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On-Campus

If you are using a University computer, some network file spaces may automatically connect for you.  If the network file space you are looking for is not automatically connected, follow the instructions below.

Off-Campus

If you are working remotely (outside the University network), you will first need to use the VPN to connect to the University network.  Once connected with the VPN, follow the instructions below.

Instructions 

Connection Instructions (Windows)

  1. For Windows 7 and older: In the Start menu, right-click on Computer, and click Map Network Drive from the menu
    For Windows 8 and 10: Open File Explorer, go to This PC, and click Map Network Drive from the Computer tab of the Ribbon above

  2. In the Map Network Drive window, the first line will have a letter in it. You can change this to any letter you want as long as it is not already in use.
    On the second line labeled Folder, enter the path for the network file space you wish to map: 

    Network File SpaceDriveFolderNotes
    Home Folder (U: Drive)U:\\lincoln.univ.albany.edu\NetIDReplace the word "NetID" with your UAlbany NetID.
    Departmental Folders (V: Drive)V:\\lincoln.univ.albany.edu\DivisionalCodeReplace the word "DivisionalCode" with your divisional code.
    U-wide Folders(any available)\\lincoln.univ.albany.edu\netapps
    S: Drive (100MB personal file space)S:\\storage.albany.edu\NetIDReplace the word "NetID" with your UAlbany NetID.
  3. If you are logged into this computer using your own personal laptop or home computer, follow these steps:
    • Unselect the box for Reconnect at sign-in
    • Select the box for Connect using different credentials
    • Be sure that you prefix your NetID with the correct domain, such as ualbany\NetID.
  4. Click Finish in the Map Network Drive window.

  5. If you are prompted with the Windows Security dialog box:
    • On the Username line, enter ualbany\NetID replacing the word NetID with your NetID.
      For example, if your user name is ab123456, enter ualbany\ab123456
    • Enter your MyUAlbany password

  6. Click OK.

Connection Instructions (Mac OS X)

  1. Select Go on the toolbar.
  2. Select Connect to Server.
  3. In the address box, enter the address for the network file space you wish to map:

    Network File SpaceServer AddressNotes
    Home Folder (U: Drive)cifs://lincoln.univ.albany.edu/NetIDReplace the word "NetID" with your UAlbany NetID.
    Departmental Folders (V: Drive)cifs://lincoln.univ.albany.edu/DivisionalCodeReplace the word "DivisionalCode" with your divisional code.
    U-wide Folderscifs://lincoln.univ.albany.edu/netapps
    S: Drivecifs://storage.albany.edu/NetIDReplace the word "NetID" with your UAlbany NetID.
  4. A prompt will appear now for you to enter your Domain (UALBANY), NetID, and password.  For Name, enter UALBANY\NetID. 

    replacing the word NetID with your NetID.  For example, if your user name is ab123456, enter UALBANY\ab123456

  5. Follow these instructions if you wish to always map that drive at startup.


Documentation is also available for accessing Network Drives from an iOS device.


Disconnection Instructions (Windows)

  1. For Windows 7 and older: Open Computer. Your mapped network drives should be located under “Network Location”
    For Windows 8 and 10: Open File Explorer. Your mapped network drives should be located in the left window.
  2. Right click on the drive you wish to disconnect and select “Disconnect”
  3. Your drive is now disconnected.

Disconnection Instructions (Mac OS X)

  1. Select Finder, which is located at the bottom of your Mac screen.
  2. Under the Shared section located to the left of the dialog box, select the network drive you wish to disconnect. Then, select the Eject symbol to the right.



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