Connect to the X: drive on a Mac

You can connect to your Shared Departmental X: drive on a Mac on campus.

When you're on campus with your Mac connected to the University network:

Check that you have the correct search domain

  1. Click the Apple menu > choose Launch System Preferences
  2. Click Network
  3. Select Ethernet and click Advanced…
  4. Click DNS
    If the search domain does not appear in the list:
  5. Click + then type
  6. Click OK

Connect to the X: drive

Find out the name of your shared departmental X: drive folder e.g. Philosophy

  1. From Finder click Go
  2. Choose Connect to Server…
  3. Type in smb:// departmental X: drive folder name
  4. Click OK
  5. When prompted to enter your University IT account username enter uol\username then type the password

A shortcut will appear on your desktop.

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