Windows 8 Map a Network Drive

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Guide

Important information to know before using this guide

  • Mapping A Network Drive means assigning it a Drive letter (commonly U:, M:, X:, or any other available letter) to a network share's full path which often begins with \\storage01.
  • You'll need your Stevens account Information as authentication.
  • After the Drive is mapped it will appear as a link under 'Computer.'
  • If you are OFF CAMPUS you must establish a VPN connection first before mapping a network drive.
    • Directions for setting up VPN on Windows 7 can be found here


Step 1 - Open your desktop then open file explorer which should be represented by a folder on your task bar

Step 2 - Click Map Network Drive

Towards the top of the window that just opened there will be a link button labelled 'Map a Network Drive.' That's exactly what we want to do, so go ahead and click to open.

Step 3 - Enter the Drive Name

Enter your desired network share location in dialog box labeled folder. In this tutorial we will map the Personal drive which has your username in the path, but you may wish to access ms or public. Make sure the box labeled Connect using different credentials is checked. Press the Finish to proceed.


Step 4 - Enter your Stevens username and password

To complete the mapping process, enter your Stevens user name and password.
You must type campus\ before your username, so if your username was jsmith you would type campus\jsmith.

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