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Mapping a Drive on Windows 8 & 10

This document shows how to map a network drive on Windows 8 and Windows 10.

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, and search 'This PC'.

This PC Icon

2. In the This PC window, select the 'Computer' tab from the menu ribbon.

Computer Tab

3. Click 'Map network drive' in the 'Computer' menu panel.

Map Drive Button

4. 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 textbox, enter the desired network path.

For Department drives: \\\dfs\dept
For Research drives: \\\dfs\research
For S: drives: \\\dfs\users\<username>
For User Web: \\\dfs\userweb\<username>

5. Check 'Reconnect at logon'. If you are on a personal computer, be sure to check 'Connect using different credentials'.

Map Drive Window

6. If you are on a personal computer, enter 'MST-USERS\<username>' for your username and then your S&T Password to login.

Credentials Window

7. 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:mapping, drive, windows, 8, 8.1, 10, remote, access, s, r, w, y   Doc ID:83259
Owner:Sean A.Group:Missouri University of Science and Technology
Created:2018-06-28 09:41 CSTUpdated:2018-07-10 08:45 CST
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