Map X-Drive on Mac OS X

To map X-Drive on a computer from off campus location, you'll need to connect to VPN first. 


  1. Change application focus to Finder by clicking somewhere on the desktop, or click the blue Finder icon in the dock.  "Finder" will appear next to the Apple menu in the upper left corner of the screen.
  2. Press Command + K to open the “Connect to Server” window (or click the Go menu from the top menu bar, click "Connect to Server")
  3. Type in smb:// (replacing "username" with the user's username), then click Connect.
  4. Connect as Registered User
  5. Enter Name as FS\username, and your password, click Connect.
  6. To 'save' the folder connection for quick access, do the following:
    a.  With the connected folder open, click 'File | Add to Sidebar' to add it to the Finder Sidebar under 'Shared'.
    b.  Click on the new 'xdrive' listing under 'Shared' in the sidebar to show the X-Drive folder
    c.  Click and drab the folder with TWU username on it to the desktop. ONLY release it if the icon shows a black upward-curving arrow in place of the cursor. This indicates that OS X is going to create an 'alias' or 'shortcut' on the desktop to the folder. If there is no upward-arrow then drag it back over the Finder window and release it, then call the Service Desk for assistance; you may have an version of OS X that uses different steps to achieve this.


To have the X-Drive automatically map at login, add it to the Log in items (System Preferences > Users & Groups > Login Items).  Drag and drop the X-Drive shortcut from the desktop into the 'Log In items' screen.

For additional support, contact the Technology Service Desk at 940-898-3971,,, or submit a request through the Technology Service Catalog.

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