Map a Network Drive

Map a Network Drive

UMassMed uses network drives that are backed up nightly to make information securely available between groups of people.  After you have been granted access to one of these drives, you will need to map to it in order to access its contents.

Windows 8

  1. In the Menu bar, tap or click Computer, and then tap or click Map network drive.
  2. Pick a letter to assign the drive.
  3. In the Folder box, enter the path of the folder or computer using the following format:
    \\servername\drivename$
  4. Select the Reconnect at sign-in check box.
  5. Tap or click Finish.

Windows 7

  1. Open your Start menu then select Computer
  2. Select Map Network Drive
         
  3. Check off the Reconnect At Logon checkbox
  4. Select the letter you would like to assign the drive.
  5. Under the Folder field, enter the path of the shared drive in this format : \\servername\drivename$
         
  6. Click Finish

MAC

If you are attempting to do this from an external site, you will need to remote into our network through the use of Junos Pulse.  You can find our guide for using remote desktop here.

  1. Click on Go at the top of your screen.
  2. Select Connect to Server from the list
  3. Enter the path of the drive in question following this format:
    Cifs://servername/drivename$
  4. MAC SHARE
  5. Click Connect
  6. You will be prompted for your username and password.  Make sure to check off Registered User and enter your user name under name and your password under password then click Connect

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