Within MacOS, NRDStor can be added as a location for data and appear similar to an external USB hard drive. Under Finder’s “Go” menu, select “Connect to a server”.

In the address box, enter “smb://” to access your user folder, or use “smb://” to access your primary groups folder.

If you want to add a place from a secondary group, such as another research group, then you will need to specify the full path in the address box. Enter ”//”, replacing “GROUP” and “USER” with your HCC group and username. For example, the account, “hccdemo” who is a member of “demo” would enter ”//”.

Click on “Connect”. You will be prompted to sign in to an account. Use your University credentials to sign in, NOT your HCC credentials. Both your University username and email address will work.

After that a warning message might appear if you try to cnnect at the first time.

Once authentication has been successful, NRDStor will now be available in finder as a remote location.

In the future, NRDStor can be access from the side bar under “Locations” and you can navigate to your group and user directories.

Next: Accessing NRDStor from SWAN