Connect to network file storage in Windows

Issue/Question

  • How do I map network drives?
  • How do I connect to network file storage from my Windows computer?
  • How do I access network file storage on MyFiles or MUFiles?

Environment

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

Resolution

  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 \\it.muohio.edu\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

 

Notes

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

 

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Article ID: 9161
Created
Wed 10/21/15 9:55 AM
Modified
Tue 9/17/19 12:23 PM
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