How to map Faculty or Staff network drives on MacOS (H Drive, S Drive, or Encrypted Research Storage)


This article provides instructions for mapping your Faculty or Staff network drives on your MacOS. 

Note: To connect to network drives from off-campus, you must first connect to iVanti VPN. 
Note: To connect to a Student UShare please follow these instructions


  1. In the Finder, click on the Go menu, select Connect to Server.
  2. Enter smb:// followed by the address for the resource you wish to map.
  3. For your H drive, or personal drive, type the following where username followed by the "$" symbol: smb://$
  4. For your S drive, or shared drive, type the following where departmentdrivename is the name of your department or shared folder:smb://
  5. Enter your Name as BU\username as a Registered User when prompted and click Connect.
  6. A folder will open to display your files and folders.

NOTE: For Encrypted Research Storage, type the following, replacing usernameORlabname with the name assigned to you: smb://

If you would like assistance, please feel free to contact the Binghamton University ITS Help Desk at or 607-777-6420, and we'll be happy to help.

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