The Nebula shared drive can be used to store non-confidential files that either need shared access and/or need to be backed up. Confidential files must be stored on the College shared drive. You can only mount the shared drive on your computer when on-campus. Nebula Windows computers will automatically have the shared drive mounted as the “I” drive. When the drive is mounted, you can directly access the college files in the “groups” folder under “coenv”.

Mounting the drive in Windows from a non-Nebula computer

  1. From the Start Menu click on “Computer”.
  2. Click on the toolbar item labeled “Map network drive”.
  3. For drive letter choose “I”.
  4. For folder type “\\nebula2.washington.edu\uw”
  5. Click on “Reconnect at logon”.
  6. If you are logged in using the “netid” domain, click on Finish and go to step 13.
  7. Otherwise, click on “Connect using different credentials”.
  8. Click on Finish.
  9. In the popup window, for username type “netid\yournetid”, where “yournetid” is your UW NetID (e.g. netid\harry).
  10. Type your UW NetID password for the password.
  11. Click on the box “Remember my credentials”.
  12. Click on OK.
  13. The shared drive should now appear under “Network Location” in the “Computer” window.
  14. The shared drive will automatically connect after this whenever you reboot.
  15. If you want a shortcut to the shared drive, in your Windows Explorer window drag the item labeled “env” onto your desktop.

Mounting the drive in Mac OS X

  1. In Finder, under Go menu select “Connect to Server”.
  2. For server address type “cifs://nebula2.washington.edu/uw”.
  3. Click on the “+” button.
  4. Click on the “Connect” button.
  5. In popup window select “Registered User”.
  6. In “Name” type “netid\yournetid”, where “yournetid” is your UW NetID (e.g. netid\harry).
  7. Type your UW NetID password for the password.
  8. Click on “Remember this password in my keychain”.
  9. If a popup comes up asking which volume to mount, select “env”.
  10. To set the disk to automount on login, start by clicking on “System Preferences” in the Apple Menu at the top of the screen.
  11. Choose “Users & Groups”.
  12. Choose your login name (should be under Current User).
  13. Select “Login Items”.
  14. In the Finder window, look for the Shared Item labeled “coenv-share” and drag it into the “Login Item” list.
  15. If you want a shortcut to the shared drive on your desktop, drag the same item from the Finder window onto your desktop.

Accessing the shared drive via the Web Interface

The web interface is no longer available.