How to Map a Network Share Drive in Windows 7 or 10

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How do I map a Shared Drive in Windows 7 or 10?

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Overview

This guide will walk you through how to map your YSU network shared drive.
Please note: The instructions for mapping a network shared drive differs between students and faculty/staff as well which version of Windows you are using (i.e. Windows 7 / Windows 10) 

If this is a YSU Computer, please try restarting the machine and the drive should map automatically. 

Off-Campus:

If you are trying to connect to a YSU Network Share Drive from off-campus, you will first need to install and connect to the VPN. Please view the below article for instructions on installing the GlobalProtect VPN

 

Please select whether you are a Student or Faculty/Staff below to view the correct instructions:
 

Faculty/Staff Instruction

If you’re using Windows 10, follow the steps below:

Map a network drive to get to it from File Explorer in Windows without having to look for it or type its network address each time.

  1. Open File Explorer from the taskbar or the Start menu. Or press the Windows logo key and the E key at the same time.
  2. Select This PC from the left pane. Then, on the Computer tab, click Map Network Drive.
  3. In the Drive list, click any available drive letter.
  4. In the Folder box, type the path of the folder. 

    For personal 'Tank' drives, use "\\ysu.local\dfs\HomeShare\yourusername" (without quotes)

    For 'Bucket' shared drives, use "\\bucket.ysu.edu\drivename" (without quotes)

    For 'Vault' shared drives, use "\\vault.ysu.edu\drivename" (without quotes)

  5. To connect every time you log on to your computer, click the Reconnect at sign-in check box.
  6. When asked to sign in, enter YSU\username and your Portal Password.
  7. Click Finish.

Note: If you can't connect to a network drive or folder, the computer you're trying to connect to might be turned off, or you might not have the correct permissions. Please contact the Service Desk at 330-941-1595.

If you’re using Windows 7, follow the steps below:

Map a network drive to get to it from Computer or Windows Explorer without having to look for it or type its network address each time.

  1. Open Computer by clicking the Start button and then clicking Computer.
  2. Click Map Network Drive.
  3. In the Drive list, click any available drive letter.
  4. In the Folder box, type the path of the folder: \\ysu.local\dfs\HomeShare\yourusername
  5. To connect every time you log on to your computer, click the Reconnect at logon check box.
  6. When asked to sign in, enter YSU\username and your Portal Password.
  7. Click Finish.

Note: If you can't connect to a network drive or folder, the computer you're trying to connect to might be turned off, or you might not have the correct permissions. Please contact the Service Desk at 330-941-1595.

 

Student Instruction:

If you’re using Windows 10, follow the steps below:

Map a network drive to get to it from File Explorer in Windows without having to look for it or type its network address each time.

  1. Open File Explorer from the taskbar or the Start menu. Or press the Windows logo key and the E key at the same time.
  2. Select This PC from the left pane. Then, on the Computer tab, click Map Network Drive.
  3. In the Drive list, click any available drive letter.
  4. In the Folder box, type the path of the folder. 

    For personal 'Tank' drives, use "\\tank.ysu.edu\yourusername" (without quotes)

    For 'Bucket' shared drives, use "\\bucket.ysu.edu\drivename" (without quotes)

    For 'Vault' shared drives, use "\\vault.ysu.edu\drivename" (without quotes)

  5. To connect every time you log on to your computer, click the Reconnect at sign-in check box.
  6. When asked to sign in, enter YSU\username and your Portal Password.
  7. Click Finish.

Note: If you can't connect to a network drive or folder, the computer you're trying to connect to might be turned off, or you might not have the correct permissions. Please contact the Service Desk at 330-941-1595.

If you’re using Windows 7, follow the steps below:

Map a network drive to get to it from Computer or Windows Explorer without having to look for it or type its network address each time.

  1. Open Computer by clicking the Start button and then clicking Computer.
  2. Click Map Network Drive.
  3. In the Drive list, click any available drive letter.
  4. In the Folder box, type the path of the folder: \\tank.ysu.local\yourusername 
  5. To connect every time you log on to your computer, click the Reconnect at logon check box.
  6. When asked to sign in, enter YSU\username and your Portal Password.
  7. Click Finish.

Note: If you can't connect to a network drive or folder, the computer you're trying to connect to might be turned off, or you might not have the correct permissions. Please contact the Service Desk at 330-941-1595.

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Article ID: 77982
Created
Thu 5/9/19 10:02 AM
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