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Network Drive Instructions – Windows

This guide will allow you to access a TAMU network drive.



Connect to TAMU Network:

  • On-campus: Connect to the TAMU Wi-Fi network named “TAMU_WiFi”.
  • Off-campus: Connect to the TAMU Cisco VPN
    • Instructions for settings up the Cisco VPN on Windows
    • Instructions for settings up the Cisco VPN on Mac


Necessary Information:

Folder: Path for the network drive you wish to connect to.

Commonly used folder paths:

  • H Drive/Home Drive (for faculty): \\\faculty\NetID
  • H Drive/Home Drive (for staff): \\\staff\NetID
  • T Drive/Transfer Drive: \\\engr\cven\shared
  • V Drive/TEES: \\\tees
  • R Drive/Research Drive: \\\research
  • CE Profs: \\\ceprofs$\NetID

Username: Your NetID username
Password: Your NetID password


Instructions for Connecting:

Step 1: Open File Explorer by clicking the icon or by searching for the program in the Start Menu.

Step 2: Right-click This PC -> Map network drive… (or My Computer -> Map network drive…depending on your version of Windows).

Step 3: Type the desired path under Folder

Check the box for Reconnect at sign-in and Connect using different credentials.
Click Finish.

Step 4: Type your TAMU credentials in the Windows security box.

Use AUTH\NetID as your username.
Check the box for Remember my credentials. Click OK.

Step 5: You should see the drive connected in File Explorer under Network locations.