Mapping a Network Drive on Windows

 

To map a network drive, the drive location must be known.

Please note: If you are unable to access a drive previously mapped, reboot the computer. If the drive still doesn’t automatically map, complete the steps below.

You must be on the UCONN Network, if you are not you will have to connect to the UCONN Network using the University’s VPN Client.

Windows 10

1. Open file explorer and select This PC.

2. Make sure that the Computer tab is selected at the top of the window (the other tabs are File and View). Click on Map Network Drive from the menu and then select Map Network Drive.

3. Follow from Step 2 in the Windows 7 procedure of this document to successfully map the network drive.

Windows 8

1. Open file explorer and click on the Computer tab on the left sidebar of the window, then click on Computer tab on top.

2. Click on Map Network Drive from the drop-down menu.

3. Follow from Step 2 in the Windows 7 procedure of this document to successfully map the network drive.

Windows 7

1. Start by right clicking on Computer and selecting Map network drive…

2. At the Map Network Drive window, select the drive letter you would like to use and input the folder path.

For UITS managed drives use the drive letter: Q

For UITS managed drives use folder path: \\grove.ad.uconn.edu\EFS

3. Finally, if you are mapping this drive on a machine that is not bound to the Active Directory, or under a user who may not have specific access to map the drive, you may need to select Connect using different credentials; make sure to select this before pressing Finish. You’ll then be given the login prompt from Windows Security.

4. Enter the appropriate credentials and press OK. Restart the computer; Windows should automatically open your mapped drive.

Note: To specify domain use “domain name””user name”

The network drive should now show up in Computer > Network Location > File explorer.

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