Set up the T-Drive on Windows and Mac

What is the T-Drive?

The T-Drive is a file server hosted on St. Lawrence's campus where professors may sometimes put files that are needed for class. While not every class will require you to have the T-Drive on your computer, you may want to install it anyway just to save yourself some time later. 

Please note that you must be connected to SLU VPN in order to connect to the T-Drive from off campus.

How to set up the T-Drive on Windows:

  1. In the task bar, click on the folder icon to open File Explorer.
  2. On the left sidebar in the window that appears, click This PC.
  3. In the bar at the top, click on Map Network Drive.
    • In Windows 10: It will be located by first clicking on Computer.
    • In Windows 11: It will be located by first clicking on the More Options button (the button with the three horizontal dots.)
  4. In the drop-down menu next to Drive, choose the letter T.
  5. In the space next to Folder, enter the following: \\ourslu.stlawu.local\classes
  6. Make sure that Reconnect at sign-in is checked. 
  7. Click Finish.
  8. If prompted, enter your full SLU email address and password.
    • If you are connecting to Scratch, enter your SLU username and password instead.
  9. Click Ok.

How to set up the T-Drive on Mac:

  1. Click on the Finder icon in your dock.
  2. In the menu bar at the top, click Go.
  3. Click Connect to Server.
  4. In the Server Address text box, enter the following: smb://ourslu.stlawu.local/classes
  5. Click Connect.
  6. If prompted, enter your SLU username and password.
  7. To create a shortcut on your desktop, in the menu bar at the top, click Finder.
  8. Click Preferences.
  9. Under the "Show these items on the desktop" section, check the box next to Connected servers.
  10. On your desktop, right-click (or hold Control and click) the icon that appeared on your desktop.
  11. Click Make Alias.
    • You can now uncheck the Connected servers option in your Finder Preferences. 
    • For the sake of clarity, it is recommended to rename the Alias you created to match the exact name of the Network Drive you connected. 

What about on Chromebooks?

The T Drive cannot be installed natively on a Chromebook. However, the T Drive is available on all St. Lawrence lab computers, and a virtual lab computer is available through the virtual desktop service.


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