Mapping Drives in Windows OS

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


  1. Make sure you are connected to the College VPN if you are off-campus, or using a personal computer.
  2. Open File Explorer from the taskbar or the Start  menu, or press the Windows logo key  + E.

  3. Select This PC from the left pane. Then, on the Computer tab, select Map network drive. 


  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
  • P:\ Drive
    • Drive: P:
    • Folder: \\ccc-storage02.cedarcrest.local\Courses
  • Q:\ Drive
    • Drive: Q:
    • Folder: \\cccmain.cedarcrest.local\DEattachments
  • R:\ Drive
    • Drive: R:
    • Folder: \\cccmain.cedarcrest.local\IA_Exports
  • V:\ Drive
    • Drive: V:
    • Folder: \\cccmain.cedarcrest.local\IA_Batch_Data
  • W:\ Drive
    • Drive: W:
    • Folder:  \\ccc-marketingcedarcrest.local\commmarket
  • Z:\ Drive
    • Drive: Z:
    • Folder:  \\cccdining\edrive
  1. Check the box Reconnect at logon, then click Finish.
  2. A Windows Security window will appear asking for your network password.
    1. If you are on campus, enter your FalconNet user name. (ex. jasmith)
    2. If you are off campus using the College VPN, you must enter the domain then username, in the format cedarcrest\<UN>, replacing <UN> with your FalconNet user name. (ex. Cedarcrest\jasmith).
    3. For password, enter your current FalconNet (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
Mon 7/23/18 3:01 PM
Sun 8/21/22 5:02 PM

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