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cloudFiles – Install macOS Drive Client

Synopsis

The cloudFiles Drive Client allows you to access your files directly from the cloudFiles service without the need to sync a copy to your computer. This article provides the instructions needed to install the Drive Client on a macOS based machine. You will need Admin Rights to be able to complete the necessary steps. If you do not have the required privileges you can request the FEAS-IT group to do the install for you, using one of our communication channels.

Downloads

macOS Sierra or Above

other macOS versions

Instructions

If you have not already done so, use the links from the Downloads section to download the appropriate installer for the macOS Fuse and cloudFiles Drive Client.  If you do not know what version of macOS you have you can check by going to About This Mac from the Apple menu.

Open up Finder to the location you downloaded the two DMG files.  Double click the Fuse DMG and then double click the FUSE for macOS package installer.

The installer will warn you that it will run a program to determine if the software can be installed.  Click Continue.  Click Continue in the bottom right of the dialog.  Click Continue a third time on the license page of the dialog.  You then must click Agree to the EULA to continue.

After clicking Agree there will be a page with some installation options.  You should leave the default items checked and unchecked.  Unless you have already installed Fuse for another reason, the last item, MacFUSE Compatability Layer, should be unchecked.

Click Continue. Then on the final page click Install.  You will be prompted to enter administrator credentials to perform the install.

After the install performs its work you will get a The installation was successful dialog and you can click close.

Now that Fuse is installed successfully, the Drive Client can be installed.  In Finder double click the FileCloudMacDrive64 DMG file.  To install, simply drag the filecloudmacdrive in the supplied alias for the Applications folder.

You can close the Finder window.

 

Launch the newly installed Drive client by browsing to the Applications folder and double clicking, or by using Spotlight to find and run.  You will be presented with a configuration window.  In that window you will want to enter https://cloudfiles.engineering.queensu.ca as the Server URL.  Your NetID and related password go into the Account and Password fields.  The Mount Point field can be left to the default.  When all the settings are configured you can click the Mount Drive button.

You will now have a drive icon on your desktop (as seen here), unless you have connected drives turned off in the Finder.  You will also have the Drive Client icon in your menu bar (arrow).