Accessing your home directory using Clemson Home Directory tool on a Mac

Home Directory space (U: drive) is provided for all faculty, staff and students with a valid Clemson User ID. Home Directory space is used by an individual to store files on campus.  One way to access it on a Mac is to use the Clemson Home Directory tool.

  • Open a web browser and go to
  • Click on Download Installer in the upper right hand side of the screen, and then click Continue, Continue, Continue
  • You will see a list of available software to install. De-select everything on the list except under Miscellaneous - leave Clemson Home Directory selected.
  • Click on Continue, Install.
  • You may be asked for your Mac password, then click Install Software.
  • You may need to restart your computer.
  • There will now be an icon on the desktop that says Clemson Home Directory. Double click on that icon.
  • You will see a message "You are attempting to connect to the server".  Click Connect.
  • Now it will ask for your Clemson user name and password.  Once you click Connect, your U: drive space will be mapped and you will see it under Finder.


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