When you create a shortcut to a shared folder or computer on a network (also called mapping a network drive), you can get to it from Computer, Windows Explorer, or File Explorer without having to look for it or type its network address each time.
To connect to a Provost hosted File share, you will need a Provost Account and the full path to the folder. If you need assistance with either, please contact Provost IT, or the person who
- Open Computer by clicking the Start button, and then clicking Computer or This PC.
On Windows 7:
- Click on the Start button, then click on Computer.
Or on the taskbar, click on the folder icon that says Windows Explorer.
- When in the new window, click on Computer.
On Windows 8/10:
- On the taskbar, click on the folder icon that says File Explorer.
- In the new window, click on This PC.
- Click Map network drive.
- In the Drive list, click a drive letter. You can choose any available letter. (My favorite letter is Q, what’s yours?)
- In the Folder box, type the path of the folder or computer, or click Browse to find the folder or computer.
- To connect every time you log on to your computer, select the ‘Reconnect at logon’ check box.
- When connecting from a non-Provost computer, select the ‘Connect using different credentials’ check box.
- Click Finish.
- If you selected ‘Connect using different credentials’, it will now ask for your Provost credentials. Type in Provost\<username>, and your password. Replace <username> with your provost username.
- Your computer is now connected, or mapped, to the network drive.