How to Map a Network Share (PC)

To access your network share more easily, it's possible to assign it to a drive letter such as G: or S:

This will allow you to open and save files directly to the NAS from within a program, as well as providing a much easier way to access your network share. 

If you are using a UNR-owned computer on the University network, then your personal NAS share should automatically map to an available drive letter. If it does not, or you are using a computer on the UNR wireless network or via remote access, then the instructions below will assist you in mapping the network drive. 

How to Map a NAS Storage Drive on PC

  1. From your desktop, click on the start menu and search for This PC. Click on This PC.

    Screenshot of the Windows 10 start menu with a red box around the This PC menu and a red arrow pointing towards the This PC menu.
  2. From the This PC window, right click on This PC and select Map Network Drive

    Screenshot of the This PC window with a red box around the Map Network Drive option and a red arrow pointing towards the Map Network Drive option.
  3. The Map Network Drive window will appear. Fill in the following information:

    Drive: Windows will automatically assign any unused drive letter. If you have a preference you may change the letter for the drive. 

    Folder: This is where you will enter in the path to the share. If you are on campus it will begin with \\storage\ if you are on the wireless internet it is \\\.

    Reconnect at sign-in: If this is your office computer, check Reconnect at sign in. If this is a public computer, leave the option unchecked. 

    Connect using different credentials: If you are signed into the machine with your NetID, leave this unchecked. If you are not logged in with your NetID, check this box and a new credential window will appear. 

    Once all the information has been entered, click on Finish. 

    Screenshot of the Map Network Drive window with a red box around the Finish button and a red arrow pointing towards the Finish button.
  4. You will now see a window that will confirm that your computer is connecting to the network drive.

    Screenshot of the Attempting to connect map network drive window.
  5. Once the folder has successfully connected, you will see it listed on the list hand side of the This PC window with (\\storage) next to the drive. You will now have access to all the files in the folder.

    Screenshot of the This PC menu with a red box around the helpdesk (\\storage) (Z:) option and a red arrow pointing towards the helpdesk (\\storage) (Z:) option.
If you have any issues connecting a NAS storage drive on your computer, please Report a NAS Share Issue
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