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How to map a network drive (Windows)

You need to have the correct permission granted to the access the network share drive before attempting this instruction.

Map the network drive

  1. Obtain the network address of the network share drive you wish to map – If mapping your home directory, please see What is my home directory?
  2. Once you know the correct network address, then:
    • Windows 7 - Click the Start button, right click on Computer and select Map Network Drive.
    • Windows 8.1 - Right click on the Windows icon and select File Explorer, then Click Computer > Map network drive
    • Windows 10 - Click the Start button, right click on File Explorer and select Map Network Drive.
  3. Select a drive letter from the list of available letters.

    select a drive letter

  4. Enter the network address you have obtained:
    1. Do Not tick the Reconnect at sign-in box, as this may lengthen your start up process when you are not connected to Deakin's network.
    2. Tick Connect using different credentials (not required on a Deakin Desktop computer).

      network address
  5. Enter network credentials:
    1. Enter your Deakin Username with the prefix du\ (e.g. du\jbloggs)
    2. Enter your Deakin Password.

      enter username and password
  6. The mapped network drive will now be visible under Network Locations within Computer (or This PC).

    the mapped drive

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