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Maping a Network Drive

You can map a specific drive letter to any shared resource on a network. By default, your K: drive should be mapped to your personal home directory (ex: \\server\userid).
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If you would like to access your files from off-grounds, please see our instructions here to learn how to do so.

Mapping a new drive

It only takes a few simple steps to map a drive.
- First you need to either:
  • Right-click on My Computer -> Select 'Map Network Drive'
  • OR Double-click on My Computer, then choose Tools -> Map Network Drive from the menu
- You should see this window appear:


- Next, choose the drive letter to which you would like your drive to be mapped.

- Enter the server and share which you would like to connect to.
  • If you would like to have this drive mapped on every login, simply choose the 'Reconnect at login' checkbox.
- Choose Finish

Mapping As a Different User

The situation can arise where you might like to map a drive to a directory of which the account you are logged into is not the owner of the directory. As long as you have permission to access this particular drive, you can still gain access to it. The way to access it is you need to click on the 'connect using a different user name' link on the Map Network Drive window.



- You will need to enter your user name with the syntax of "CSDOM\userid"

- Then enter in the appropriate password
Note: you cannot connect to the same directory as two different users at the same time while using the same server. To get around this, you can either:
  • use the full server name (ie. \\athena.cs.virginia.edu\userid instead of \\athena\userid)
  • or use the full IP address of the server itself (ie. \\128.143.136.15\userid)
  • Mount Home Directory on a MacOS

    Your home directory can be mounted while within the CS Department.

    To do so, open a command line and type:
    mount.cifs //apollo/rfd7a ./Home -o username=rfd7a,domain=CSDOM