Mapping a drive
Instructions for mapping a drive on Windows, Mac or Linux are shown below. Note that you'll need to know the name of the drive you want to map to before you start - you will be able to check this when working on site.
Mapping a drive using Windows 7
- Via your Start menu or the icon on your desktop, go to Computer.
- Map Network Drive should be an option on the ribbon at the top of the Computer Window. Alternatively, click on Tools, then select Map Network Drive
- Choose a drive letter to map to and then enter the name of the drive you're mapping, e.g. a departmental shared drive will be something like \\stevens.dur.ac.uk\share_XXX and a personal J: drive would be something like \\stevens.dur.ac.uk\abcd12 (where abcd12 is your username). If you're not sure, you can check by clicking on the 'Computer' icon on your desktop - the Computer section will show the drives you have mapped, including their names. Alternatively, you can ask the IT Service Desk will be able to help.
- Make sure you tick the Connect using different credentials box
- Click Finish. You'll be prompted to enter your username and password - you should prefix your username with mds\ (e.g. mds\abcd12)
Mapping a drive using Linux (Ubuntu 13.10 Unity)
- Go to Places and then select Connect to Server under Network
- Enter the address of the drive you're mapping with the prefix smb://, e.g. smb://stevens.dur.ac.uk/share_XXX
- Click Connect. You'll be prompted to enter your username and password
Mapping a drive using a Mac
- From your toolbar, select Go
- Then Connect to Server
- Enter the name of the drive that you're mapping, using the prefix smb://, e.g. smb://stevens/share_XXX
- Click Connect, you'll be prompted for your username and password