MAP a Drive on Windows or MAC

Tags Mapping
Issue / Question
  • Mapping a drive on Windows and MAC computers for ISU.
  • How do I Map a drive?
  • How do I Map a drive on Windows? 
  • How do I Map a drive on MAC?
  • Platform
    • Windows
    • MAC
  • Audience Affected
    • Faculty
    • Staff
For Windows:
  1. Select File Explorer from the toolbar
  2. Right-click on My Computer or This PC.
  3. Select Map network drive...
  4. In the box labeled Folder,  type the location of the network share. Example: \\[drivename]\[share_folder_name].
    • The format is:  "\\server-address\name-of-folder-on-the-share" .
    • Note: Click Reconnect at logon if you want the network drive to be mapped each time you log onto this computer.
  5. Click Finish.
  6. Type username
  7. Type password 
  8. Click OK
    • Note: For some mappings, you must type "isu\[username]" and the password
For Macs:
  1. Select the Finder (located on the dock at bottom of the screen).
  2. Click Go on the Finder bar
  3. Select Connect to Server from the menu
  4. Type: (example) smb://[drivename]\[share_folder_name] for server name
  5. Click Connect
  6. Type username
  7. Type password
    • This should be your regular LDAP credentials. 
  8. Select the plus sign if you want to save the address in your favorites

Please call (208) 282-HELP(4357) or chat with the IT Service Desk for assistance.


Article ID: 57659
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