Mapping Network Drives

Network file storage is provided for all Members, Faculty, and Staff. There are personal network storage spaces (I: Drive), personal web spaces (also on the I: Drive), departmental spaces (P: Drive), and ITG-supported websites (W: Drive.).

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

Mapping Network Drives

  1. Open File Explorer from the taskbar, the Start menu, or press Windows Key+E.
  2. Select This PC from the left pane. Then, on the Computer tab, select Map network drive.
  3. In the Drive list, select an available drive letter. (It is recommended that you choose the drive letter that corresponds with the selected network drive.)
  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
    • If you are Staff or a Faculty member, enter \\itgfs.itg.ias.edu\usrfiles\username
      e.g. \\itgfs.ias.edu\users\jdoe
      Note: These addresses are only for connecting to your personal network drive (I: drive), if you wish to connect to a different location you will need to use a different folder address. Please refer to the File Storage page for a list of available addresses. Remember that you will only be able to connect to folders that your account has the appropriate rights to access.
  5. (Optional) To connect every time you log on to your PC, select the Reconnect at sign-in checkbox.
  6. Select the Connect using different credentials checkbox.
  7. Select Finish.
  8. When prompted, enter your username and password. Enter your username in the following format: IAS\<username>
    Note: You will need to use the old domain, NTDOMAIN\<username>, if your account has not been migrated to the new IAS domain.
  9. Click OK.

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

  1. Click the Start menu, then click Computer.
  2. In the next window, click Map network drive.
  3. In the Drive list, select an available drive letter. (It is recommended that you choose the drive letter that corresponds with the selected network drive.)
  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
    • If you are Staff or a Faculty member, enter \\itgfs.itg.ias.edu\usrfiles\username
      e.g. \\itgfs.ias.edu\users\jdoe
      Note: These addresses are only for connecting to your personal network drive (I: drive), if you wish to connect to a different location you will need to use a different folder address. Please refer to the File Storage page for a list of available addresses. Remember that you will only be able to connect to folders that your account has the appropriate rights to access.
  5. (Optional) To connect every time you log on to your PC, select the Reconnect at logon checkbox.
  6. Select the Connect using different credentials checkbox.
  7. Select Finish.
  8. When prompted, enter your username and password. Enter your username in the following format: IAS\<username>
    Note: You will need to use the old domain, NTDOMAIN\<username>, if your account has not been migrated to the new IAS domain.
  9. Click OK. The mapped drive should automatically pop up in a new window. If not, select the mapped drive from My Computer.

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

  1. In Finder, navigate to Go > Connect to Server. Alternatively, you can press Command+K.
  2. In the Server Address field, enter smb:// followed by the address of the network drive you wish to map.
    e.g. smb://itgfs.ias.edu/users/jdoe

    Note: For Macs, you will need to use a forward slash (/) rather than a backslash (\) for the folder address.

  3. When prompted, enter your username and password.
  4. Click OK.

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

Disconnecting/Unmapping Network Drives

  1. Open File Explorer, then navigate to This PC.
  2. Right-click on the drive you wish to unmap. A dialog menu will appear, where you can choose Disconnect.

or

  1. Open File Explorer, then navigate to This PC.
  2. Click on the drive you wish to unmap.
  3. On the Computer tab, click on the dropdown arrow next to Map network drive.
  4. Select Disconnect network drive.
  1. Open Finder.
  2. If you see your drive listed on the left sidebar, select the Eject button next to it to disconnect the network drive.
  3. If you do not see your drive listed on the sidebar, use the Finder window to navigate to your drive.
  4. Click on the gear icon on the top menu bar, then click Eject <network drive>.