Share Drive Mapping

Share Drive Mapping

If you log into your computer when you are outside of Macquarie Network (eg. at home), you will not be able to see your network folders / shared drive. You can still manually map your network folders if you have internet connection and OneNet Anywhere VPN installed.

Mac Devices

  1. Open Finder, Click Go on the menu bar > Connect to Server

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  2. In the server address, copy and paste the following: 
    Departmental share: smb://mqauth.uni.mq.edu.au/shares/data/(Department name)/
    Personal Share: smb://mqauth.uni.mq.edu.au/shares/user/(Department name)/MQXXXXXXXX (OneID)

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  3. Click Connect and log in with OneID credentials to authenticate.

  4. Click + button to add additional locations.

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    Note: If the personal drive does not connect, it may not exist. Submit a OneHelp ticket to request for a personal folder creation.

Allow shared drives to be persistently mapped to a user's profile

  1. Once the shared drive has connected successfully, in the top menu bar click Finder >Preferences

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  2. In the General tab, tick Connected servers

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  3. Select System Preferences

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  4. Select Users & Groups

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  5. Select Login Items

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  6. Drag the folder icon for the Departmental Share and the Personal Drive to the Login Items list.

  7. Check Hide for the drives, then Exit 

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  8. On the Desktop, Right click the folder icon, Select Make Alias

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  9. Go back to Finder PreferencesGeneral Tab > uncheck Connected servers

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  10. Shortcuts are now created on the desktop.

  11. Please log off and log back in to confirm.

Windows Devices

  1. Open File Explorer, on the left column, right Click on This PC, then select Map network drive

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  2. Copy and paste the following path in Folder Field and click on Browse
    Shared Folder -  \\mqauth.uni.mq.edu.au\shares\data\(Department name)\
    Personal Folder - \\mqauth.uni.mq.edu.au\shares\user\(Department name)\MQXXXXXXXX (OneID) 

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  3. Check the box Reconnect at logon and Connect using different credentials 

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  4. Use your OneID and your password to log in and check Remember my credentials. If you are using your personal device the credential should be MQAUTH\OneID and password.
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