Connecting to Network Drives

Using the instructions below the chart for your computer's operating system and the information contained within it, you should be able to successfully connect to any network drive that you have access to.  To request access to a drive that you cannot access, please see the information here.

 

Drive Server Name Share Name
N saint.stlawu.local apps
P myslu.stlawu.local <your user name>
R ourslu.stlawu.local warehouse
S ourslu.stlawu.local shared
T ourslu.stlawu.local classes
U ourslu.stlawu.local images
V ourslu.stlawu.local videodata
W web.stlawu.local webshare
Scratch scratch.stlawu.local data

​Windows 10

  • In the bottom left corner of the menu bar, search for and open File Explorer
  • On the left side of this window, click This PC
  • At the top of the toolbar click Computer, which is next to File
  • In that pull-down, click Map Network Drive
  • Under the Drive drop down menu, select the appropriate drive letter
  • Where it says Folder: type in \\servername\share (See chart above for specific information.)
    • Use the drive table, located above, to find the appropriate server and share name
    • As a student, you will primarily use the P and T drives
  • Make sure that Reconnect at log-on is checked.  This will map the network drive every time you turn on your computer
  • If you are connecting from a personal computer, check the box that says Connect using different credentials
  • Click Finish
  • A login pop-up should appear. Click More choices
  • Click Use a different account
  • When prompted for username and password, type stlawu\username and type your SLU network password

Mac OS X 10.6+

  • Click on the Desktop or on the Finder icon on your dock
  • In the top menu, click Go, Connect to Server
  • In the Server Address text box, type in smb://Server Name/Share Name (See chart above for specific information.)
  • Click Connect.  If prompted, enter your network username and password
  • You can access the network drive from any Finder window; it will be listed under the Shared section of the Sidebar
  • Note: to connect to the P drive, you need to replace username with your network username without the quotes

Windows 8

  • Open your File Explorer  This icon appears as 3 manila folders and can be found in a multitude of ways:
    • In Desktop View:
      • Check if it is located on your toolbar at the bottom of the screen, if so, click on it
      • If not, swipe in from the right side of your screen, or hover your mouse cursor in the lower right corner of the screen to open the Charms bar
      • Then click on the Search icon and type File Explorer
    • In Start Menu:
      • Check if it is located in one of your columns and click on it
      • If not, you can just start typing File Explorer and then click on it
  • On the left side of the window, click Computer
  • Towards the top toolbar, click on Computer, which is next to File
  • In that pull-down, click Map Network Drive
  • Under the Drive drop down menu, select the appropriate drive letter
  • Where it says Folder: type in \\servername\share (See chart above for specific information.)
    • Use the drive table, located above, to find the appropriate server and share name
    • As a student, you will primarily use the P and T drives
  • Make sure that Reconnect at log-on is checked.  This will map the network drive every time you turn on your computer
  • If you are connecting from a personal computer, check the box that says Connect using different credentials
  • Click Finish

Windows Vista/7

  • Click the Start button and select Computer
  • Click Map Network Drive (located in the upper right hand corner of the window)
  • Under the Drive drop down menu, select the appropriate drive letter from the chart above
  • Where it says Folder, type in: \\Server Name\Share Name. (See chart above for specific information.)
  • Make sure that reconnect at log-on is checked.  This will map the network drive every time you turn on your computer
  • If you are connecting from a personal computer, check the box that says Connect using different credentials
  • Click Finish, and you will be able to access your network drive
  • On a personal computer, when prompted for username and password, type stlawu\username and type your SLU network password
  • Note: to connect to the P drive, you need to replace username with your network username without the quotes.Note: to connect to the P drive, you need to replace username with your network username without the quotes

 

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Article ID: 55235
Created
Thu 6/7/18 4:00 PM
Modified
Thu 2/7/19 9:44 AM