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Connect to a Windows File Share with a UNC Path

This article applies to: Shared File Services


Windows 7 

  1. Click the Start menu
  2. In the Search box, enter: \\files.cornell.edu\OU\sharename, and then press Enter.
    Or, enter \\files.cornell.edu and browse through your Organizational Unit (OU) to your share.


Mac OS 10.7.x and Higher

  1. In the Finder, selecte the Go menu.
  2. Select Connect to Server.
  3. In Server Address, enter smb://files.cornell.edu/OU/sharename.
  4. Select Connect.
  5. If prompted, log in with your NetID and password.

Mac OS 10.6.x and Lower 

  1. In the Finder, select the Go menu.
  2. Select Connect to Server.
  3. In Server Address, enter smb://OU-sharename.files.cornell.edu/OU-sharename,
  4. Select Connect.
  5. If prompted, log in with your NetID and password.

Switch User on Mac OS

If you need to switch user (use different credentials) to connect to the desired CIFS share see Using Different Credentials on MacOS.  

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Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 10:45am

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