How to mount a network drive on a windows PC
To connect to our samba servers, you must have plain text passwords enabled. Click here for directions.
- Double-click My computer
- Select Tools -> Map Network Drive from the menu bar
- When prompted with the Map Network Drive wizard, select a drive
letter that you are not currently using (the default should be fine)
and then type in the location of the filesystem that you want to mount
in the format
\\server\filesystem. Note that it may be necessary to specify
the fully-qualified server name, like so:
If you are mounting your junkfood home directory, you should mount \\ringding.cs.umd.edu\username. Replace username with your username.
- Click Finish.
- If prompted for a password, provide your password on the server,
not the local machine.
Reasons why this might not work
- If you are connecting to a a CS department filesystem from the campus wireless network or from off-campus, you must be running the CS department VPN before connections will succeed.
- If your password doesn't work, make sure you're connecting as the correct user. The username on the local and remote systems may be different. In the Map network drive wizard above, note that there's a link that allows you to specify a different user name.
- If your password still isn't accepted, you may need to enable plain-text passwords