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Connect to Personal Network Storage (H-Drive) on macOS

Use these instructions to manually connect to your Personal Network Storage space (often referred to as the 'H-drive', since it's represented that way in Windows).  There are also programs available on the Lehigh Software Page to do this automaitcally, as well as other instructions for simplifying subsequent connections by Creating a Desktop Alias to your Network Storage Space in macOS that can be followed after you make the initial connection.

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Before you start:  make sure you are connected to the Lehigh campus network, either with an Ethernet cable, via Lehigh wireless, or via the VPN, if you are off campus (see Connect to the VPN (Mac)).

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Determine your home server. If your username begins with a letter between...

a and h use home10
i and l use home11
m and z use home12

 

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Determine your home share. If your Lehigh username begins with a letter between...

a and h use A-H
i and l use I-L
m and z use M-Z

 

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Switch to the Finder by clicking on the desktop. From the Go menu, select Connect to Server... (or use the keyboard shortcut Command-K)

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Enter the following into the Server Address box in the Connect to Server. . . dialog, substituting your values for 'home server', 'home share' and 'username' :

smb://home server.cc.lehigh.edu/home share/username

See the example at right. 

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Click on the plus (+) button to the right of the 'Server Address' box to save the address in the Favorite Servers box.  On your next connection, this can simply be double-clicked.

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mac server connect dialog plus button
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Finally, click Connect.

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mac server connect dialog connect button
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You will be prompted for your Lehigh login credentials (username and password).  Also, be sure also to specify 'Registered User' in the dialog, and click 'Connect' again.  

If you have difficulty, try preceding the username with 'ad\', e.g. 'ad\dab406'.

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share_login_dialog_box
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A window will open showing the contents of your Personal Network Storage Space.  If desired, you can now continue to Create a Desktop Alias to a Network Storage Space in macOS and on to Auto-Mount Network Drives on macOS, for easy reconnection.

For additional help, please contact the LTS Help Desk at 610-758-4357 or helpdesk@lehigh.edu