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Connecting to network drives

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Overview: 

This article explains how to connect to the network drives (P, S and T) from your computer. If you are off campus, you will need to connect to our VPN.

Details: 
Drive Server Name Share Name
N saint.stlawu.local apps
P myslu.stlawu.local <your username>
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 Vista/7

  • Click the Start button and select Computer.
  • Select Map Network Drive (located in the upper right hand corner of the window).
  • Under the Drive dropdown 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 logon 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.

Windows 8

  • Open your "File Explorer"  This icon appears as 3 manilla 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 dropdown 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 logon" 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 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 dropdown 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 logon" 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" 
  • On a personal computer, 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.

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