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Mapping a network drive

How to map a network drive

To map a network drive, follow the steps below: 

1.   If you are off-campus, you will first need to connect to the campus VPN. To set up the VPN, please follow the instructions here: it.mst.edu/services/virtual-private-network/virtual-private-network-tutorials/
Disregard this step if you are on a campus network connection (campus Ethernet or WiFi).

2.   If you are using Windows 7: Navigate to the Start Menu, then click ‘Computer’ from the right-hand side of the menu.
If you are using Windows 8.1 or Windows 10: Open the File Explorer, and click ‘This PC’ from the menu in the left-hand column. Click ‘Computer’ in the menu ribbon at the top of the window.

3.   In the Computer window, select ‘Map Network Drive’ from the menu ribbon:


4.   In the Map Network Drive window, select a drive letter from the dropdown menu (the letters are completely arbitrary—you can choose whichever letter is not currently occupied [typically anything other than C:, D:, E:, F:, or G:]). In the Folder field, enter the desired network path.



To map your User network drive, enter the following, without quotation marks: “\\minerfiles.mst.edu\dfs\users\username
(Be sure to replace ‘username’ with your actual username.)

5.   Make sure that the ‘Reconnect at logon’ box is checked.

6.   If you are on a personal computer, make sure that the ‘Connect using different credentials’ box is checked. Use “MST-USERS\username” (sans quotation marks) and     your S&T password as credentials. Disregard this step if you are on a campus-managed computer.

7.   Click ‘Finish.’ You will need to repeat this process for each network path you wish to map.

Please let us know if we can provide any further assistance. 

Thank you,
S&T IT Help
573-341-4357


For assistance please contact the IT Help Desk by calling 573-341-4357 (HELP), visiting the IT Help Desk on the first floor of the Curtis Laws Wilson Library, or submitting a ticket online at: http://help.mst.edu




Keywords:network drive mapping, mapping a drive   Doc ID:62415
Owner:Connie G.Group:Missouri University of Science and Technology
Created:2016-03-31 12:35 CSTUpdated:2017-07-27 11:35 CST
Sites:Missouri University of Science and Technology
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