File Storage / Connect to network file storage in Windows


  • To provide instruction on connecting to and mapping network drives when:
    • You want to connect to network file storage from a Windows computer
    • You want to access network file storage on MyFiles or MUFiles


  • File Storage & Sharing
    • 10299: myFiles
    • 10411: MUFiles
  • Windows
  • Network Drives


  1. Open Windows File Explorer
  2. Right-click on This PC located in the left-hand navigation area and choose Map network drive
  3. From the Drive drop-down, select an available drive letter
  4. In the Folder text box, enter \\\files 
  5. Click Finish
  6. When prompted to log in, enter your Miami UniqueID and MUnet password
    • Enter it\ preceding your UniqueID (e.g., it\publicjq)
      • When entering your UniqueID you must specify the Active Directory domain, IT\
    • If the account you use to log in to your computer is not the same as your Miami UniqueID and password, check Connect using different credentials
  7. Click Finish



  • Network file storage is available to faculty, staff, and students on myFiles 
  • Faculty and staff may also have departmental network file storage on MUFiles



Article ID: 9161
Wed 10/21/15 9:55 AM
Fri 2/3/23 10:31 AM
Can you resolve this issue yourself?
Yes! This is self-service with a smile.
Supported Office or Community
University Staff or Faculty

Related Services / Offerings (1)

Provides document storage offerings (e.g., M-drive, MUFiles, etc.) and commercial services like Google Drive. Web document storage allows users to store and collaborate on documents and other files over the internet. Documents stored using these services will remain available if the client’s computer breaks, because the documents are “backed up” on the web document storage service.