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Access Network Drives

This section provides instructions for connecting to UWC-USA network locations. One can ether "Map" a drive, (which establishes a connection to a network directory and is viewed by your computer as a "Drive") or quickly access a network directory by opening a Windows Explorer or Finder window using the network path.

Please find the appropriate links below.

Windows Instructions - Quick Access to Network Location

To quickly access a network directory/folder:

Simply press the Windows key () and E together to open a File Explorer window (aka:Computer).
Type "\\" followed by the server name, followed by the directory path, into the address bar, and press enter.

For example: \\uwc-fs1\publicstudent


When prompted for your username and password, make sure to enter "ahuwc\" before your username to login to the ahuwc Domain (as seen below).

Note: The username and password used here is the same user account used to access the Student WiFi and login to campus computers.


Once your credentials are excepted, the directory will be displayed in the current File Explorer window.

Done.


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Windows Instructions - Map Network Drive

To map a network drive:

Press the Windows key () or click the Start button (). Then, right click "Computer" and select "Map network drive..." from the submenu.


In the following window type "\\" followed by the server name, followed by the directory path, into the "Folder" field, and click Finish.

Note: To automatically connect the mapped drive every time you login, simply check the "Reconnect at logon" check box before clicking Finish.


When prompted for your username and password, make sure to enter "ahuwc\" before your username to login to the ahuwc Domain (as seen below).

Note: The username and password used here is the same user account used to access the Student WiFi and login to campus computers.


Once your credentials are excepted, the directory will be displayed in the current File Explorer window.

Done.


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Apple Instructions - Quick Access to Network Location

To quickly access a network directory/folder:

Simply open a web browser window (i.e.:Safari, chrome, etc.).
Type "smb://" followed by the location path, into the address bar, and press enter.

For example: smb://uwc-fs1/publicstudent


When prompted for your username and password, make sure the “Registered User” radio button is selected. Also, type "ahuwc\" before your username (as shown below). Then enter password. Check the box to “Remember this password in the keychain” to allow the drive to automatically map next time you login. Click “Connect”.


Once connected, your network folder should appear in a finder window.


Done.



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Apple Instructions - Map Network Drive

First, minimize all open windows and single-click anywhere on the background to make sure "Finder" is the active application on the top left of the screen.

Once you see "Finder" in the top right corner, click the "Go" button. Scroll down and click "Connect to Server".


Type the path of the network folder you'd like to access (ie: smb://uwc-fs1/publicstudent).
Once the path is entered click the “+” sign, and then click “Connect”.


When prompted for your username and password, make sure the “Registered User” radio button is selected. Also, type "ahuwc\" before your username (as shown below). Then enter password. Check the box to “Remember this password in the keychain” to allow the drive to automatically map next time you login. Click “Connect”.


Once connected, your mapped network drive should appear in a finder window or as an icon on your desktop (Double clicking it will show its contents).

Congrats, you have successfully connected to a network drive.

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Apple Instructions - Reconnect Automatically

To allow your network drives to automatically connect every time you login to your computer.

Click the system preferences icon on the dock at the bottom of your screen.


In the system preferences menu click on “Users and Groups”.


In the “Users and Groups” window click “Login Items”. Note: Be sure that the lock on the bottom left hand corner is unlocked. If it is locked, click it, and input your credentials.


Locate the drive you want to connect at login on your desktop, left click and drag into the window that says “These items will open automatically when you log in:”.


Done
Once your network share appears in this list, it will automatically connect every time you login.

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