Map a Drive

If you have a Cornell-owned PC (that is a joined to the Cornell domain) your assigned server drives might be automagically mapped for you.
If that is not the case, please follow the below instruction to connect to your drive.

**Biotech users require connecting to the Cornell VPN before mapping a drive IF they are using wireless.

Map a Drive-Windows 7

1. Open the Start Menu, right-click ‘Computer‘ and select ‘Map Network Drive’:

2. Select a ‘Drive’ letter and enter the address of the ‘Folder’ to which you would like to map:

* Note:  enter address in UNC format, i.e.
\\IP or HostName\Sharename

3. If you are not logged in to the Cornell domain, check the box for ‘Connect using different credentials’ and enter ‘Cornell\YourNetID’ and password.

4. You may choose to ‘Reconnect at logon’ if this computer will always access the drive from on-campus or through a VPN connection.

5. Click ‘Finish’ and you should find the new drive letter available under ‘Computer’.

Map a Drive-Windows 10

1. Click the start menu and select File Explorer.

2. Click This PC then select Computer at the top left of the window.

3. Choose Map a Network Drive.

4. Continue on from step 2 of windows 7 instructions.

Map a Drive-Mac OS X

1. In the Finder, choose Go > ‘Connect to Server.’

2. Type the network address for the computer in the Server Address text box using one of these formats:



3. Follow the onscreen instructions to type the workgroup name and a user name and password, and choose the shared folder you want to access.

In the above dialog change the Name field to CORNELL\ABC123 (Your NetID)

*Note:  If you connect to the shared folder using Connect to Server, its icon may appear in the Finder window sidebar or on your desktop.