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How do I access Network (T- or P-) Drives on a Mac OS X computer?

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This guide will walk you through connecting to your P-Drive or T-Drive on a Mac OS X computer.

 

(Pre-requisites): Prior to connecting to network drives, you will need to establish a connection to the campus network.

Step 1: Click on the Go menu. 

  • If the Go menu is not an option, click on your desktop background to make it appear.

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Step 2: Select Connect to Server

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Step 3: Add your network drives to your Favorite Servers list.

    • In the Connect to Server window, select the Server Address: field and enter your network drive address.
      • For your network P-Drive, type smb://oitfs1/Fac-Staff
      • For your network T-Drive, type smb://oitfs2/Team
       
    • Press the + button to add the network drive address to your Favorite Servers.  
    • Select the network drive that you would like to connect to and then click on the Connect button.
 
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  • A Connecting to Server window and progress bar will appear.
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  • Step 4: Enter your Seattle University username and password.
  • Your computer will display the name of the user currently logged in.
    • If you are using a Seattle University computer, your Seattle Universty username should be displayed.
    • If you are using a personal computer, you will need to enter your Seattle University username and password
     
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Step 5: The network drive will now be accessible under SHARED.  You can now access the folder from the Finder or when Opening or Saving documents in applications such as Word.
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