How to Map a Network Drive

Choose your operating system by clicking one of the three pictures below.


How to Map A Network Drive in Windows XP


If accessing from off-campus, VPN will be required.

Help with VPN Client Installation 

Image of Windows XP Network Drive Menu

Right click on Start and select Explore. Go to Tools, Map Network Drive. Select any available letter of your liking. In Folder, right click and Paste or type in the address listed above. Put a check next to Reconnect at logon. If your PC is not joined to UNC's domain (AD.unc.edu) then you'll need to click on Connect using a different user name. Select Finish.

 

Image of Username and Password Prompt

Connect using a different user name. Enter ad\YourOnyenUsername and password.

How to map a network folder in Windows 7

How to Map a Network Drive In Windows 7/8


Substitute the path provided to you by a technical support representative in the Folder field.

If accessing from off-campus, VPN will be required.

Help with VPN Client Installation

 

Open Windows Explorer by any of the following methods:
  • click My Computer in the Windows 7 Start menu
  • click the Windows Explorer shortcut on the Task Bar in Windows 8
  • use the hotkey combination windows Key + E
Network Drive Menu

Click on Map network drive on the toolbar. Select any available letter of your liking. In Folder, right click and Paste or type in the network drive path. Put a check next to Reconnect at logon. If your PC is not joined to UNC's domain (AD.unc.edu) then you'll need to click on Connect using a different user name. Select Finish.

 

 

Image of User Name and Password Prompt

Enter your username as ad\YourOnyenUsername (only if your computer is not joined to ad.unc.edu domain)


How to Map a Network Drive in Mac OS


If accessing from off-campus, VPN will be required.

Help with VPN Client Installation
Image of Mac Finder Go Menu

In Finder, click the Go menu and select "Connect to Server"

 

Image of Connect to Server Prompt

For Server Address , enter smb://med-fp.med.unc.edu/SHAREDDRIVENAME, then click Connect.

 

Image of Domain, Username and Password Prompt

Enter ad.unc.edu in the Workgroup or Domain field. Enter your Onyen username in the Name field. Enter your password. Click OK. (If the window prompting for a password only has USERNAME and PASSWORD fields, enter your username as AD\ONYEN)

A new icon will appear on your desktop and in your finder sidebar - that is your network drive. Double-click on the icon to open and use the drive. Remember to disconnect your network drive when finished working on a public computer! To disconnect your network drive: drag your network drive icon to the Trash can or right-click it and choose eject.