Mapping a Network Drive on a PC or Mac

Problem/Question

  • How do you map a network drive on a PC or Mac?
  • My network drive stopped appearing

Overview

Many users save data to their university H drive or need access to group folders (S, Y, etc.) for work. These folders are on the network and must be mapped to your computer in order to access them. The following procedure explains how to map a drive.


Solution

Please click on your computer type below for the relevant instructions:

PC/Windows

 

Procedure-for-Mac

 

Procedure for PC/Windows

1. Go to the drive list. You can get to this by double-clicking the This PC (Windows 10) or Computer (Windows 7) icon on the desktop.

2. Near the top of the window, click on Map network drive.

3. In the Drive drop-down menu, select the appropriate letter.

Note: Common drive letters are H for home drive (the "H drive"), S for Groups (department shares), and Y for Utils.

4. In the Folder field type the correct network path.

  • For the H drive, the path is \\umd-home.umd.umich.edu\UNIQNAME , replace with UNIQNAME with your uniqname, all lowercase.
  • For the S Groups drive, the path is \\umd-groupshares.umd.umich.edu\groups . This can also be appended with the specific department folder. For example \\umd-groupshares.umd.umich.edu\groups\emsl will map directly to the EMSL group folder.
  • For the Y Utils drive, the path is \\umd-services.umd.umich.edu\utils .

5. Make sure that Reconnect at logon is checked.

6. If you are mapping a network drive to your university machine, do NOT select Connect using different credentials. If you are mapping to a personal machine, check this box.

 

7. Click finish.

Note: Selecting Connect using different credentials in the previous step will now prompt you for a username and password. Make sure your username is UMROOT\UNIQNAME , where UNIQNAME is replaced with your uniqname in all lowercase letters. Your password will be your Kerberos password (the same one you use for logging into university computers and email). Check the Remember my credentials box.

8. To add a shortcut to your Desktop for easy access, right click on the Desktop. Under the New menu, click on Shortcut.

9. In the Type the location of the item field, type the network path you used to map the drive above and click next.

 

10. You may rename the drive by entering a new name in the Type a name for this shortcut field. Click Finish and your shortcut will appear on the Desktop.

 

 

Procedure for Mac

1. Click on the Go menu in the top left-hand corner of the screen. Click on Connect to Server... in the drop-down menu.

2. In the Server Address field, type the correct network path.

  • For the H drive, the path is smb://umd-home.umd.umich.edu/UNIQNAME , with UNIQNAME replaced with your uniqname in all lowercase letters.
  • For the S Groups drive, the path is smb://umd-groupshares.umd.umich.edu/groups . This can also be appended with the specific department folder. For example smb://umd-groupshares.umd.umich.edu/groups/emsl with map directly to the EMSL group folder.
  • For the Y Utils drive, the path is smb://umd-services.umd.umich.edu/utils .

 

3. A popup will appear confirming the server address. Click Connect.

 

4. On a university imaged Mac, mapped drives will appear under the block M in the top-right corner.

5. On a personal Mac, click on Finder.

6. On the left panel under the section Shared, your mapped drives should be listed.


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Article ID: 57350
Created
Mon 7/16/18 12:01 PM
Modified
Mon 3/4/19 1:59 PM