. (For example, "firstname.lastname")

View the information below for more guidance on accessing shares.


Student Share Information

Server Name:             judah

Share Name:              students

Your Folder Name:    firstname.lastname


Faculty/Staff Share Information

Server Name:   

Share Name:              users

Your Folder Name:    firstname.lastname

  • To access a Faculty/Staff drive, enter "smb://"



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    Dr. Jim Dvorak

    You say to append "" to the end of the server name (e.g., smb://, but then you write:

    For example, to access your student drive, enter:


    You do not append "" to the end of Judah. This causes a mild case of cognitive dissonance.  :)

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