HDFS 206 Portfolio Access

HDFS 206 share drive access instructions

If you are off‐campus, you must first connect to the VPN. 

VPN instructions are available at: 

Windows instructions:
1. Open a Windows Explorer window by opening any folder or My Documents. 
folder explorer

2. In the center bar at the top of the window, type or copy the following path: \\ad.uillinois.edu\aces\HDFS\Share\EVERYONE\CDL-ECDL\Pictures_and_Portfolios 
folder path

3. If prompted for a username and password, use uofi\yournetid and your AD password.
  • Make sure to sign in as another user rather that your default system account. windows select user
4. Navigate to your desired folder. 
5. Right-click and drag the folder to your desktop. You will be given an option to create a shortcut. You may use the shortcut for all future access.


MacOS instructions:
1. Click on Go, located in the Finder menu at the top of your screen. 
2. Click on Connect to Server
mac connect to server

3. In the address field, type or copy in the following path: smb://ad.uillinois.edu/aces/HDFS/Share/EVERYONE/CDL-ECDL/Pictures_and_Portfolios 
  •  Click on the + symbol to save the address. 
4. Click on Connect. 
5. When prompted for a username and password, use uofi\yournetid and your AD password. 
login mac

6. Navigate to your desired folder. 


You will find the address saved for all future connections. If you have issues, please consult ds‐ccsg@illinois.edu or visit Bevier Hall 158 with any questions




Keywords:HDFS 206, HDFS   Doc ID:113668
Owner:James K.Group:University of Illinois - College of ACES
Created:2021-09-13 13:21 CSTUpdated:2021-09-13 14:35 CST
Sites:University of Illinois - College of ACES
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