How To Map Network Drives on a Mac

Many Kenyon resources are available on servers (Windows or Samba shares) which can be mapped by network users and accessed on campus. These include personal drives (H: drives) and the public (P:) drive. Mapping a drive creates a shortcut in your Mac’s Finder to that drive.

  1. Ensure that you have a working internet connection and that you are logged into the Kenyon network.
  2. On the menu bar, select Go > Connect to Server.
  3. Enter the address of the desired server:
  • For a student's H: (personal) drive, enter smb://$
  • For a staff or faculty H: drive, enter smb://$
  • For the O: (departmental) drive, enter smb://<division or department share>
  • For the P: (public) drive, enter smb://
  • For other drives, consult your administrative assistant (employees) or professor (students), or call Helpline at 1-740-427-5700.
  • Enter your Kenyon username and password in the prompt that appears. If the Workgroup or Domain text box appears, enter KENYON if it doesn't already appear there.
  • Click OK.
  • If this method does not work or you need to access a network drive while off-campus, please try the instructions on here. ( (these instructions should work whether you or on or off-campus).

    For additional assistance, call Helpline at 1-740-427-5700.