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Map a Drive to Home Directory with Windows

Using Windows, you can map a drive to the location where your Home Directory files reside, which achieves the same result as connecting through the Home Directory application (although auto-logoff settings are not implemented).

To do this, you must have a working connection to the University computing network. If you are off-Grounds, you must be connected via the Cisco Virtual Private network (VPN), configured to use UVa Anywhere.

Map a drive to your Home Directory with ITS-Supported Versions of Windows

  1. Windows 7: Open My Computer
    Click Tools > Map Network Drive
    HDS Map Network Drive
    Windows 8.1: Click Computer > Map network drive > Map network drive
    HDS Map Network Drive
    Windows 10: Click Home > Easy access > Map as Drive
    HDS Map Network Drive
  2. In the Map Network Drive dialog box, select the desired drive letter from the Drive field. (Note: the first available drive will be selected by default, but you may choose any available drive letter you wish; not all drive letters may be available).
  3. In the Folder field, type the full path of your Home Directory. For instance, \\home1.storage.virginia.edu\userID where userID is your UVa Computing ID (for example, mst3k), as in the image below.
  4. Click the Finish button.

    HDS Map Network Drive

  5. If you are prompted for a user ID and password after clicking the Finish button, enter your UVa computing ID like this: ESERVICES\mst3k, and then your Eservices password.
  6. Once successfully mapped, you will see a window showing the contents of your Home Directory, just as you would with the Home Directory Login application.

  Page Updated: Thursday 2016-04-07 17:12:54 EDT