How to connect to a network drive

Question or Issue:

How do I connect to a folder on the network to access my files from on campus?


Instructions:

To connect to a network drive in Windows 10

To connect to a network drive in Windows 7

To connect to a network drive on a Mac


To connect to a network drive in Windows 10

  • Open File Explorer.
  • In the left panel, click This PC.
  • Click Map Network Drive from the File ribbon.

  • Choose the drive, and then enter the full path of the folder.

  • Click Finish.

The server appears in the list of items under This PC in the left panel.

To connect to a network drive in Windows 7

  • Open File Explorer.
  • In the left panel, click Computer.
  • Click Map network drive in the toolbar at the top of the screen.

  • Choose the drive and enter the full path of the folder.

  • Click Finish.

The server appears in the list of items under Computer in the left panel.

To connect to a network drive on a Mac

  •  Click the Finder icon in the Dock.

 

  • From the Go menu in Finder, select Connect to Server.

  • Enter smb://[servername] and then type the full path of the folder.

     Replace "yourusername" above with your bowdoin username.
    • To connect to the department drive, type smb://microwave/dept
    • To connect to your personal folder, type smb://microwave/home/yourusername                   

  • Click Connect.

The network drive appears as an icon on the Desktop.

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