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Online Storage - Map a drive (Windows 7)

How to connect to network storage (J-Drive, S-Drive) on Windows 7 while on the UW-Platteville campus network.

  1. Open a new Windows Explorer window by double clicking on the computer icon on the desktop or from the start menu.  A shortcut is also simultaneously pressing the Windows logo key and "E"

  2. Click on "Map network drive"

  3. Select the drive letter you would like to map.  The example below shows how to map your user drive or J drive.  You must replace "firstinitial" with the first letter of your username, and "NetID" with your campus username.  Other common drives to map on campus are found at the bottom of this document.

  4. Enter your campus credentials and click "OK".

The network drive will now be listed in your Windows Explorer window.

Additional storage locations:

Current Storage Volume URLs for Mac:

Shared network storage: smb://
Personal network storage: smb://
Shared Application storage: smb://
Academic storage: smb://

Media Tech Services media storage: smb://
Other Data storage: smb://
Desktop images: smb://
IT only storage: smb://
Temporary Network storage: smb://

Current Storage Volume URLs for Windows:

Shared network storage: \\\shared1
Personal network storage: \\\user1\firstinitial\username
Shared Application storage: \\\app1
Academic storage: \\\acad1

Media Tech Services media storage: \\\media1
Other Data storage: \\\data1
Desktop images: \\\image1
IT only storage: \\\tech1
Temporary Network storage: \\\hdcopy

If you have questions, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 608.342.1400 or  You may also visit the Help Desk on the first floor of the Karrmann Library.

Keywords:User1, Network, SDrive, S Drive, S-Drive, JDrive, J Drive, J-Drive, mapping, drive   Doc ID:30125
Owner:Nathan M.Group:UW Platteville
Created:2013-05-13 07:46 CSTUpdated:2016-08-24 10:30 CST
Sites:UW Platteville
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