Accessing a UNH Fileshare on a PC

This guide is to assist in connecting to a UNH Fileshare on a PC. For instructions on how to connect on a Mac, click here.

Requirements

  • Permissions to the fileshare.
  • Knowledge of the address of the share.
  • PC Computer.
  • A valid connection to the UNH network through a wired connection or unh-highspeed wireless network.
  • If you are off campus, connection to the UNH VPN. (http://vpn.unh.edu)

The process of how to access a fileshare depends on the environment you are in. This will explain the different environments you could be in and how to access a fileshare in each environment.

Accessing a fileshare on the UNH AD network

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. In the Search programs and files field, type the name of the fileshare. Example: \\filestore\scep$

Creating a shortcut on your desktop on UNH AD network

  1. Right-click on your desktop and click New and then select Shortcut.
  2. You will be brough to the Create Shortcut screen.
  3. Type in the path to the fileshare in the browse field and click Next.
  4. You will be asked what you would like to name the shortcut. Name it to your desire and click Finish.
  5. a new icon will appear on your desktop with the name you chose.

Accessing a fileshare off the UNH AD network

  1. Connect to the UNH VPN by clicking here.
  2. Open the Start menu.
  3. in the Search programs and filesfield, type the name of the fileshare. In this case, since you are not on AD, you will to type the fileshare's name entirely. Example: \\filestore\scep$
  4. Hit Enter and allow the fileshare to load. You will need to verify AD information when the pop-up generates.

When typing in your AD username, be sure to add "ad\" before the username. Example: ad\abc123

Creating a shortcut on your desktop off the UNH AD network

  1. Right-click on your desktop and click New and then select Shortcut
  2. You will be brought to the Create Shortcut screen.
  3. Type in the path to the fileshare in the browse field. In this case, since you are not on AD, you will need to type the fileshare's name entirely. Example: \\fp1.unh.edu\Lync$. Click Next.
  4. You may be asked to put in your AD credentials.

    When typing in your AD username, be sure to add "ad\" before the username. Example: ad\abc123

  5. You will be asked what you would like to name the shortcut. Name it to your desire and click Finish.
  6. A new icon will appear on your desktop with the name you chose.
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Article ID: 861
Created
Fri 7/19/19 5:39 PM
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Mon 9/23/19 2:34 PM