Network Drive connection - Windows

Issue:

I need to connect to a drive or server on the CofC network.

Environment:

Windows

Resolution:

Use Windows File Explorer

  1. Open Windows File Explorer 
  2. In the network location area at the top of the screen (next to the monitor icon), type in two backslashes followed by the name of the server you wish to access (ex: \\1techsvr)
  3. Press Enter

 

Use the Run Dialogue Box

  1. Press the Windows + R keys on your keyboard to open a Run dialogue box
  2. Type in two backslashes followed by the name of the server you wish to access (ex: \\1techsvr)
  3. Press Enter

 

Use the Search Box

  1. In the "Type here to search" box, type in two backslashes followed by the name of the server you wish to access (ex: \\1techsvr)
  2. Press Enter

 

Map the Network Drive

If this is a location you will frequently visit, it will be best to map the network drive so that you don't have to keep typing in the server and navigating the file path.

See how to map a network drive for details on how to do that. 

 

Notes about Off Campus and Wireless Connections:

In order to connect off campus you must connect to VPN and use the fully qualified domain name for the server. The fully qualified domain name is simply adding .cougars.int to the end of the server name. For example: \\Servername.cougars.int

To connect to a specific folder in the drive, you would use the fully qualified domain name, a backslash and the folder name. For example: \\Servername.cougars.int\foldername

 

Do you still need help? Create a support ticket, and someone will contact you. File Assistance, or File Access Request

 

 

Details

Article ID: 54534
Created
Fri 5/25/18 3:14 PM
Modified
Fri 6/19/20 9:29 AM