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At IUN, how do I map a network drive in Windows?

Note: If you are off campus, you will need to establish a VPN connection before connecting to a network drive; see The basics of VPN at IU.

To map a network drive at Indiana University Northwest in Windows 7, Vista, or XP:

  1. In Windows 7 and Vista, from the Start menu, open Computer.

    In Windows XP, from the Start menu, open My Computer, and then, at the top, select the Tools menu.

    Important: As of April 8, 2014, Microsoft no longer supports Windows XP with security updates. To ensure the highest security standards, the UITS Support Center no longer registers Windows XP devices to the IU network. UITS strongly recommends that you look into the options for replacing or upgrading your Windows XP computers for full compatibility with IU systems. See About end of life for Windows XP.

  2. Click Map Network Drive... . In the "Drive:" field, select a letter to assign to the drive. UITS recommends using S: for departments and H: for home.

  3. To connect to the drive every time you start your computer, select Reconnect at logon.

  4. In the "Folder:" field, enter the path name of the network drive:

    • For a departmental folder, enter \\\data .
    • For your home folder, enter \\\username , replacing username with your IU Network ID username.

    Note: If you do not know the name of your departmental folder, please contact your department secretary.

  5. In Windows 7, check Connect using different credentials, and then click Finish.

    In Vista and XP, under the "Folder:" field, click different user name.

  6. In the window that appears, in the "User name:" field, enter ads\username , replacing username with your IU Network ID username. In the "Password:" field, enter your IU Network ID passphrase.

  7. Click OK. In Vista and XP, click Finish.
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