Accessing UWB Fileservers for Mac

This guide is primarily focused on accessing the UW Bothell fileservers on Mac computers. For instructions on Windows please see Accessing UWB Fileservers for Windows.

You will need a UWB Access Account or a UW NetID to access the UW Bothell fileservers.

For further assistance, please contact the UW Bothell IT Helpdesk (uwbit@uw.edu).

Off-Campus Access

To access the UW Bothell fileservers from non-UW networks (off-campus), Husky OnNet needs to be installed and connected on your computer. You will then be able to access the UW Bothell fileservers using the access method shown later in this document. For more information about Husky OnNet please visit the page below.

Husky OnNet Information

 

Quick Access

Use from UW Networks or after you are connected to the UW Network through Husky OnNet.

On the Finder menu, click Go and then Connect to Server

Enter the server address for the network share. The two shares that you will need most are Departments and Faculty-Staff.

Departmental Share

The departmental share will hold files that are used by individual departments. You can reach this directly by entering smb://uwb.edu/Departments/ in the Server Address field. To directly access your department, add your department name to the end of the path.

Faculty-Staff Share

The Faculty-Staff share will hold your individual files that are not accessible by your department. If you click on the Faculty-Staff share, you should see a Home directory. Your individual directory should be inside this directory. You can reach this directly by entering smb://uwb.edu/Faculty-Staff/Home in the Server Address field. To directly access your individual storage, add your username to the end of the path.

You may also want to click the plus button to save it to your Favorite Servers list. Click Connect.

You should now be required to authenticate. Use the account that has been granted access to the files.  If your UW Bothell Access Account has been granted access, use uwb\username in the Name field and enter your UWB Access Account password in the Password field  and click connect.  If your UW NetID has been granted access, use netid\username in the Name field and enter your NetID password in the Password field and click connect.

Upon successfully connecting, you should see the shared drive(s) that you are connected to on the Finder. For example,

 

Last Modified: October 5, 2016.

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