Mapping Drives in Windows OS

NOTE: You must be connected to the College VPN in order to access College network drives from a personal device, or from off-campus.


  1. Make sure you are connected to the College VPN if you are off-campus, or using a personal computer.
  2. Click on the Windows Start button, and open Computer.
  3. Click Map network drive. If you don’t see the option, make sure that Computer is highlighted in the left column.

For Windows 8, the “map network drive” option is now in the Computer Ribbon. If the Ribbon is minimized, you have to click the Computer menu. The Ribbon is only displayed if you click the Computer symbol (Windows 8) or the This PC icon (Windows 8.1 & 10) in the File Explorer’s navigation pane.


  1. Next, choose the drive letter and folder location for each drive you wish to map. The locations of the most commonly mapped drives are below.


  • L:\ Drive
    • Drive:  L:
    • Folder: \\cccmain.cedarcrest.local\dept_data
  • H:\ Drive
    • Drive:  H:
    • Folder: \\cccmain.cedarcrest.local\users\<UN>  , replacing <UN> with your network login name. (ex. \\cccmain.cedarcrest.local\users\jasmith)
  • F:\ Drive
    • Drive: F:
    • Folder: \\cccmain.cedarcrest.local\admin
  1. Check the box Reconnect at logon, then click Finish.
  2. A Windows Security window will appear asking for your network password.
    1. For username, enter cedarcrest\<UN>, replacing <UN> with your FalconNet user name.
      (ex. Cedarcrest\jasmith).
    2. For password, enter your current network login password.
  3. Click OK to map the drive. If you need to map additional drives, return to step 2.

NOTE: You only need to map the drives once. After that, they will remain in your list under Computer. You can access them as soon as you connect to the VPN.


Article ID: 58025
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