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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
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.
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