How do I map a network shared drive?

Off-Campus Users*

Windows

  1. Open the File Explorer and select This PC. Along the top of the screen it should say Map Network Drive.
  • You can also right-click on This PC and select Map Network Drive.

A screenshot of the menu bar from File Explorer on the Computer tab. The map network drive button is in a red square.

  1. Select Map Network Drive.
  2. In the new window, click into the Drive: field and select a letter that is not taken.

 A screenshot a a window that says: What network folder would you like to map. There are places to enter the drive and folder and check boxes that say: reconnect at sign in and connect using different credentials.

  1. In the Folder: field, type in the full drive address:
  • \\fs.ad.und.edu\... (Contact your department IT support person for the full address) 
  • Your personal drive address will be: \\fs.ad.und.edu\vpsa\private\ndus.identifier
  • If you check Reconnect at sign-in, then the shared drive will automatically connect each time you login on your computer until you manually disconnect it.
  1. When prompted, enter in your NDUS.Identifier credentials.
  • If you are off campus, enter ad\ndus.identifier
  1. 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.

A screenshot from file explorer. Many folders from the PC are displayed, one called SHARED (S:) is selected.

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/SHARE/ (Contact your department IT support person for the full address. The path will need to be entered with a forward slash at the end for the drive to map)
  4. Click + to save the server address for future (if desired)
  5. Click connect and a new drive should mount.
  6. When prompted, enter in your NDUS.Identifier username and password.
  • If you are off campus, enter ad\ndus.identifier
  1. You should now have access to your private and department file shares.

 


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