How do I access my network T- or P-Drive on Windows XP?
Pre-requisites: Your computer must first be connected to the campus network before using network drives. If your computer is already connected to the campus network, skip to Step 1.
- If you are on campus, make sure that your computer is plugged in with an ethernet cable or connected to the wireless network.
- If you are off campus, follow the instructions for using VPN prior to proceeding to the next step.
Step 1: Open My Computer and select Map a network drive.
- On your Windows XP Desktop, select My Computer (this may be under the Start Menu).
- The My Computer Window will appear.
- Click on the Tools menu and select Map a network drive.
Step 2: Enter the information for your network drive.
- The Map Network Drive window will appear.
- Select the appropriate Drive letter. Commonly, P is used for Personal Drives and T is used for Team drives.
- Selecting Reconnect at Logon is optional.
- Enter the folder path using the \\server\folder format.
- (Optional) If connecting from a personal computer, select Connect using a different username. Otherwise, click Finish and skip the next step.
- (Optional) If you using a personal computer and have chosen to connect using a different logon, enter your username with the seattleu\ format (seattleu\username). Otherwise, skip to the next step.
Step 3: The My Computer window will now display your T- or P- drive under Network Drives.
- If you would like to create a shortcut for fast reconnect, drag the icon for your network drive to your desktop.