The College shared drive should be used to store important files that either need shared access and/or need to be backed up. You can either mount the shared drive on your computer, or access it via a web interface. When the drive is mounted, you can directly access the files. With the web interface you will have to download the files on to your computer to work on them, and then upload them back to the shared drive when finished.

There are currently five shares, the “env” share for the Dean’s Office, the “cig” share for the Climate Impacts Group, “EarthLab” share for EarthLab, the “Advancement” share for the Advancement Group.

NOTE: Many off-campus networks have firewalls that will block the ports necessary to mount the drive. In this case you will either need to use the UW VPN software Husky OnNet or use the web interface to access the shared drive.

Need technical assistance?  Please fill out the eSITS Help Request form.

Mounting the drive in Windows 10

  1. Right click on the “This PC” icon on your desktop.
  2. Select Map network drive…
  3. In the Drive box, Windows automatically picks the drive letter.
  4. In the Folder box, type in:
    \\\env for the “env” share,
    \\\cig for the “cig” share,
    \\\EarthLab for the “EarthLab” share,  \\\Advancement for the “Advancement” share or
    \\\uhomedirs for your personal share.
  5. Click the “Reconnect at sign-in” and the “Connect using different credentials” boxes and click Finish
  6. In the popup window, for username type “netid\yournetid”, where “yournetid” is your UW NetID (e.g. netid\parker).
  7. Type in your UWNETID password in the password box.
  8. Click on the box “Remember my credentials”.
  9. Click on OK.
  10. The shared drive should now appear under “Network Location” in the “This PC” icon on your desktop
  11. The shared drive will automatically connect after this whenever you reboot.
  12. If you want a shortcut to the shared drive, in your Windows Explorer window drag the share onto your desktop.

Mounting the drive in Mac OS X (10.14.6)

  1. In Finder, under Go menu select “Connect to Server”.
  2. For server address, type:  smb://  You will be presented a list of shares (Advancement, cig, coenv, EarthLab, env).  Pick your appropriate share.
  3. Once you have selected your share, click on the OK button.
  4. In popup window select “Registered User”.
  5. In “Name” type “netid\yournetid”, where “yournetid” is your UW NetID (e.g. netid\parker).
  6. Type your UW NetID password for the password.
  7. Click on “Remember this password in my keychain”.
  8. If a popup comes up asking which volume to mount, select “env”.
  9. To set the disk to auto mount on login, start by clicking on “System Preferences” in the Apple Menu at the top of the screen.
  10. Choose “Users & Groups”.
  11. Choose your login name (should be under Current User).
  12. Select “Login Items”.
  13. In the Finder window, look for the Shared Item labeled “env” and drag it into the “Login Item” list.
  14. If you want a shortcut to the shared drive on your desktop, drag the same item from the Finder window onto your desktop.

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