Connecting to the network file storage with Windows 7
Follow these steps to connect your Windows 7 computer to the network file storage from on campus. If you are off-campus, before following the steps below, you'll first need to setup a VPN connection on your personal computer.
Connecting Windows 7
This should only need to be done once and then your computer will reconnect to the network file storage each time it starts up.
- Click on the Start menu and choose Computer.
- In the top button bar, click on Map Network Drive.
If the window is small, the button may be hidden under the >> (see below).
- In the Map Network Drive window that appears, enter the following:
Drive: H: Folder: \\stofiles.stolaf.edu\users\username
replacing username with your St. Olaf username
Check the Reconnect at logon box. (This will ensure that you are reconnected to the network drives after you reboot your computer.)
- Then click on Finish.
- You will be prompted for your username and password. Enter "STOAD\" followed by your St. Olaf username and password, check the Remember my password box and click OK. (For example, if your username was "student", you would enter "STOAD\student".)
- When you return to the Computer window, you will now have your personal folder and access to your personal files.
- Repeat steps 2 through 6 to connect to the other network drives, substituting the information below in step 3.
Drive Letter Folder To Access... L: \\stofiles.stolaf.edu\classes your class folders P: \\stofiles.stolaf.edu\prime applications and installers S: \\stofiles.stolaf.edu\shared your shared folders W: \\stofiles.stolaf.edu\www college web sites for editing (personal web sites are in H:\www)