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Access to DS-Filestore filespace from Macs outside the Managed Cluster Service

These are the instructions for users who access the DS-Filestore from a non-MCS Macintosh, such as a personally owned Mac that is connected to the CUDN. If you're away from Cambridge, you can use the UIS VPN service to connect to the CUDN remotely.

These instructions allow you to see your DS-Filestore filespace as just another item on your desktop.

Requirements: You will need to be running OS X; Classic MacOS cannot use this method. 
 • Select "Connect to Server..." from the Go menu
 • Under "Address" enter smb://filestore.ds.cam.ac.uk
 • NB Click on the + button if you want to add this server to your favourites
 • Click on "Connect"
 • Fill in your Desktop Services password when requested; if you tick 'Remember password in keychain' you will not be asked to enter your password again in the future

You will then need to navigate to the required filespace, depending on the first letter of your CRSid.

Once you have mounted your home filespace you can then drag the folder to the right hand side of the Dock, or if you have 10.3 or later drag it to the lower portion of the sidebar, so that it can be easily accessed in the future.

Connecting to other resources

Group filespaces can be accessed at smb://filestore.ds.cam.ac.uk/ux/Groups/[your group name]

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