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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
- 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?
- 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.
Select a drive letter from the list of available letters.
- Enter the network address you have obtained:
- 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.
- Tick Connect using different credentials (not required on a Deakin Desktop computer).
- Enter network credentials:
- Enter your Deakin Username with the prefix du\ (e.g. du\jbloggs)
- Enter your Deakin Password.
The mapped network drive will now be visible under Network Locations within Computer (or This PC).