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Map a network drive - How do I get connected?

Map a network drive - How do I get connected?

You will generally need to be connected to the college network by using the Campus Anywhere service (VPN) from off campus, or CampusNet wireless or wired connection when on campus. The only exception to this is the WebDav service which is explained below.

These instructions should work on any version of Windows. We have separate instructions for a Mac.

  1. Once you have made sure you are connected as above, go to Start and find the Computer icon. On some systems you'll need to click the Folder icon in the bar at the bottom then Computer will be in the section on the left.
  2. Right-click the computer icon and select Map Network Drive from the menu.
  3. Select the Drive letter and type in the Folder from this list (please note that \ is the backslash character, it's left of the Z key on most keyboards):
     Drive letter Folder Description
     Y:  \\mydata.rhul.ac.uk\home  Your personal files
     W:  \\myweb.rhul.ac.uk\home_pages  Personal webspace - click here for details
     R:  \\ourdata.rhul.ac.uk\teaching\pclabs  Teaching materials
     N:  \\ourdata.rhul.ac.uk\departments  Shared department files (staff/research)
     M:  \\ourdata.rhul.ac.uk\workinggroups  Shared cross-college files (staff)
     P:  \\ourdata.rhul.ac.uk\projects  Project files (staff)
     Z:  https://webdav.rhul.ac.uk/  NEW - All of the above from anywhere
    Note: if you do not have access to a particular folder on the N:, M: or P: drives, access will need to be requested from the IT Service Desk by an authorised staff member.
  4. If you are prompted for a username and password, you may need to prefix the username with CC\, so for example, if your username is zyxw321 then use CC\zyxw321 as the username. If in doubt, try both.


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