Map a Network Drive in Windows

Note: If you are attempting to map a drive from an off-campus Internet provider, you will first have to establish a VPN connection. Click Here, for VPN instructions.

Windows 10

1. Open File Explorer from the taskbar or the Start menu, or press the Windows logo key + E.

2. Select This PC from the left pane. Then, on the Computer tab, select Map network drive.

Map a network drive in File Explorer

3. In the Drive list, select a drive letter. (Any available letter will do.)

4. In the Folder box, type the path of the folder or computer.

If you are a member or visitor, enter \\itgfs.itg.ias.edu\users\username into the Folder: input text box. If you are staff or a faculty member, enter \\itgfs.itg.ias.edu\usrfiles\username into the Folder: input text box. Username is your IAS account user name. Example: jdoe

5. To connect every time you log on to your PC, select the Reconnect at sign-in check box.

6. Click the box by "Connect using different credentials".

7. Select Finish.

8. When prompted for your username and password, enter your user name in the following format: NTDOMAIN\username. Example: NTDOMAIN\jdoe

9. Click OK.

Windows 7

1. Click the Start Globe

2. Go to "Computer"

3. Upon completion, click "Map Network Drive".

4. Choose an unused Drive Letter (Z, I, etc)

5. If you are a member or visitor, enter \\itgfs.itg.ias.edu\users into the Folder: input text box. If you are staff or a faculty member, enter \\itgfs.itg.ias.edu\usrfiles into the Folder: input text box. After you have entered the appropriate folder path, click Finish.

Note: These addresses are only for connecting to your personal network drive space (I drive.) If you wish to connect to a different location you will need to use a different folder address. You will only be able to connect to folders that your account has the appropriate rights to access. Please refer to the File Storage page for other addresses.

6. If you are prompted for your username and password, enter it in the following format: NTDOMAIN\username. Remember, your IAS username is the part of your e-mail address before the @ sign. For example, if your e-mail address is jdoe@ias.edu, then your username is jdoe.

7. The mapped drive should automatically pop up in a new window. If not, select that mapped drive (I: in this example) from My Computer.

Note: DO NOT FORGET to disconnect your drive once you are finished, if you are using a computer other than your own. This is particularly important if you are using a machine in a public computer cluster.

To disconnect your mapped drive, open My Computer, then right-click on the drive. A pop-up window will appear, where you can choose disconnect. You can also select Disconnect Network Drive... from the Tools menu. A Disconnect Network Drive window will appear. In this window you select the drive you wish to connect, then click OK.