Connect to Department File Services with Mac OSX

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  1. Open Finder on a Mac (the program you use to browse your files). If you open any folder on your Mac, you will be in Finder.
  2. Look for the "Go" menu along to the top of your screen. From this menu, select "Connect to Server".
  3. You will be prompted to enter a path (address) for the share. Check with your Department's IT Support for your correct share name. The general format is as follows, italics replaced with your information:
    For your personal share, smb://files.brown.edu/dfs/DepartmentName_Users/YourUsername
    For your departmental sharesmb://files.brown.edu/dfs/DepartmentName_Shared
  4. When prompted, log in as requested with your Brown username and password.
  5. Your folder will open. You can open files and drag files to and from the folder.

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