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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: “\\minerfiles.mst.edu\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.