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Mapping File Shares in OSX

Adding a File Share

Step 1

On the Dock, click the Finder icon.


Step 2

  1. With Finder active, click Go on the menu bar.
  2. Click Connect to Server


Step 3

  1. In the new Connect to Server window, type in the file share path.
    • For department shares: cas-fs1/DepartmentShareName
    • For individual shares: cas-fs1/Home

    Note: You can paste in the new path if you have copied it from other documentation.

  2. Click the + button to add the address to the Favorite Servers
  3. Finally, click Connect to connect to the share.


Step 4

  1. In the new authentication window, choose to connect as a “Registered User”.
  2. Enter your duckid in this form: ad\duckid (eg. ad\scrow)
  3. Type in your duckid password.
  4. Press Connect.


That’s it, you have successfully mounted a network file share on your Mac. Read on if you’d like to make this connection persist on restart.

Connecting to a File Share on Login

Step 1

  1. Click on the “Apple” on the menu bar.
  2. Click on System Preferences.


Step 2

  1. In the System Preferences window, press “Show All”.
  2. Then click on “Users & Groups”.


Step 3

  1. In the Users & Groups preference pane, click on your user.
  2. Click on the “Login Items” tab.
  3. Click the “+” to add a new login item.


Step 4

  1. In the pop-up file browser, use the drop down menu.
  2. Click on the entry that corresponds to your Mac (the computer name).


Step 5

  1. The file browser will now show a list of all drives connected to your system. Choose the share you connected to above.
  2. Press “Add”.


Final Steps

When you’ve pressed add, you’ll see your new volume in your list of login items.



It is now safe to close System Preferences.

3 thoughts on “Mapping File Shares in OSX

  1. BTW, in Step 4 of the OSX mapping, it no longer is necessary to include the “ad\ ”
    Just the duckid works for me.

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