How Do I Map to a Shared Network Drive?

What is a network share?

Network shares are spaces set up on the server whose intent is to provide an easy method for sharing files. In this way files can be shared by a department, by a small group of users, between an instructor and their students, or between students. When you map a drive, you associate a drive letter with a path. It enables you to instantly jump to this shared location without having to go through a series of time-consuming steps.

How do I get access to a network share?

You will need to have been granted permission to access a shared drive. This is done by a supervisor, manager, or area administrator submitting a request to the IT Helpdesk. You cannot request access for yourself. If you have recently been given access to a shared drive, you will need to log off and back on again before you try to map to this share in order for the security changes to take effect.

How do I map to a network share?

Note: When connecting to a shared drive when off campus, you will first need to connect to the VIU network via VPN. Please see our instructions for connecting via VPN.

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