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U and O drive on Mac (WebDAV)

At the moment, you may experience problems using WebDAV. Files that have been copied or moved, may be ’empty’ (size: 0 KB). Please verify that copied or moved files are transferred successfully to their destination. We are investigating the cause. It is advised you access the network drives via SMB.

This manual describes how you can access the files on your Utrecht University network drives on a macOS device. You need an active internet connection to be able to do this.

Do you often collaborate on documents with other users who also work on Windows systems? We then recommend to connect the network drives via SMB.

  • Step 1

    Open Finder. Je vindt dit icoon meestal links onderaan bij de startbalk.

  • Step 2

    In the taskbar at the top click “Go” and select “Connect to Server…” from the dropdown menu.

  • Step 3

    For “Server Address” enter either of the following details:

    To connect to your U-drive:

    Replace <Solis-id> with your own, Solis-id, so for example: https://webdav.uu.nl/users/janss101

    To connect to the O-drive:

    Next click the plus sign to make it a favorite, this means you will not need to repeat these steps every time.

    Lastly click “Connect”.

  • Be sure to enter https (with -s at the end) and not http.

    If you want to connect both drives then simply repeat the steps in this manual using the other connection details.

  • Step 4

    The first time you connect to one of the drives you will be asked for a username and password.

    Under “Name” enter your UU email address and for “Password” your (Solis)password.

    Tick the box “Remember this password in my keychain” if you do not want to have to enter it again the next time you connect.

    Note: only save your password on private devices and when you are sure others do not have access to the device.

  • Step 5

    The network drive has now been connected.

    You can access it by navigating to the drive via “Finder”.

    Your drives will be listed on the left under “webdav.uu.nl”. If you have connected both you will see:

    •  Your U-drive. This folder is labelled with your Solis-id (see the screenshot for an example).
    • The O-drive. This folder is labelled “data”.

Last modified: 30/09/2019

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