How do I map a network drive to access a fileshare?

Digital Services is a major University administrative department with responsibilities covering library, academic and administrative computing, digital communications, media-technology services and reprographic services.

If you are a member of staff looking to map a network drive to a file share that is used by your department, check with a colleague who already has this set up to obtain the server name.

  • Enter the information by clicking on the windows start button, and in the search box type \\ followed by the server name.
  • A new window will appear showing a list of shared folders.
  • Right click on the appropriate folder and then select map network drive.
  • Select an available drive from the drop down menu.
  • Digital Services recommend that for convenience and departmental continuity where possible, that you use the same drive letter for your network drive as used by your colleagues.
  • Click on the Finish button.

If unable to complete the task satisfactorily, contact the Service Desk for assistance.

How to contact the Service Desk

Service Desk Hours

Semester 1 and 2

Monday - Friday 8am - 8pm
Saturday – Sunday 1pm – 5pm

All other times except extended closure

Monday - Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 4pm

Extended Closure - Easter and Christmas Holidays

Monday - Friday 10am - 1pm