8 Replies Latest reply: Feb 11, 2008 6:48 PM by satcomer
zig13zig Level 1 Level 1
I am new to mac, how do I map a drive letter? I am in a windows 2000 network and need to get to a mapped drive letter. How do I map the drive letter or otherwise use my mac in this windows network?

Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • Mr49er77 Level 1 Level 1
    Two options, both accomplish the same goal:

    Option 1: Apple (Command) + K. Then enter the server/folder path like so: smb://server/folder. Enter your username and password, if prompted.

    A new icon will then be placed on your desktop and in the finder, under "Shared".


    Option 2: Click on "Go", then "Connect to Server", then enter the server/folder path like so: smb://server/folder. Enter your username and password, if prompted.

    A new icon will then be placed on your desktop and in the finder, under "Shared".

    Hope this helps.
  • broeking Level 1 Level 1
    I tried the options below and I can get to it but it doesn't show on my desktop. Any suggestions?
  • FreezerBurnt Level 1 Level 1
    There's an option in the Finder Preferences. "Show these items on the Desktop: Connected Servers"

    Just make sure it's checked.
  • triple.integral Level 1 Level 1
    what FreezerBurnt said should work but if you want a shortcut, you could make an automator workflow.....here's a link..... http://help.itap.purdue.edu/viewarticle.php?articleid=515 ......you'll have to change the details to meet your needs but the basic procedure is the same....
  • Noah Barr Level 1 Level 1
    I am having a similar issue. I am trying to map network drives similar to the way I can on my work laptop.

    I got the VPN set up and running (or so it says). On my PC, I run this script that short script that looks like:

    net use h: /delete
    net use h: \\192.168.3.3\acquisition /user:groupname\nbarr mypassword

    I would love to be able to mount this location like I can on my PC. I tried the apple + K idea with no success. Any help? Thanks-
  • Howdy Pierce Level 1 Level 1
    You'll want to go to finder and press Cmd-K like the previous poster said.
    Then in the Server Address box, type "smb://192.168.3.3/acquisition"
    Then for username and password type the information you supplied, and you should be all set.
    Good luck!
  • me1208 Level 1 Level 1
    I mapped a network drive but I need to remove it how do I?
  • satcomer Level 4 Level 4
    me1208 wrote:
    I mapped a network drive but I need to remove it how do I?


    Drag the icon to the Trash and the Trash icon will turn into a eject symbol.