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Map a Drive to a Windows File Share

Connect to your Shared Files Services share by mapping a drive. 

This article applies to: Shared File Services


  1. Click Start, and then right-click Computer, and then click Map Network Drive.

In Windows 10, follow these steps:
1. Open File Explorer from the Start menu. (Alternatively, press the Windows logo key Windows logo key  + E.)
2. Select This PC, then, on the Computer tab, select Map network drive.
  1. Do the following:

    • In Drive, choose the drive letter you'd like to use.
    • In Folder, enter \\files.cornell.edu\OU\sharename.
    • After you map a drive, your computer will reconnect to it each time you logon. If you don't want to connect to this share each time you logon, uncheck Reconnect at logon.
    • If you are not logged into the cornell.edu domain, then check Connect using different credentials, and when prompted, enter your NetID@cornell.edu and password, for example pqs665@cornell.edu.
      (See Note below to find out if you're logged into the domain.)
  2. Click Finish.
How do I know if I'm logged into the cornell.edu domain?  Windows 7: Press CTRL+ALT+DELETE, and then click Lock this computer. Under the words Press CTRL+ALT+DELETE to Unlock This Computer, you'll see your name and CORNELL\NetID, if you're logged in to the domain.

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