Map a Shared/Network Drive for MiWorkspace Macintosh


 MiWorkspace, Macintosh


How do I map a shared network drive on a MiWorkspace Mac?


  1. Find the full path for the drive you want to map
    • Universal Home Directory (UHD)
      • Drive letter = U:
      • Path = //umroot/home/uniqname/Documents
    • Unit Drive
      • Drive letter may be determined by the department to be specific
      • Check the MiWorkspace network shares KB for dept shares
      • Path will be specific to your department
        • If you do not already know your path name
          • Ask a colleague
          • Ask desktop support staff in your department
        • If you are not seeing the drives you expect, Contact the ITS Service Center
  2. Map the drive
    1. Click Finder and then Go from the taskbar.
    2. Choose Connect to Server at the bottom (Command + K)
    3. Type the Server Name
      1. smb://
    4. Click Connect
    5. Enter authentication credentials (uniqname and password)
    6. Click OK
    7. You can drag a folder to the left side of the Finder window to save it as a future favorite.

The drive will show as an icon on the desktop or the server name on the left side of the Finder window in Locations.  You can open it there.

Note: Macintosh path names use forward slashes ( / ).

Additional Notes

Administrative and Academic units within the MiWorkspace service use shared drives to store and share information within the department or unit.

  • The U: drive is intended for work-related or personal data that is not shared with others
    • Note: Some units may still have their unit drives serve this purpose
  • Within the U: drive, you can find a Personal and Private folder for items that will not be scanned for sensitive data
  • Any data outside this folder is subject to scanning
  • These drives are automatically mapped based upon user affiliation and/or machine build
  • If you are not seeing the drives you expect, contact the ITS Service Center
  • Connect to the UMICH VPN to access your home directory and department drives from off-campus
    • The UMICH VPN with Duo is installed on Macs
    • If you are using the VPN for the first time, you may need to add it to your menu bar

Need additional information or assistance? Contact the ITS Service Center.

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