Mapping a Drive

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Use the procedures below to access and use MyFiles.

Mapping MyFiles for Windows Computers

  1. Connect to VPN.
  2. Open File Explorer (from Desktop or Start Menu).
  3. Select "This PC".
  4. Click on "Map Network Drive" from the tool bar (near top of window). A dialog box will show up.
  5. Select the drive letter you would like to use in the "Drive:" drop down box (any letter will work).
  6. Type the full path of the share you would like to map in the "Folder:" box.
    • For department share: \\myfiles.iastate.edu\deptshare$

      (Note: replace deptshare with your departmental share name; this is usually your department or college’s shortname, such as engr or las. Department shares may end with a dollar sign ($)).

    • For individual share: \\myfiles.iastate.edu\Users\UserNetID
  7. If you would like your MyFiles path to attempt to reconnect at login you can select the check box “Reconnect at logon”.

    (Note: The drive will fail to map if you are not connected to the University VPN service when not on the campus network).

  8. Check the box next to “Connect using different credentials.”
  9. Click Finish. A login box will appear.
  10. Enter your username as: Iastate\yourNetID.

    (Note: Replace yourNetID with your University NetID).

  11. Enter your University password in the Password box.
  12. Click OK.

You should now see your drive mapped.

Mapping MyFiles for Apple Macintosh Computers

  1. Connect to VPN.
  2. Click on Finder in the dock (should be far left icon).
  3. Click on the Go menu (top of screen).
  4. Select Connect to Server.
  5. In the Server Address enter:
    • For department share: smb://myfiles.iastate.edu/deptshare$

      (Note: replace deptshare with your departmental share name; this is usually your department or college’s shortname, such as engr or las. Department shares may end with a dollar sign ($)).

    • For individual share: smb://:@myfiles.iastate.edu/Users/UserNetID
  6. Click Connect.
  7. If you receive a login prompt, enter the following information:
    • Username: iastate\yourNetID (replace yourNetID with your University NetID).
    • Password: Enter your University password.

You should now be taken to your MyFiles Storage.