File storage options for faculty and staff

OneDrive for Business

OneDrive for Business is available through your UND Office 365 email. It is free for current UND students, faculty, and staff. OneDrive for Business offers 1 TB of cloud storage to store, share, and sync your files across all your devices. 

Web Access (Quick Access)

To access OneDrive for Business, log into your UND email. Click the Office 365 App Menu in the top left and select OneDrive.

Office 365 Apps menu.

Download the Apps

The OneDrive for Business apps allow you to sync all of your work across all of your devices. You can download the appropriate apps on the Microsoft OneDrive App Download page.

If you need assistance accessing your UND Office 365 email, please go to the Microsoft Office 365: Email and Features page

Introduction to OneDrive for Business

Netstorage Web Access

Web access allows remote access to file storage from one convenient location.

Go to the UND Netstorage Login page.

NetStorage login page.

Login Instructions

  • Login: NDUS.Identifier (same ID as Campus Connection/Blackboard)
  • Password: (same ID as Campus Connection/Blackboard)

If you have forgotten your password or have not claimed your account, please go to the NDUS Account page.

Mapping Netstorage

Do not map drives on non-UND owned computers. 

  1. Log into Campus VPN (off-campus users only) - - VPN Instructions.
  2. Map Network Drive - Follow Instructions for Windows or Mac

Windows

  1. Click the start button and click Computer, My Computer, or This PC. Along the top of the screen it should say Map Network Drive.

File Explorer showing This PC with the Map Network Drive button.

  1. Choose drive letter U or the next available drive letter.
  2. Type this in for the folder address:
    • \\undstufs.ad.und.edu\students\username (firstname.lastname usually)
    • If you check the Reconnect at logon box, then the shared drive will automatically connect each time you login on your computer until you manually disconnect it.
  3. When prompted, enter AD\ and your NDUS.Identifier for your username and use your NDUS.identifier password.
  4. You should see a new drive under the network location category in your file manager and have access to your U-Drive file storage.

Mac

  1. Press the command button and the letter K at the same time.  You may instead click on the file manager (Finder) in your dock or click on your desktop.
  2. The menu at the top of the screen should list File, Edit, View, Go, Window, and Help.  Select Go - > Connect to server.
  3. Type in:
    • smb://undstufs.ad.und.edu/Students/username (firstname.lastname usually)
    • Click connect.

Mac Connect to Server window.

  1. Click + to save the server address for future (if desired)
  2. Click connect and a new drive should mount.
  3. When prompted, enter in your NDUS.Identifier username and password.
  4. You should now have access to your Netstorage file storage.

If you have forgotten your password or have not claimed your account, please go to the NDUS Account page.

Accessing UDrive Materials

If you use the UDrive service, you should be able to access those materials through the Netstorage online portal. In the top right corner of the folder listing of the Netstorage portal, you should see a page count.  You may need to go on to other pages to find the 'udrive' folder.  Alternatively, you can have the page display more items per page and the 'udrive' folder may display on the first page.

Map Private Drives and Department File Share

Do not map drives on non-UND owned computers. 

  1. Log into Campus VPN (off-campus users only) - VPN Instructions.
  2. Map Network Drive - Follow Instructions for Windows or Mac

Windows

  1. Click the start button and click Computer, My Computer, or This PC. Along the top of the screen it should say Map Network Drive.

File Explorer showing This PC with the Map Network Drive button.

  1. Choose drive letter P or the next available drive letter.
  2. Type in:
    • \\fs.ad.und.edu\... (Contact your department IT support person for the full address) 
    •  If you check the Reconnect at logon box, then the shared drive will automatically connect each time you login on your computer until you manually disconnect it.
  3. When prompted, enter in your NDUS.Identifier username and password.
  4. You should see a new drive under the network location category in your file manager and have access to your private and department file shares.

 Mac

  1. Press the command button and the letter K at the same time.  You may instead click on the file manager (Finder) in your dock or click on your desktop.
  2. The menu at the top of the screen should list File, Edit, View, Go, Window, and Help. Select Go - > Connect to server.
  3. Type in:
    • smb://fs.ad.und.edu/... (Contact your department IT support person for the full address)

Mac Connect to Server window.

  1. Click + to save the server address for future (if desired)
  2. Click connect and a new drive should mount.
  3. When prompted, enter in your NDUS.Identifier username and password.
  4. You should now have access to your private and department file shares.

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