Mapping network shares in Windows

To manually map a drive to network share do the following:

1. Start the Map Network Drive program:

  • In Windows XP right-click on 'My Computer' and select 'Map Network Drive'.
  • In Windows Vista or Windows 7 click 'Start' and right-click on 'Computer' then select 'Map Network Drive'.

2. When the Map Network Drive program starts set Drive: to the drive you want to use, such as X:

3. Set Folder: to the network share you want to connect to, such as \\scieng0.scieng.ed.ac.uk\biolsci

  • Tick 'Reconnect at login' if you want the drive to reconnect after a reboot (home/remote users should untick this option).
  • If prompted for a username use your UUN prefixed with ed\
  • Click 'Finish'.
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