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  • Network Drives - Connect to network drives with Windows XP



    Connect to your P-Drive or T-Drive on a Windows XP computer.

    1. In My Computer  open the Tools menu and choose Map a Network Drive
    2. Enter the file path for the network drive you'd like to connect to
      • Student P-Drive: \\oitfs1\Students
      • Fac/Staff P-Drive: \\oitfs1\Fac-Staff
      • T-Drive: \\oitfs2\Team
    3. Check the box to Reconnect at Logon and click Finish

    Detail: Step by step:

    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

    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.

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    Step 2: Enter the information for your network drive.

    • The Map Network Drive window will appear.
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    • 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.
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    • (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.
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    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.
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    Last Reviewed on: 2014-03-11