How do I map a missing S: Drive or department network share drive?

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PC

Map a missing S: Drive (Windows 10)

  1. Open Computer by clicking the Start button,
  2. Type in This PC in the Search Windows field
  3. Click Map Network Drive
  4. In the Drive list, select a drive letter. (Any available letter will do)
  5. In the Folder box, type the path of the folder or computer
    • Administrators should use \\miadmin\username(Replace the username with your username)
    • Faculty and Students should use \\mistudent\username(Replace the username with your username)
    • Use the backslash key ( \ ) found above the enter key
  6. Make sure to click the Reconnect at sign-in check box if you wish to connect every time you log on to your PC
  7. Select Finish
  8. Your share drive will now open

Note: If you can't connect to a network drive or folder, the computer you're trying to connect to might be turned off, or you might not have the correct permissions. Try contacting your network administrator.

Map a group/department share drive (Windows 10)

  1. Open Computer by clicking the Start button, 
  2. Type in This PC in the Search Windows field
  3. Click Map Network Drive
  4. In the Drive list, select a drive letter. (Any available letter will do)
  5. In the Folder box, type the path of the folder or computer
    • Share drives are typically in the form of \\miadmin\sharedrivename$ (Replace this with the share drive you were provided)
    • File path must be typed exactly as it was provided to you
    • Use the backslash key ( \ ) found above the enter key
  6. Make sure to click the Reconnect at sign-in check box if you wish to connect every time you log on to your PC
  7. Click Finish
  8. Your share drive will now open
  9. If you have more than one department share drive, repeat the above steps and choose an empty drive letter

NOTE: If this is a newly created share drive or you get an error message when mapping, you will have to log out and log back in and repeat the steps

Note: If you can't connect to a network drive or folder, the computer you're trying to connect to might be turned off, or you might not have the correct permissions. Try contacting your network administrator.

Map a Missing Drive

Map a missing S: Drive (Windows 7)

  1. Open Computer by clicking the Start button,
  2. Choose Computer
  3. Click Map Network Drive
  4. In the Drive field, use the drop-down menu to select S: as the drive letter
  5. In the Folder box, type the path of the folder or computer
    • Administrators should use \\miadmin\username(Replace the username with your username)
    • Faculty and Students should use \\mistudent\username(Replace the username with your username)
    • Use the backslash key ( \ ) found above the enter key
  6. Make sure to click the Reconnect at sign-in check box if you wish to connect every time you log on to your PC
  7. Click Finish
  8. Your S: drive will now open
  9. If you have more than one department share drive, repeat the above steps and choose an empty drive letter

Map a group/department share drive (Windows 7)

  1. Open Computer by clicking the Start button,
  2. Choose Computer
  3. Click Map Network Drive
  4. In the Drive field, use the drop-down menu to choose a drive letter (You can choose any available letter)
  5. In the Folder box, type the path of the share drive that you were provided
    • Share drives are typically in the form of \\miadmin\sharedrivename$ (Replace this with the share drive you were provided)
    • File path must be typed exactly as it was provided to you
    • Use the backslash key ( \ ) found above the enter key
  6. Make sure to click the Reconnect at sign-in check box if you wish to connect every time you log on to your PC
  7. Click Finish
  8. Your share drive will now open
  9. If you have more than one department share drive, repeat the above steps and choose an empty drive letter

Mac

Map a missing S: Drive (Mac OS)

  1. Open Finder ​​​​
  2. Hit Command and key
  3. Type in smb://miadmin/username(Replace the username with your username) 
  4. Select Connect
  5. Go to System Preferences
  6. Choose Users & Groups
  7. Select your account on the left-hand panel
  8. Choose Login Items
  9. Select thesign to add an item
  10. Under the shared panel choose miadmin 
  11. Click on your share drive name (username$)
  12. Select Add
  13. Your share drive will now appear in the login items list and be automatically connected after logout/shutdown

Note: If you can't connect to a network drive or folder you might not have the correct permissions. Try contacting your network administrator.

Map a missing group/department share drive (Mac OS)

  1. Open Finder ​​​​
  2. Hit Command and key
  3. Type in smb://miadmin/sharedrivename$ (Replace this with the share drive you were provided)
  4. Select Connect
  5. Go to System Preferences
  6. Choose Users & Groups
  7. Select your account on the left-hand panel
  8. Choose Login Items
  9. Select thesign to add an item
  10. Under the shared panel choose miadmin 
  11. Click on the group/department share drive name (sharedrivename$)
  12. Select Add
  13. Your share drive will now appear in the login items list and be automatically connected after logout/shutdown

Note: If you can't connect to a network drive or folder you might not have the correct permissions. Try contacting your network administrator.

Details

Article ID: 30120
Created
Tue 5/9/17 3:35 PM
Modified
Thu 10/11/18 10:38 AM