Tips and Tricks
Connecting to your network drive ("H drive")
Windows or VMWare Virtual Lab (mapping a network drive)
If you are on a campus computer, or logged on to VMWare Horizon VLAB, your H: Drive should be automatically mapped and will be found under COMPUTER in the File Explorer. If it is not you will need to add it:
- Click on the "Start Menu."
- Right click on "Computer."
- Click on "Map Network Drive."
- Select a Drive Letter that's not already in use from the dropdown menu.
- Type the address of the server and the share in "Folder". The format is \\server\share, so to access the shared folder "temp" on the server "fileserver1", you would use \\fileserver1\temp.
- Faculty: \\fileserver1\username
- Student: \\fileserver1.coloradocollege.edu\students\username
- Check "Reconnect at logon" to automatically reconnect.
- You can find the mapped drive under "Computer"
Command DOS prompt (drive must be mapped, see instructions above)
- Open a Command Prompt window by clicking Start and typing "command" or "cmd" in the search box then click the Command Prompt icon in results.
- Type "H:" at the prompt to access your network drive.
- Typing "dir" will list a directory's contents
Mac (mounting a volume)
- Open Finder
- Click "Go."
- Click "Connect to Server."
- Type "smb://" followed by the server address.
- It may ask for your username and password. If it does, type in your Colorado College username and password and click continue.
- Once you are connected to the network drive we can set up automatic connections upon logging into the Mac:
- Open System Preferences and click on “Users & Groups”
- Select your user name from the list and then click the “Login Items” tab
- Drag & drop a mounted network drive into the login items list
- Optional: check the “Hide” box to keep the drives window from opening on each login and boot
Mac Terminal (H drive volume must be mounted via Mac instructions above)
- Open Terminal Window
- Type "cd /Volumes/username"
- Typing "ls" will list directory contents.
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