Department of Engineering

IT Services

Mac Computing Help

Mac help

Mac Computing Help

Mapping a network drive from a Mac

  • from the Mac OS X Finder, hit Command+K to bring up the "Connect to Server" window
  • To map a network drive, from the Mac OS X Finder, hit Command+K to bring up the "Connect to Server" window
  • In the "Server Address" field put the path to the area you want to connect to, more information on this under "Server Address" .
  • With the mouse click "Connect".
  • Another window will come up asking you for your user ID and password. Enter your CRSid (the start of your email) and your Central Engineering System password (also known as the Teaching System Password). On entering these successfully a new window will start which will contain the area you are connecting to.

Server Address

  • As of 01/10/2014 we have implemented a new home directory structure, where there was one folder with all files and folders in it there are now three folders:
    • ts-home is for your linux folders and files.
    • windows-home is a folder for your windows information.
    • web-home this folder is for personal webpages on
  • to access your own Linux home directory on the system:
    • smb://cued-fs/users/div<Divisional letter>/ <CRSid>/<home directory>
    • For example smb://cued-fs/users/diva/jpx21/ts-home
    • If you have no Divisional affiliation, for example if you an undergraduate student, you would substitute 'general' for 'div<Divisional letter>'
    • For example smb://cued-fs/users/general/jpx21/ts-home
  • to access shared folders you would put:
    • smb://cued-fs/<sharename>
    • (e.g smb://cued-fs/itserv)

List of Divisional Letters

  • Division A: diva
  • Division B: divb
  • Division C: divc
  • Division D: divd
  • Division E: dive
  • Division F: divf
  • Division S: divs
  • Administration: admin

We provide storage space on the central systems (Teaching System) for you to store files you have generated. It is not meant for system backups, were you would backup Operating System files.

Main fileserver: Structure, Resilience and backup strategy