ResearchDrive - Connecting From an Apple Computer

This document describes how to connect to ResearchDrive storage from a Apple computer.

If you work with restricted data then you will need to consult your local IT support for assistance.

ResearchDrive storage accounts are named based on the PI's NetID such as smb://[PI NetID] but collaborators will login to a ResearchDrive account with their own NetID credentials.

Mounting ResearchDrive storage using Finder

  1. If you are off campus or using wifi then you will need to connect to WiscVPN. before using ResearchDrive.
  2. Open Finder.

    finder go

  3. Click Go > Connct to Server or use the ⌘K keyboard shortcut.
  4. Enter smb://[PI NetID]. Optionally click the + button to save to your Favorite Servers list. Click the Connect button to continue.


  5. Click Connect As: Registered User.


    • Enter Name: [NetID] and Password: [NetID password]
    • Check the box labeled Remember this password in my Key Chain if desired.
    • Click Connect.