PSU - Mapping Departmental Share Drive on Windows


This article provides instructions to map departmental share drive on Windows 10.



Task: To map departmental share drive on Windows 10.

Note: Off-campus users need to connect to the USNH VPN before following these instructions.



Step 1 - Click on the Windows Explorer icon on your task bar.


Step 2 - On the left side of the Windows Explorer windows, click on "This PC"


Step 3 - At the top of the window, click the tab named "Computer" and then click "Map network drive"


Step 4 - For the folder name enter: \\\DeptShareName (DeptShareName representing the name of the shared drive).

Note: Make sure the Reconnect at logon, is checked and if you're on your personal computer (not PSU owned) make sure Connect using different credentials, is checked.


Step 5 - If you checked Connect using different credentials, a new window will pop up. Type in: ad\username in the username field, where username is your myPlymouth username. Type in your myPlymouth password in the password field. If you do not see a window open, click on Finish, or OK.

Note: Make sure the Remember my credentials is checked.



A new window should open showing you the shared drive you just mapped to. The drive will then be available to be accessed in Windows Explorer on the left side.


Further Readings

PSU - Mapping MyDrive Using Windows

GlobalProtect VPN: General Information and Resources 


Need additional help?

Visit the Technology Help Desk Support page to locate your local campus contact information or to submit an online technology support request.  For password issues you must call or visit the Help Desk in person.  



Article ID: 2514
Fri 10/2/20 5:05 PM
Thu 9/28/23 11:52 AM
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Plymouth State University (PSU)