How To Map a Network Drive – Windows 7/8/10

Please note that if you are not connected to the UONetwork (i.e. connecting from home) you will will need to follow the directions for Connecting Using a VPN Client.

To connect to the file share server will on the university network:


  • Open up ‘My Computer’ and click on ‘Map Network Drive
    map drive Windows 7 or Vista step 1
  • Select a drive letter from the dropdown menu.
  • Type in the following in the folder field: \\\”the volume you’d like to connect to”
    – example: \\\groups
  • Checkmark the Reconnect at logon box and Connect using different credentials.
  • Click finish.
  • A popup window should appear and ask for you credentials, fill in the following information, then click OK.
    User name: “Duck ID” (your email address before the
    – example user name: johndoe
    Password: Your Duck ID password
  • If you wish to save your login credentials, check the “Remember my credentials” option
  • If authentication was successful then your network share will appear listed, as a drive in ‘Computer’, if it didn’t authenticate successfully you will be asked again for your credentials.
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