How Do I Map to a Shared Network Drive?

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.

Note: You will need to have been granted permission to access a shared drive. This is done by a supervisor or manager submitting a request to ITS. 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.

When connecting to a shared drive when off-campus or with a personal laptop or computer, you will first need to connect to the VIU network via VPN. Please see our instructions for connecting via VPN.


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