How do I map my G Drive to my personal computer

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How to map a network drive in Windows


  1. For Windows 7 or 8: Open Computer by clicking the Start button and then clicking Computer.
    For Windows 10: Open File Explorer and select "This PC".
  1. Click Map network drive. The Map Network Drive dialog box
  2. In the Drive drop down list, click G:
  3. In the Folder box, type \\sfs\student\YOUR USER NAME HERE
    (Example: \\sfs\student\John.Doe)
Click Finish.

Your computer should be connected, if you receive any errors, double check that are not any spelling mistakes in the folder path or your username.


How to map a network drive in Mac OS X


1. Make sure ‘Finder’ is the active application on the top left of the screen and select the ‘Go’ menu at the top of the screen. Select ‘Connect to Server' at the bottom of that menu.


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2. When prompted, you'll need to enter the path of the homeshare or departmental share you are mapping. To map your G:\ Drive type the following in for Server Address:
smb://sfs/student/YOUR USER NAME HERE
For Example (smb://sfs/student/John.Doe)

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3. If you click the '+', it will be saved as a favorite for future easy access. Click 'Connect' to connect to the server.

4. If this is the first time connecting, or you haven't saved your password, you will be prompted for your credentials. Make sure the “Registered User” radio button is selected. Enter your Franklin College username and password.

If you want to save your password, check the box to “Remember this password in the keychain” to skip this step in the future. Keep in mind that if you save your password, you will have to open Keychain Access and delete the saved password if you change your password in the future.

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5. Click "Connect" and the drive will mount on your desktop. The name of the drive will be your user name. You can put the drive in your dock for reconnecting quickly in the future.

6. When done, disconnect by dragging the drive to the Trash (which will turn into an eject symbol).

Your computer should be connected, if you receive any errors, double check that are not any spelling mistakes in the folder path or your username.
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