uStor is a network-based file storage solution for saving App State files off your computer. You will often hear this referred to the M drive or P drive by Windows users.

This guide will show you how to access the server directly on your Mac and create a uStor alias for easier access.


You must be connected to VPN in order to use uStor when not connected to the asu network. More information is available in our article on Work/Teach/Learn From Home.

Step-by-step guide

  1. In the Finder Menu Bar, click on Go, then "Connect to Server..."

                         Connecting to a Server.

  2. In the Server Address field, type the path to the uStor directory:  smb://
    Entering the Server Address and clicking connect.
  3. Click Connect and login with your AppState credentials.
    Clicking connect to confirmatin server connection.Entering your App State credentials to authenticate connecting to the server.
  4. This will mount the uStor folder on the desktop.  
  5. Click Finder and go into Finder preferences. Ensure that Connected Servers is checked.

    Checking connecting servers check box.

  6. To create the shortcut to uStor on the Desktop, right-click or control-click on the mounted uStor Share icon from the desktop and select "Make Alias"

Making a UStor Alias.Finding the uStor alias icon on the desktop.

     6.  You will now have an alias of that uStor Share on your Desktop that won't go away when you eject it or disconnect from the network. Feel free to rename the alias to something suitable for you.

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