(Note: For users looking to map drives on Windows, please see Mapping Drives (Shared Folders) on Windows)
Getting Access to a Drive
- After being granted access to a drive, you must restart your computer before mapping a drive to it.
If you are denied access to a drive, please restart your computer and try mapping it again.
- Authorizers can grant access to users via the Permissions Manager.
Authorizers do not automatically have access, but they can grant access to themselves.
- The Permissions Manager can be accessed here: https://bmirdsdp.chmccorp.cchmc.org/dp/.
- Instructions on how to use Permissions Manager are here: https://confluence.research.cchmc.org/x/dgNcAw.
1. Open the Finder if it is not open already.
2. In the menu bar, click Go, then Connect To Server:
3. Type the address of the shared volume, or folder, you would like to mount, beginning with smb://. Then click Connect.
For example, if you are mounting your division's shared volume (G: drive) on the Research Data Storage (RDS) system, you might type smb://rds6/yourDivision-s :
4. Type the user name and password you use to log in to the Cincinnati Children's network, and click OK:
You should be connected to the location you typed in step 3, and a volume icon should appear on your desktop:
5. To create an alias of the volume so that you can easily reconnect without repeating steps 1-4 above, select the volume icon, go to the Finder menu bar and click File, then Make Alias:
A volume alias appears on your desktop:
In the future, you can reconnect to the shared volume by double-clicking this alias.
6. If you wish, rename the alias by clicking anywhere on the icon, then clicking the text beneath the icon. A textbox should appear, enabling you to modify the alias name:
7. If you wish, drag the alias to the right side of the dock:
If you have any difficulties connecting to your network drives, or shared folders on RDS, email the BMI Help Desk.