How do I connect my Windows PC to the file server/shared drive?

Connecting to the file server

  1. If you are off campus, you will first need to connect to the VPN
  2. On the Desktop or after clicking the Start button, right-click on My Computer or This PC, and then left-click "Map Network Drive..."
  3. Choose which drive letter you want to map the drive to in the Drive drop-down list. The standard is U: for your personal drive, and S: for the shared drive.
  4. Next to the Folder textbox, type in one of the following:
    • \\\username, where username is your career account login, for your U: drive
    • \\\shared, for the S: drive:
  5. Make sure the checkbox next to Reconnect at logon is selected if you wish to have this drive appear each time you restart your computer.
  6. When prompted for a username, enter BOILERAD\username
  7. Click OK.
  8. Click Finish.
  9. The U: (or S:) drive should appear in My Computer.
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