Home Directory Service
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
- Windows 7: Open My Computer
Click Tools > Map Network Drive
Windows 8.1: Click Computer > Map network drive > Map network drive
Windows 10: Click Home > Easy access > Map as Drive
- 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).
- 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.
- Click the Finish button.
- 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.
- 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.