How to map a drive

The difference between a local drive and a network drive:

Drive A, Drive C, and Drive D are all examples of local drives. They are only accessible when a user is working on a particular workstation.

To start open Windows Explorer (How to open Windows Explorer in Windows 10), then right click on "This PC" or at the top select the Computer tab and click on "Map network drive".

Right-Click Map Drive
Menu Choose Map Drive

Drive N and Drive R are examples of network drives. They are accessible from all workstations belonging to the network. However, some of these drives are not available unless you map (point to) them.

To map a network drive:

  • Right-click This PC and select map network drive.
  • In the wizard please choose a letter for the drive to be mapped to (the letter is simply a name), and then type in the path. To make sure the path that you have typed is correct, please contact a consultant.
    • Paths in Faculty of Health are the following:
      • R: Drive
        • \\\ahs$
      • N: Drive
        • \\\users$\your_username
      • Research Drive
        • \\\nameofshare$

What network folder?

  • Check the option to “Connect using different credentials”
  • Press Finish.

You will then be prompted for credentials as follows. Click on 'More choices'

Wrong credentials

Click on 'Use a different account'. In the "User name" field, type in "Nexus\" (no quotes) followed by the userid for the account you are mapping to (e.g. Nexus\myuserid). Then enter your nexus/WatIAM userid and password in the "Password" field and click OK.


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