Network Storage

  • Local Access:
    • On campus PCs logged into the network, open File Explorer and find it located under This PC
  • Remote Access:
    • Secure access is available. Campus users can access network drives, Banner and other internal network resources using Nutanix Frame from off campus. 
    • VPN is available, but only provided for users who require special access. Click here for instructions on how to access files remotely. 

K: Drive for Departmental Shared File Storage

Most departments have folders on the K: drive that can be accessed by specific people within that department. Administrative assistants or department heads may request access for employees. 

Mapping a Network Drive

Windows Machines

  • Right click on “This PC” and then click on “Map Network Drive...”
  • Under the Folder section, type the appropriate path:
    • \\\shared (K: Drive - Shared drive)
  • Check “Reconnect at sign-in” and press enter.
  • If a login window opens, enter your username and password. 
  • The drive will open and will also be available for access under This PC.


  • From the Mac OS X Finder, hit Command+K to bring up the 'Connect to Server' window.
  • Enter the path to the network drive you want to map, example:
    • smb:// (K: Drive - Shared drive)
  • Enter your username and password, and click 'OK' to mount the network drive.
  • The drive will now appear on your desktop and in the Finder window sidebar.