Duquesne University School of Law

Map Network Drive

How to manually map a network/ shared drive

Mapping a network drive associates a drive letter (such as "S", "H" etc.) on local computer to a shared network folder location on a server.

To map a network drive:

  1. Right-click on Computer and select "Map Network Drive..."
  2. Select an available drive letter (it makes no difference which one, although it is recommended offices/departments use the same letter)
  3. Enter the Folder location (typically supplied by your IT Department)
  4. Check the Reconnect at logon box.
  5. Click Finish.

 

Connecting to network folder on a Mac

Connecting a shared network folder is slightly different on a Mac as no drive letter will be associated.

  1. From the Finder, select Go > Connect to Server
  2. Enter the server address (typically supplied by your IT Department). The server address should have smb:// in the beginning (you may want to add the address to your "Favorites")
  3. Click Connect and enter in your multipass credentials.