Please note, support for Windows XP ends April of 2014. Please find more information here.
- In Windows XP, right-click on My Computer to open a menu, then select Map Network Drive. (image). In Windows 7, click the start button, right-click on Computer and select Map a Network Drive.
- Change the Drive: and Folder: to match the drive and folder you wish to map. (see below for the folder paths) This picture shows an example for mapping the "M:" drive. (image)
- 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, and follow this format: EGR\YOURUSERNAME
The drive will now open in a window of its own and appear under My Computer. (image)
Drive Specific Instructions
- M: Home
- Drive: M:
- Folder: \\samba.egr.msu.edu\username
- O: Office
- Drive: O:
- Folder: \\cifs.egr.msu.edu\dfs\office-*department*\*department* (*department* is the common abbreviation for your department; examples below)
The following paths are case sensitive.
External groups supported by DECS will map to the following path:
- R: Research
- Drive: R:
- Folder: \\samba.egr.msu.edu\research
- T: DFS
- Drive: T:
- Folder: \\samba.egr.msu.edu\dfs
- W: Web
- Drive: W:
- Folder: \\samba.egr.msu.edu\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.