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Network Drive Mapping

Under the Novell environment, some departments had a shared network drive (L: drive) and perhaps one or more other drives for their department.  Most faculty and staff had their own personal network home folder (J: drive).

For Windows systems that are joined to the new Active Directory domain, these drives should automatically appear.  If the drives do not appear, though, below is a matrix showing how the drive mappings changed and instructions to manually map a network drive.

If you would like assistance mapping the drive, please contact the Technology Help Desk.

Old Drive Map PathOld IP Map PathNew Drive Map Path
\\fs01\share01.. \\\share01\.. \\\share01\..
\\fs02\share02\.. \\\share02\.. \\\share02\..
\\fs03\share03\.. \\\share03\.. \\\share03\..
\\fs04\share04\.. \\\share04\.. \\\share04\..
\\fs05\share05\.. \\\share05\.. \\\share05\..
\\fs06\share06\.. \\\share06\.. \\\share06\..
\\fs07\share07\.. \\\share07\.. \\\share07\..
\\fs08\share08\.. \\\share08\.. \\\share08\..
\\fs09\share09\.. \\\share09\.. \\\share09\..
\\Ffs10\share10\.. \\\share10\.. \\\share10\..
\\fs11\share11\.. \\\share11\.. \\\share11\..
\\fs12\share12\.. \\\share12\.. \\\share12\..
\\fs13\share13\.. \\\share13\.. \\\share13\..
\\fs14\share14\.. \\\share14\.. \\\share14\..
\\fs15\share15\.. \\\share15\.. \\\share15\..
\\fs16\share\.. \\\share16\.. \\\share16\..
\\aces\aces\apps\.. \\\aces\apps\.. \\\aces\apps\..


The new drive path for departmental shared or personal home drives will begin with \\\

The old drive mappings started with a server name (\\FS## or \\ACES), followed by a volume and folder name.

For example on a Windows PC: if \\FS08\SHARE08\GROUP\myDept\Shared is your shared drive, it would become \\\SHARE08\GROUP\myDept\Shared

The correct drive mapping on a Mac starts with SMB and uses the forward slashes "/" and would look like this:


If you have a J: drive, or personal folder, the drive path change follows the same pattern:
\\\SHARE(share number)\USERS\(your userID)

or on on a Mac it would look like this: SMB://lc-fs1/share(share number)/USERS/(Your UserID)

To see your specific drive mappings, please login below.

Microsoft Windows 7 comes with a MAP NETWORK DRIVE wizard.

First, open Windows Explorer.  This can be opened by clicking on the file folder icon in the Task Bar, or from the Windows Accessories

iPrint - Windows 7 Explorer1

There are two ways to launch the Map Network Drive wizard.

Click on the Computer heading to make the Windows Explorer window look like this.

AD - Windows 7 Explorer2

You can then click on the Map Network Drive button to launch the network drive mapping wizard.

Or you can click on the Tools menu and select Map Network Drive from the menu to launch the network drive mapping wizard. 

AD - Windows 7 Drive Map Wizard1

The network drive mapping wizard will then present this window.


First select the drive letter to use from the Drive drop down menu.  Type in the full path to the shared folder including the server, the correct share number, and path like this example:



Microsoft Windows 10 comes with a MAP NETWORK DRIVE wizard.

First, launch the Windows 10 Windows Explorer by either clicking on a file folder in the Windows Task Bar, or clicking on Windows Explorer in the Windows program menu under Windows Accessories, then click on the This PC icon in the Explorer window.  This will show any existing network drives.

If you don't see the menu ribbon along the top, click on Computer menu heading.  You can see a Map Network Drive button along the top.

AD - Windows 10 Explorer1

Click on the Map Network Drive button and then on the menu that drops down, click on Map Network Drive to start the network drive mapping wizard.

The network drive mapping wizard window looks very much like the Windows 7 network drive mapping wizard window.


Enter the server name \\\ followed by the right share volume number \ Group \ and then the rest of the path to the shared folder like this example:

Example: \\\SHARE05\GROUP\myDept\Shared



To map a network a drive using SMB on a Mac computer:

  1. In Finder, click on "Go", then "Connect to Server" (or ⌘+K)
  2. Enter the server and folder path  (for example: smb://
  3. If prompted, enter your username and password



Please note that when typing the network path it is necessary to use the forward slashes "/", not the back slashes "\".

After successfully connecting to the shared folder, Finder will open a new window which will show the contents of the shared folder.  At the top of the Window you will see a computer icon and the path to the shared folder.  To save the connection click on the Computer Icon and drag it over to the Favorites section on the left side of the Finder Window.  That will enable you to quickly open the shared folder just by clicking on the link in the list of Favorites on the left side of the Finder Window.



Use the following command to map a drive in Windows 7 or in Windows 10 in a Command or CMD windows at the blinking prompt.

Type NET USE and then the drive letter you want to use followed by the full path to the shared folder including the server name, the volume name and the directories or folders in the path including the actual shared folder at the end of the path.

The /PERSISTENT:YES makes Windows remember it just like checking the Reconnect at Logon option in the network drive mapping wizard.


net use O: \\\SHARE01\GROUP\myDept\Shared /PERSISTENT:YES



To remove or disconnect a network drive at the command prompt type:

net use O: /delete

To display what drives are currently mapped just type:

net use



And when finished, type exit to close the Windows Command window.


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