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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".  If you are connecting a personal machine that is not on the campus domain, enter "ION\username" (without quotes) in the username field, then your campus password.

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://

Current Storage Volume URLs for Windows:

Shared network storage: "\shared1.uwplatt.edushared1"
Personal network storage: "\user1.uwplatt.eduuser1firstinitialusername"
Shared Application storage: "\app1.uwplatt.eduapp1"
Academic storage: "\acad1.uwplatt.eduacad1"

Media Tech Services media storage: "\media1.uwplatt.edumedia1"
Other Data storage: "\data1.uwplatt.edudata1"


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 08:46 CDTUpdated:2020-02-17 08:51 CDT
Sites:UW Platteville
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