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Mapping a network drive in Windows 7

How to map a network drive in Windows 7

NOTE: 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: VPN on Windows

1.  Navigate to the Start Menu, then click ‘Computer’ from the right-hand side of the menu.

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

3.   In the Map Network Drive window, select a drive letter from the drop-down 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: “\\\dfs\users\username
NOTE: Be sure to replace ‘username’ with your actual username.

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

5.   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. NOTE: Disregard this step if you are on a campus-managed computer.

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

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:

Keywords:network drive mapping, mapping a drive, windows 7,remote, access, s, r, w, y   Doc ID:62415
Owner:Connie G.Group:Missouri University of Science and Technology
Created:2016-03-31 13:35 CDTUpdated:2018-07-10 09:45 CDT
Sites:Missouri University of Science and Technology
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