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Overview

There are two common ways to connect to a network drive on a Mac.  For the majority of users, the first method will work.  For users with additional access to network drives, the second method may be necessary.

Step-by-step Guide

Connecting to your personal "home" drive or the district "staff share" drive?  Click on the Nomad icon (the triangle with the green checkmark in it, generally at the top of the screen), choose File Servers, then select the drive.

And, you're done.  As mentioned above, if there is a different drive you need to get to, please continue.

Minimize open programs so that the Finder is visible.  (Or click on the smiley Mac icon to go the Finder directly).

Click on the Go menu.  Then, click on Connect to Server.

Type in the drive location.  If you are not sure, open a ticket with tech for that info.  An example is smb://720staff, but that is the staff share so it's not one you would typically need to add manually.  But we'll use it as the example.

After typing it in, you can click the + sign to save it.  (Recommended once you are sure it works!)  You'll only need to do that once.

Then, click Connect.


Select the drive folder you are trying to access.  Click OK.

The next screen should bring you to the folder or file listing.  That's it, you're done!

Need more help?

If this article does not help resolve the issue, please submit a ticket using this ticket type:

Technology > Netwrkr or Shared Drives >> Shared Folder Issue

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