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    • Please contact a Science Computing representative for an appointment.
      • Due to reduced staffing, walk-ins may be disappointed.
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N: drive: Mapping your on-campus filespace

File server information

All members, staff, and students in the Faculty of Science have an on-campus filespace called an N: drive. The N: drive is a mappable folder with 10GB of storage space. Instructions on how to map your N: drive for undergrads and staff/faculty/grads are below.

Undergrads | Staff/Faculty/Grads

Undergrads

Windows users:

  • Install and connect to the Campus VPN
  • Navigate to "File Explorer" and select "This PC" from the left menu.
  • In the top left click "Map network drive."
    • Select the drive letter from the drop-down menu (N is recommended for simplicity, however, any letter will work.)
    • In the "Folder" box enter: \\fileS.uwaterloo.ca\students$\yourWatIAMusername
    • Check the box "Connect using different credentials" and "Reconnect at sign-in."
    • Click "Finish."
  • Enter your network credentials:
    • Username: yourWatIAMuserid@uwaterloo.ca
    • Password: yourWatIAM password
    • Optionally select "Remember my credentials" then click "OK."

Your N: drive will appear in File Explorer > This PC > Network Locations

Mac users:

Staff/Faculty/Grads

Windows users:

  • Install and connect to the Campus VPN
  • Navigate to "File Explorer" and select "This PC" from the left menu.
  • In the top left click "Map network drive."
    • Select the drive letter from the drop-down menu (N is recommended for simplicity, however, any letter will work.)
    • In the "Folder" box type the following address: \\fileU.uwaterloo.ca\users$\yourWatIAMusername
    • Check the box "Connect using different credentials" and "Reconnect at sign-in."
    • Click "Finish."
  • Enter your network credentials:
    • Username: yourWatIAMuserid@uwaterloo.ca
    • Password: yourWatIAM password
    • Optionally select "Remember my credentials" then click "OK."

Your N: drive will appear in File Explorer > This PC > Network Locations

Mac users:

Issues or concerns?

Please contact the Science Computing Helpdesk.