Connecting to the MySBfiles Server from a Mac

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Last Updated: November 22, 2016

MySBfiles allows for 2 GB of online file storage.  You can create a mapped drive on your Mac that acts like a local folder and allows you to drag files into it.

  1. Connect to an on-campus network. If you are off-campus or you are not on a campus network like Wolfienet Secure, sign into the University's Work at Home virtual private network (for best results, after you sign in, leave the browser minimized while you work)
  2. In Finder, click on Go and then Connect to Server
    Finder showing Go selected and Connect to Server
  3. For Server Address type or paste in the following, replacing NetID with your actual NetID
    smb://mysbfiles.campus.stonybrook.edu/~NetID
    Connect to server with smb://mysbfiles.campus.stonybrook.edu/~bsmith in the server address field
  4. For easier access to MySBfiles in the future, click + button add server to favorites to save this location under Favorite Servers
  5. Click Connect
  6. You will then be prompted to complete the following:
    • Connect as: be sure Registered User is selected
    • Name: The name field might already have something in it. Remove that and enter sunysb.edu\NetID, replacing NetID with your actual NetID
    • Password: enter your NetID Password
  7. Click Connect
    sign in window with Registered selected for Connect as; sunysb.edu\bsmith for Name; and a password for pasword 
  8. Once logged in, you will see a Finder window view of your MySBfiles. You can now download, upload, and organize your files.
    ~bsmith mysbufiles in finder

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