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Remap A Network Drive

Audience: McMaster Faculty & Staff

Article Date: June 26, 2012

Latest Update: November 9, 2012

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Whether your drive will not connect or you want to proactively remap a drive, use the following steps.

  1. Make note of the names of the drives your want to remap and what letters they are (see below for example). my computer view of mapped drives listing

    Drive Letter Server name Share name







  2. Now right click on each drive you want to remap and click Disconnect.

    right click menu view in my computer

    ***For each drive do the following.***

  3. Click Map Network Drive (in Windows XP, click Tools then Map Network Drive...).

    click map network drive

  4. Using the info from the table we made in step 1, choose your drive letter and fill in the Folder information as follows \\servername\sharename. Check off Reconnect At Logon and Connect Using Different Credentials. Click Finish.

    mapped drive details

  5. On this next screen fill in your ADS credentials and hit OK. Be sure to precede your MacID with ads\ (see image).

    credentials window

Your drive is now mapped. If you get any kind of error message, be sure that your MacID and password are correct and that you are trying to access the right folder.

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