Connecting to the network file storage with Windows XP
Follow these steps to connect your Windows XP 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 XP
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 My Computer.
- In the top menu bar, click on Tools and then click Map Network Drive.
- 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.
- 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 have 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 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)