How do I map a network drive?

First connect to VPN

 

Map Network for Windows 8 and 10

  1. In Windows 8 or 10, right-click on the Windows start button in the bottom left corner of the screen and select File Explorer.
  2. In the window that opens, make sure to select "This PC" (on Windows 10) or "Computer" (on Windows 8) and then click the Map network drive button at the top.
  3.  Select an available drive letter from the Drive field.
  4.   Type the path in the Folder field, example\\cougarnet.uh.edu\root\Home8\userid
    where Home# is where your home drive resides (like Home7 or Home8) and userid is your CougarNet userid.
  5.   If you want the drive connected the next time you log in, ensure the "Reconnect at logon" option is selected.
  6.   Click the "Finish" button.

 Disconnect from network drive

  1. In Windows 8 or 10, right-click on the Windows start button in the bottom left corner of the screen and select File Explorer.
  2. In the window that opens, make sure to select "This PC" (on Windows 10) or "Computer" (on Windows 8) .
  3. Right-click on the drive you wish to disconnect from.
  4. Select Disconnect

To disconnect from a mapped network drive:

  1. Open "Computer" or "My Computer."
  2. Right-click on the drive you wish to disconnect from.
  3. Select "Disconnect."

Note: If you do not know what your CougarNet home drive is, contact the UIT Support Center at 713-743-1411.

Created: Oct 08, 2002 - 3:49am Updated: Mar 11, 2020 - 7:16am Author: UIT Support Center Article: 405
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