- How to access NSF drive(Q: drive) on MacOS? (For staff)

Network - File Sharing


You need to connect VPN in order to establish a security network connection.

The VPN software and user guide could be found in the service webpage.

After connected to staff VPN, please follow the steps below:

Step 1: Open Finder on top of desktop

Step 2: Click Go

Step 3: Click Connect to Server…

Step 4: Enter 
smb:// in Server Address

  • Server path for these departments: 
    IC / HTI / CDO / AADO / LIB / CAPS / BRE / IRPO / CAF / SN / CMAO / CBS / SAO / IAEE/ AR / AAE / AS / ASStat / AS-Alchemy-1 / AS-Alchemy-2 / DISI/ IAU / ISE / DO / UBDA / ELC-LTU / AAE_HKAR147 / RISUD / ITDO / P / AF / ABCT / IGDS / AMA / APSS / SO / HSEO / CBS-CLC / CSO / ME / AP / COMP / RISU / OGUR / MM / UHS / OUS / CLC / BME / OSL / HRO / CBC
    • smb://NSF-DEPT1.ITS.POLYU.EDU.HK/XXXX (note: XXXX is your department code)
  • Server path for other departments:
    • smb://NSF-DEPT2.ITS.POLYU.EDU.HK/YYYY (note: YYYY is your department code)
  • For SHTM, please consult your technician for your server path

If you don't know the dept. NSF path, please:

  • Refer to FAQ "How to access Q: & P: drive at home"
  • Contact your dept. administrator or
  • Contact IT HelpCentre
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