Map Network/Shared Drive

A network drive is a location for shared files (such as documents, images, databases, etc.).

Some groups have their own shares.  Please check with someone in the group for details.

Personal Drive (Z:) - Personal drive that only you have access to

* If you are outside the building or on the MSU wireless network, you must first connect to the Chemistry VPN.

Map a Drive in Windows

  1. From the Windows Start button, select My Computer or Computer
  2. Select Tools from the menu, then Map network drive
  3. Select a drive letter and in the folder field, type the path to the network share, i.e. \\poohbah.chemistry.msu.edu\yourusername$, click the two checkboxes (Reconnect at logon and Connect using different credentials), and then Finish
  4. Username is your Chemistry username (CHEMISTRY\yourusername) and password, and click OK

Map a Drive in OS X

  1. From Finder, select Go and then Connect to Server
  2. In the server path, type the path to the network share, i.e. smb://poohbah.chemistry.msu.edu/yourusername$ (You can click the to add it to your favorites
  3. Select Registered User.  Name is your Chemistry username (CHEMISTRY\yourusername) and password, and click Connect