Discover my Network Drives

Document on how to determine which network drives you are currently using and have mapped on a given computer. This information is useful if you wish to map network drives on a non-university home computer or a new computer.

Windows

  1. Open File Explorer
  2. Left click This PC 
  3. Write down or take a picture of all the mapped drives (usually listed after the Windows (C:) drive).
    1. For example, your home drive will display as "netid (\\astro.vetmed.illinois.edu\home\) (H:).  To map this network drive example on a another computer you will use \\astro\home\netid
      1. As indicated above note the vetmed.illinois.edu is not required when mapping astro, felix, pluto and fido.
  4. For instructions on mapping a network drive to a new computer see: Map a Network Drive   

Mac

  1. Select Finder
  2. Select Go
  3. Select Connect to Server
  4. Write down or take a picture of your connected servers
    • For example, Home holders are always the path and NetID  for example smb://astro.ad.uillinois.edu/home/netid  (Just insert your NetID)
  5. For instructions on mapping a network drive to a new computer see: Map a Network Drive