Network Drives

Never store documents and data on a local drive of a computer (e.g. C:). This location may be overwritten at any time and your documents will be lost. Instead, store your documents on a network drive. There are up to six drives available at the Humphrey School.

 Drive name    Windows network location  Mac network location
 Home (H:)  \\files.umn.edu\HHH\Home  smb://files.umn.edu/HHH/Home
 Open Home (O:)  \\files.umn.edu\HHH\Open Home  smb://files.umn.edu/HHH/Open Home
 Courses (T:)  \\files.umn.edu\HHH\Courses  smb://files.umn.edu/HHH/Courses
 Areas (G:)  \\files.umn.edu\HHH\Areas  smb://files.umn.edu/HHH/Areas
 Administration (S:)  \\files.umn.edu\HHH\Administration  smb://files.umn.edu/HHH/Administration
 Projects (P:)  \\files.umn.edu\HHH\Projects  smb://files.umn.edu/HHH/Projects

Access to each of these drives will depend on your role at the School (faculty, student, staff, teaching assistant, etc.)

Connecting to the Network Drives

Note: If you are connecting from outside the University, you will first need to install and use virtual private networking (VPN) before connecting to the network drives. More information can be found on our VPN page.

Once you are connected to the University network (locally or via VPN), you can map your network drives using the following directions.

On Windows 7

  1. Open the Start Menu in the bottom left corner 
  2. Right click on Computer > 'Map Network Drive' 
  3. Enter the network location (see above) that corresponds to the drive you want to map 
  4. When prompted for your credentials, log in with your University ID and password. 
    • Be sure to add ad.umn.edu\ before your University ID, e.g. ad.umn.edu\john0001 

On Windows 8 or above

  1. Open File Explorer and click on "This PC"
  2. Click on the "Computer" tab, then on the icon for "Map Network Drive"
  3. Enter the network location (see above) that corresponds to the drive you want to map 
  4. When prompted for your credentials, log in with your University ID and password. 
    • Be sure to add ad.umn.edu\ before your University ID, e.g. ad.umn.edu\john0001 

On a Mac

  1. Click on "Go" > "Connect to Server" 
  2. Enter the network location (see above) that corresponds to the drive you want to map 
  3. When prompted for your credentials, log in with your University ID and password. 
    • Be sure to add ad.umn.edu\ before your University ID, e.g. ad.umn.edu\john0001 
If you encounter any problems, please email help@umn.edu for assistance.