Connect to a file share using Windows

To access a file share once

  • Open the Run menu by pressing the “Windows Key” + “R” on your keyboard
  • Enter the server address you are trying to access – several options are listed below
    • \\admin2
    • \\acad1
    • \\acfiles
  • If prompted, enter your WFU username (without and password to gain access

To permanently add a file share

  • Open File Explorer and select This PC.
  • Click the Map network drive button in the ribbon menu at the top, then select “Map network drive.”
  • Select the drive letter you want to use for the network folder, then hit Browse.
  • Navigate to the folder you want to map and hit OK after selecting it. Options for on-campus file shares include:
    • \\admin2
    • \\acad1
    • \\acfiles
  • Confirm your selection and click Finish. You can choose to reconnect to the folder every time you sign in so it’s always available to you and, if needed, use a different user account to connect to the folder.
  • When you’re done, you should see the new drive letter under This PC and will be able to access its contents like you would any other folder. If you want to disconnect the network drive, right-click on it and select “Disconnect.”

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Last modified: February 28, 2017