Mapping Home Drive and Shared Folders

Applicability

These instructions have been written for members of the CEHD @ Texas A&M community and the information provided is specifically for use with CEHD systems.

If Off-campus you must first connect to VPN

  • You may already have VPN installed.  Search for VPN or Cisco to check.  If not, you may need to contact Technology Services to install it for you.
  • Information about VPN can be found within Texas A&M's Knowledge Base or by calling A&M's Help Desk Central at 979-845-8300.
  • Once connected through VPN follow the instructions below.

Introduction:

If you do not have, but need, shared drive space on the network for your research group please utilize the Shared Network Folders service and include a list of people who need access to the folder.

CEHD shares are usually of the form

ED-FILE:

Home Drives: (DEPT = EAHR, EPSY, HLKN, TLAC, or DEAN)

  • (Windows)  \\ed-file.ed.tamu.edu\home\DEPT\yournetid
  • (Mac)    smb://ed-file.ed.tamu.edu/home/DEPT/yournetid

Department Shares:

  • (Windows)  \\ed-file.ed.tamu.edu\shares\DEPT
  • (Mac)    smb://ed-file.ed.tamu.edu/shares/DEPT

 

Instructions for Windows:

Windows 7:

To map a shared folder on Windows 7,

  1. If this is a new folder or you were recently added, logout of Windows and back in. (This is necessary for new permissions to take affect.)
  2. Open Start Menu (see below)
  3. Click on "Computer" in the left hand menu.



















     
  4. Click "Map Network Drive"

     
  5. For Home drive, choose drive letter "H" and enter the following information:  \\ed-file.ed.tamu.edu\home\*dept*\yournetid
  6. Note, that you must choose "Connect Using Different Credentials."  You may choose reconnect at logon but you are not required to.
  7. When prompted, enter:  yournetid@tamu.edu  as well as your NETID password.

     
  8. Click "OK", and then "Finish".
  9. For Share drive, choose drive letter "X" and enter the following information:  \\ed-file.ed.tamu.edu\shares
  10. Everyone should be logging into their computer with their NetID.  It is possible depending on what network, and location you are at that you will need to choose "Connect Using Different Credentials."  You may choose reconnect at logon if you want the drive to appear each time you login.
  11. When prompted, enter:  yournetid@tamu.edu  as well as your NETID password.

     
  12. Click "OK", and then "Finish".
     

Windows 8

To map a shared folder on Windows 8,

  1. If this is a new folder or you were recently added, logout of Windows and back in. (This is necessary for new permissions to take affect.)
  2. Open File Explorer (see below)


  3. Click "Map Network Drive" (if you don't see this option, click the "Computer" tab at the top left next to "File.")

     
  4. For Home drive, choose drive letter "H" and enter the following information:  \\ed-file.ed.tamu.edu\home\*dept*\yournetid
  5. Everyone should be logging into their computer with their NetID.  It is possible depending on what network, and location you are at that you will need to choose "Connect Using Different Credentials."  You may choose reconnect at logon if you want the drive to reappear each time you login.
  6. When prompted, enter:  yournetid@tamu.edu  as well as your NETID password.

     
  7. Click "OK", and then "Finish".
  8. For Share drive, choose drive letter "X" and enter the following information:  \\ed-file.ed.tamu.edu\shares
  9. Everyone should be logging into their computer with their NetID.  It is possible depending on what network, and location you are at that you will need to choose "Connect Using Different Credentials."  You may choose reconnect at logon but you are not required to.
  10. When prompted, enter:  yournetid@tamu.edu  as well as your NETID password.

     
  11. Click "OK", and then "Finish".

Windows 10:

To map a shared folder on Windows 10,

  1. If this is a new folder or you were recently added, logout of Windows and back in. (This is necessary for new permissions to take affect.)
  2. Open File Explorer (see below)


  3. Click "This PC"

     
  4. Click the "Computer" Tab, then "Map Network Drive"

     
  5. For Home drive, choose drive letter "H" and enter the following information:  \\ed-file.ed.tamu.edu\home\*dept*\yournetid
  6. If you using a personal computer for which you do login with the NetID, you will need to choose "Connect Using Different Credentials."  You may choose reconnect at logon but you are not required to.
  7. When prompted, enter:  yournetid@tamu.edu  as well as your NETID password.

     
  8. Click "OK", and then "Finish".
  9. For Share drive, choose drive letter "X" and enter the following information:  \\ed-file.ed.tamu.edu\shares
  10. Note, that you must choose "Connect Using Different Credentials."  You may choose reconnect at logon but you are not required to.

     
  11. When prompted, enter:  yournetid@tamu.edu  as well as your NETID password.
  12. Click "OK", and then "Finish".

Notes

  • If you have permissions to read the selected folder it will open for you.  If you do not, you will an error message "Windows cannot access \\SERVER\YOURSHARE"
  • If you still can't login, contact Technology Services with your username
  • http://it.education.tamu.edu/services/it-help-request-forms/submit-help-request​ (Request type is Shared Network Folder)
  • Once you are able to access the folder, you can right click on the shortcut or a subfolder and select ("Create Shortcut") [OR you can drag-and-drop with the right-button] and put the shortcut on your desktop or other location.

Instructions for Mac OS X:

To add a shortcut to shared folder on Macs,

  • On Macs, shared folder addresses look like cifs://SERVER/sharename/folder or alternatively smb://SERVER/sharename/folder
    • For example, the Mac equivalent of the Windows address \\ed-file.ed.tamu.edu\Shares\DEPT\ would be cifs://ed-file.ed.tamu.edu/Shares/DEPT/
  1. To map a department shared folder in OSX, go to Finder (Menu)

     
  2. Click GO in the menu bar and choose --> Connect to Server.

     
  3.  In the server address field type:  cifs://ed-file.ed.tamu.edu/shares or alternatively smb://ed-file.ed.tamu.edu/shares and click Connect.

     
  4. Enter your netid@tamu.edu and NETID Password when prompted then click Connect:

     
  5. To map your home drive folder in OSX, go to Finder (Menu)

     
  6. Click GO in the menu bar and choose --> Connect to Server.

     
  7.  In the server address field type:  cifs://ed-file.ed.tamu.edu/home/*dept*/yournetid or alternatively smb://ed-file.ed.tamu.edu/home/*dept*/yournetid and click Connect.

     
  8. Enter your netid@tamu.edu and NETID Password when prompted then click Connect:

Connecting from Off-campus:

 

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Article ID: 2163
Created
Wed 8/13/14 10:11 AM
Modified
Thu 8/8/19 9:13 AM

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