How to Connect Windows or macOS to FS1 Shared Folders
Contexts and Prerequisites

  • On campus using WSU-owned computer
    • Computer must be connected to Ethernet or WSU Wireless
  • On campus using personal computer
    • Computer must be connected to WSU Wireless
  • Off campus using WSU-owned or personal computer
    • Computer must be connected to the internet and the campus VPN (instructions here)
  • You know the path to your department's FS1 shared folder. If you do not, contact the help desk.
    • Example paths:
      • Windows: \\fs1\Med\Administration
        • You can browse on your own starting with the path \\fs1
      • MacOS: smb://fs1/Med/Administration
        • You can browse on your own starting with the path smb://fs1


Connect to FS1 Shares from Windows (macOS steps follow)

  1. Click the search box beside the Start button and type "File Explorer" (no quotes)


2. Enter your department's FS1 folder path into the path bar

3. Type your department's FS1 shared folder path, or just start at the root with \\fs1 (Windows) or smb://fs1 (macOS) and press Enter

4. Authenticate by specifying the domain followed by your network ID (e.g. ad.wsu.edu\butch.cougar)

  1. If you are not using a WSU-owned computer, you will have to select "Use a different account", then enter your credentials as Butch Cougar has done




5. Create a desktop shortcut to the shared folder; click and drag the path bar icon to the Desktop. Repeat this step for any other folders you'd like a shortcut to.



Connect to FS1 Shares from macOS

1. Open Finder (the happy face on the Dock)

2. From the menubar: Go > Connect to Server

3. Enter your department's FS1 shared folder path using the syntax specified at the beginning of these instructions (e.g. smb://fs1/Med). Save the path with the plus sign so you don't have to type it later.

4. Authenticate using ad.wsu.edu\NID (e.g. ad.wsu.edu\butch.cougar)

5. The shared folder will appear on the Desktop. It will disappear if connectivity to FS1 is severed.

If you need to reconnect, refer back to step 1