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.  Click here for instructions on how to access files remotely.
    • Users with VPN access may be able to connect to the I: drive on a PC that has previously connected to the network while on campus.  Transfer rates will depend on the quality and speed of the remote connection. 

I: Drive for Individual File Storage

This storage space is accessible only through the owner's account credentials.

  • Faculty and Staff: 5 GBs of storage
  • Students: 1GB of storage

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:
    • \\\username (I: Drive - Personal drive)
    • \\\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)
    • smb:// (I: Drive - Personal 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.