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Map a drive to give easy access to files that are in directories other than your home directory or if you are working on a non-college administered computer. Before you map a drive, you need to know the name of the file share and you may need to know the domain in which you are working.

If you are working off campus, you need to run Junos Pulse before you can map a drive.

Windows

Mapping a Single Share

All college-administered Windows computers are in the iowa domain. If you are not using a college-administered Windows computer, you may need to map drives that are in the iowa domain. Using Windows to map a drive, open Computer (or any view of a drive), and select Map network drive. Select a drive letter (Z: in the illustration), enter the share name in the Folder field and click Finish.

When you map a network drive, use this form:
    \\sharename.drive.engineering.uiowa.edu\sharename
where sharename is the share's name. If you are then prompted to Connect As…, enter:
    iowa\Hawkid and your password.

You can view all the drives you have access to by going to the Search button in the lower left corner of the screen and typing: \\iowa.uiowa.edu\shared\engineering\. This was previously done using: \\engin.uiowa.edu\stuff\shared\

Note that in the illustration above, Reconnect at logon is checked. This is the right setting if you are mapping a drive from your office and you want to be able to use that mapped drive regularly. Do not check Reconnect if you are mapping a drive from home, from a public remote site, or from any general assignment classroom.

Note that this method of mapping will not work on Macintosh computers. See Macintosh below.

When you map a network drive, use this form:
   smb://sharename.drive.engineering.uiowa.edu/sharename
where sharename is your Hawkid or share name. When prompted to authorize your connection, use iowa\Hawkid.

Macintosh

Using Finder, select Go| Connect to Server…

When you map a network drive, use this form:
   smb://sharename.drive.enginineering.uiowa.edu/sharename
where sharename is your Hawkid or sharename

When you are prompted to authorize your connection, select Connect as: Registered User and enter iowa\Hawkid and password, then click Connect.

Mac ITS directions

Linux ITS directions

Help

Call or visit the Engineering Help Desk, 1248 SC, 319-335-5055, if you need help mapping a drive.