SSW - How to Map a Network Drive

School of Social Work
Quite a bit of data is stored in shared folders, and it helps to have a quick and easy alternative to manually typing in a file path. Here's how to map the folder to a network drive for permanent quick access.

  1. Open File Explorer.
  2. On the left sidebar, there should be a shortcut named "Network". Right click the shortcut and select "Map network drive" from the drop-down menu.
    Network menu
  3. Select a letter drive that hasn't been taken and enter the folder location.
    Folder location entry field
  4. If you're on a school computer, just click "Finish". If you're on a personal computer, check "Connect using different credentials" first. When prompted for credentials, enter your username as "UOFI\" followed by your NetID and your password as your Active Directory password, then click "OK".

Keywords:map network drive folder   Doc ID:74497
Owner:Tony H.Group:University of Illinois Liberal Arts and Sciences
Created:2017-07-07 10:42 CDTUpdated:2023-07-19 09:49 CDT
Sites:University of Illinois Liberal Arts and Sciences
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