Mapping a Network Drive in Windows 7

Mapping a Network Drive for Windows 7:

NOTE: If you are not on the Roanoke College network, you will not be able to map a network drive without being connected via VPN. Instructions for setting up VPN can be found here for Windows and here for Mac.

1. Open the start menu

2. Open “computer”

3.  At the top select “map a network drive”

4.  For the drive menu select the letter you designate for this drive(ex. For your Z: drive, you would select Z:)

5.  In the folder field type in or copy and paste the location for your drive.

For your Z: drive, you would type: \\academic.roanoke.edu\zdrives\yourusername

6. Select finish

When you are asked to sign in, you may need to type Academic\username, then your password.

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