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Access and Mount Webfiles on Mac OS X

Note: If you are off campus while trying to access Webfiles, you must connect the VPN first. 

  1. Open Finder and click on Go in the Menu Bar. Choose Connect to Server....

    connect to server

  2. Type smb://urfiles/webusers in the server address field. Optionally, you can click the plus (+) button to add the address to your list of favorite servers. Press Connect.

    webfiles path 

  3. To logon to Webfiles, enter your NetID and password. Note: When accessing Webfiles from your personal machine you will need to enter either RICHMOND\yourNetID or for the username. Check Remember this password in my keychain and press Connect.

    enter credentials

  4. You should now be connected to Webfiles. Simply browse to the specific folder you want. For example, for your personal Webfiles you would navigate to a > ab1cd, assuming ab1cd was your NetID. 


  5. To permanently mount a specific folder to your computer, drag the folder down to the right side of your dock. In this example, the "Webusers" drive has been dragged onto the dock.

    drag to dock

  6. When you reboot your computer, you may see a question mark in your dock where the mounted folder used to sit. Simply click on the question mark icon once to mount the drive, and then click again to load the folder.

    question mark

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