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The iSchool provides a shared collection of network storage folders known as the N: Drive (“N” for network). The following directions are for accessing the folders on the N: Drive. The directions presuppose you have the correct permissions to access the N: Drive folders. If you are unsure of your permissions to access the N: Drive, or specific folders within the N: Drive, please contact the iSchool IT Help Desk.

If you need to map the N: Drive on your computer, use the following server addresses:

Windows: \\netid.washington.edu\ischool
macOS: smb://netid.washington.edu/ischool

Fully detailed instructions are below.

The instructions on this page only apply if you are:

a) on campus

OR

b) off campus AND connected to the Husky OnNet VPN Service.

If you are off campus or not able to connect to or use the Husky OnNet VPN, it is still possible to access the N: Drive via FTP.

 

Access the N: Drive using an iSchool issued computer
Access the N: Drive using a personal computer

 

Access the N: Drive using an iSchool issued computer
Windows 8/10
macOS

 

Windows 8/10

(If you are off campus, connect to the Husky OnNet VPN)

1) click the Windows File Explorer button in the lower-left corner of the screen, click N: Drive below This PC

Windows 8 N: Drive Location

 

macOS

(If you are off campus, connect to the Husky OnNet VPN)

1) start Finder, navigate to the Applications folder, double-click the N: Drive icon

 

2) enter your UW NetID credentials if prompted, the N: Drive folders should open in a Finder window

 

Access the N: Drive using a personal computer
Windows 8/10
Mac OS X

 

Windows 8/10

(If you are off campus, connect to the Husky OnNet VPN)

 

1) right-click the lower-left Windows icon, click File Explorer, click This PC, click Computer, click Map network drive

 

2) in the Map Network Drive window, for Drive: use N:, for Folder: use \\netid.washington.edu\ischool, check Connect using different credentials, click Finish, for User name use the format netid\yourNetID, for Password use your NetID password, click OK

 

3) the N: Drive and its folders will appear below This PC

 

macOS

(If you are off campus, connect to the Husky OnNet VPN)

 

1) open Finder, click Preferences…, click Sidebar, check the box next to your computer name, close the Finder Preferences window

Finder Preferences

 

2) in Finder, click Go, click Connect to Server… (⌘ + K on your keyboard)

Finder -> Go -> Connect to Server...

 

3) for Server Address: use smb://netid.washington.edu/ischool, click the plus (+) button, click Connect, select Connect as: Registered User, for Name:, use netid\yourNetID, for Password: use your NetID password

Server Address

 

4) Finder will open a folder titled ischool with all of the N: Drive folders, you can also find the N: Drive folders in Finder by clicking your computer name -> ischool

N: Drive Folder

 


If you have any questions after reading this article or if you need any help, please don't hesitate to contact the iSchool IT Help Desk.

http://ischool.uw.edu/help
(206) 616-3086