Mapping a network drive on your Mac computer can be a helpful way to access files and folders that are stored on a network server. In this article, we will guide you step by step on how to map a network drive on your Mac computer.
To start, click on “Go” and then “Connect to Server” from the drop-down menu. In the pop-up box, type the path to your location or network drive that you want to connect to. You can either type the server name or the IP address. It is recommended to use the IP address as it is more reliable. Then, click on the plus sign to save it to your favorite servers.
Next, click on “Connect” and enter your credentials, such as your domain name and username, which were provided by your system administrator. If you are not connected to the domain, you can just use your administrator account and type your password. Make sure to check the “Remember this password in my keychain” box to save your login details.
Once you are connected to your network drive, you need to set it up so that it automatically connects to your drive once you log in. Click on “System Preferences” and then “Users and Groups.” Click on “Login Items” and if the lock is locked, unlock it by typing your Mac credentials.
Click on the plus sign and choose your server and network share that you would like to connect to. Make sure to add a minus storage to the end of the location. Then, click the “Add” button and put a check mark next to “Hide” to prevent windows from opening automatically every time you log in.
That’s it! Now, you can close the window. The next time you log in, click on “Go,” choose “Home” or “Computer,” and on the left-hand side, you will see your server that you added. Once you click on it, you will see your storage location, and it will automatically connect to it.
Mapping a network drive on your Mac can be a simple process if you follow these steps. It can save you a lot of time and effort, especially if you need to access files and folders regularly.