File Storage - Connecting to a Storage Space - Windows 8

Last Updated: 05/06/2014
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Overview

On Windows, you will map a drive to connect to either your group or individual storage space. Follow the instructions below.

This tutorial applies to the following operating system(s):
  • WINDOWS

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Step 1

From the Start menu select Desktop.

Step 2

Click on the Libraries icon. 

Step 3

 Select Computer.

Step 4

From the Computer tab select Map network drive

Step 5

In the Folder text field, enter the server address that you received from OIT when your account was provisioned, or ask the group admin in your department for the address.

The address will be structured like the following: \\server.colorado.edu\sharename\

Note: The 'server' and 'sharename' you need in order to connect were provided to you by OIT.

 

Step 6

Check mark Connect using different credentials.

Chect mark Reconnect at Logon if you want the mapping to be persistent (remain after a restart).

Click on Finish.

Step 7

A window will open to enter your credentials.

In the User name: text field enter ad\Identikey. For example, ad\buffalor.

In the Password: text field enter your Identikey password.

Click on the OK button.

Step 8

The network drive will now appear as an additional drive that you can click to open.


 

Folder redirection

You can redirect the location of a folder on your computer to a folder in your storage space, thus making it synchronized. If you do decide to do this, be very cautious not to redirect files that you don't want to keep in your storage space that could potentially bump your space into the next storage limit level. For example, if you want to redirect My Documents, be aware that it could redirect My Music, My Pictures, and my Movies as well. For help with redirection, contact the IT Service Center (303-735-4357, 5-HELP from an on-campus phone, or e-mail help@colorado.edu).


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