Map Network Drives in Windows 7

General Steps

  1. In Windows 7, click the start button, right-click on Computer and select Map a Network Drive.
  2. Change the Drive: and Folder: to match the drive and folder you want to map (see below for folder paths). This picture shows an example for mapping the "M:" drive. (image)
  3. Click the Finish button to close the window and finish the operation.  If you are prompted for a username and password, you will need to add EGR\ to the beginning of your username. The drive will now open in a window of its own and appear under My Computer. (image)

Drive Specific Instructions

  1. M: Home
    • Drive: M:
    • Folder: \\\username
  2. O: Office
    • Drive: O:
    • Folder: \\\dfs\office-*department*\*department*  (*department* is the common abbreviation for your department; examples below)

      The following paths are case sensitive.









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External groups supported by DECS will map to the following path:


  1. R: Research
    • Drive: R:
    • Folder: \\\dfs\research
  2. T: DFS
    • Drive: T:
    • Folder: \\\dfs
  3. W: Web
    • Drive: W:
    • Folder: \\\web

NOTE: The drive letter is simply a recommendation. It can be any drive you choose if the suggested drive letter is currently in use.

What is the Home Directory?

Home (M:) is personal space for each user.

What is the Office Directory?

Office (O:) is shared space set up for departmental groups.

What is the Research Directory?

Research (R:) is shared space set up for various research groups

What is DFS?

Think of DFS (T:) as a drive containing all the other drives. Mapping it should eliminate the need to map any of the other network drives.

What is the Web Directory?

Web (W:) is shared space for various groups dedicated for web sites.