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Mounting network drives

Mounting network drives

What?

Tip: first check if your network drives are mounted automatically.

Mount how?

Mounting on a Windows device

When you mount you map a drive letter to a network drive. Following letters are not allowed: A, B, C, G, H, S, W, X, Y and Z.

A number of drive letters are reserved.

G:-drive for the UGent Global Namespace
Thanks to the UGent Global Namespace you have access to all your network drives and folders via only one drivemapping, i.e.:
 \\files.ugent.be\<login name>
Note: if you make use of the UGent Global Namespace and at the same time mount network drives separately, you will see the same content more than once in the (Windows) Explorer.
S:-drive only for UGent staff: grouping all your shares;
is mounted automatically on Athena and on all (Windows) PCs installed using the rollout and joined to the Active Directory domain. Drivemapping is:
\\files.ugent.be\<login name>\shares
The S:-drive corresponds to G:\shares.
H:-drive for your homedrive, personal disk space;
is mounted automatically on Athena and on all (Windows) PCs installed using the rollout and joined to the Active Directory domain.
The H:-drive corresponds to G:\home.
W:-drive for your personal web space
The W:-drive can also be found in the folder G:\WWW.

Windows 8 & 10

Make sure the computer is connected correctly to the UGentNet. From outside the UGent, this means that you first need to set up a VPN-connection
  1. Click on "Desktop".
  2. Click on the Windows button + E.
  3. Click on "Computer".
  4. Click on "Map Network Drive".
  5. In the dialogue box that appears, next to Path, type (for example):
    \\files.ugent.be\<login name>
  6. Select "Reconnect at sign-in" if is not selected.
  7. Click on "Finish".

Windows 7

Make sure the computer is connected correctly to the UGentNet. From outside the UGent, this means that you first need to set up a VPN-connection
  1. Right click on "Start".
  2. Choose "Open Windows Desktop".
  3. Click on "Tools" in the menu.
  4. Click on "Map Network Drive".
  5. Type for 'Folder: (for example) ' \\files.ugent.be\<login name> and click on 'OK'.
  6. In the dialogue box that appears, next to Path, type (for example):
    \\files.ugent.be\<login name>
  7. Select "Reconnect at sign-in" if is not selected.
  8. Click on "Finish".

On a Mac (MacOS X or higher)

Make sure the computer is connected correctly to the UGentNet. From outside the UGent, this means that you first need to set up a VPN-connection

Use this method to reach your network drives:

smb://<loginname>@files.ugent.be/<loginname>/shares/<sharename>/ 

Map your home drive:

smb://<loginname>@files.ugent.be/<loginname>/home/

On a Linux system

Make sure the computer is connected correctly to the UGentNet. From outside the UGent, this means that you first need to set up a VPN-connection

Mount on Ubuntu

Make sure the computer is connected correctly to the UGentNet. From outside the UGent, this means that you first need to set up a VPN-connection

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