How do I map a network drive on macOS?

NOTE: If you are on a personally owned device you will need to have setup and connected to the UniSA VPN prior to following the below.

  1. Open Finder
  2. Select Go menu
  3. Select Connect to Server...
    Screen shot of Go menu
  4. Enter the Server Address e.g.


    RSFS User Share smb://<USER_LETTER>/<USERNAME>
    RSFS Group Share smb://$/<GROUP_NAME>

    a. <USER_LETTER> denotes the first letter of your username, e.g., if your username is “smithj”, the <USER_LETTER> would represent the letter “s”.
    b. <USERNAME> denotes your username, e.g., if your username is “smithj”, <USERNAME> would represent “smithj”.
    c. <GROUP_NAME> denotes the research group name, e.g., if the research group is “MyResearchProject”, <GROUP_NAME> would represent “MyResearchProject”.  Please note there is a $ before the <groupname>, e.g. the full path would be “smb://$/MyResearchProject".


  5. If prompted enter your UniSA <username> and <password>
    NOTE: Depending on the version of macOS you are using you may need to log on as <username> or just <username>.
    Screen shot of login
  6. Shortcut is now on your desktop

Further Assistance

If you require further information or assistance, please contact the IT Help Desk on (08) 830 25000 or 1300 558 654.