In addition to saving documents to the H: drive, you have the option of saving work to a network drive. Department and specialty drives provide workspace for many users. Use of these drives is made available by department and/or workgroup. In order to access network drives, you must connect to them. Windows refers to this as Mapping a network drive.
NOTE: The majority of these instructions refer to MY COMPUTERon the Desktop. Instead of the text My Computer, you may see your username followed by the computer name (e.g. SMITHA on LAB-BNP-1104C).
There are several common shared network drives. Letters shown for Drive are recommended, but in most cases, other letters will work. Folders are identified first by the server name (e.g., sgs1) and then by the share name (i.e., the portion allocated to that user group).
NOTE: In the case of student H: drives, the user groups have been divided according to the first letter of last names.
|Faculty H: Drives|
In order to access a network drive, you must connect or map the drive.
On the Desktop, right click MY COMPUTER » select Map Network Drive...
On the Desktop, right click MY NETWORK PLACES » select Map Network Drive...
The Map Network Drive dialog box appears.
OPTIONAL: From the Drive pull-down list, select the appropriate letter for the drive you are mapping
EXAMPLE: If you are mapping to your department share, select S:
In the Folder text box, type \\server\share$ (e.g., \\storage\acctsh$ or \\storage\deptdir)
NOTE: You must know the exact name for both the server and the network share. If there is a dollar sign at the end of the share name, you must include it.
If you are mapping to the W: drive, type \\storage\deptdir
If you are mapping to your web space, type \\lucy\username$
OPTIONAL: To preserve this mapping each time you log on, select Reconnect at logon
The drive is mapped and ready to be accessed.
If prompted, to connect to the newly mapped drive, type your username and password, and click OK
On the Desktop, right click MY COMPUTER » select Disconnect Network Drive...
On the Desktop, right click MY NETWORK PLACES » select Disconnect Network Drive...
The Disconnect Network Drive dialog box appears.
From the Disconnect Network Drive dialog box, select the drive you want to disconnect
The selected drive is now disconnected.