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UNRNAS: Mapping in Windows XP

To map a drive letter to your UNRNAS share, you will need to know the network path of the files. This is in the format \\storage\path\to\folder.

If you only know the drive letter your department uses (such as the G: drive or S: drive), then you will need to ask a member of your department for the full path. Unfortunately, IT Support is unable to look up network paths by drive letter, as the letter is not specific to a particular location. However, we may be able to find the location based on your department and the type of share you are after.

Once you have the network path of the folder, these instructions will help you to map it to a drive letter.

  1. Open Windows Explorer by pressing the Win Key Key and "E" at the same time on your keyboard, or click My Computer from the Start menu.
  2. From the menu on the top, click on Tools, and then click on Map network drive.Map Network Drive
  3. A screen will appear, enter in the following information:Map Network Drive
    • Drive: Pick the drive letter you would like to use for this Network Share. Some departments like to standardize this, so check with your departmental administrator to find out if there is a specific letter you should be using. Otherwise, pick whichever letter you would like.
    • Folder: Enter in the network path to your UNRNAS share. It must be written in the form \\storage\folder\to\share. If you are connecting from the wireless network, or from off-campus, you will need to enter the server name as
    • If you are connecting from the wireless network, off-campus, or a computer that you did not log into with your NetID, click on the Connect using a different user name.
      1. A box will appear. Enter in your fully-qualified NetID (e.g. UNR\NetID) and password. Click OK.Connect As
    Click Finish.
  4. If everything has been entered correctly, a new drive letter will appear in your list of available drives in My Computer.Network Drives

If you have any issues connecting to your UNRNAS share, please contact IT Support.

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