This article provides instructions on connecting to the N & K drives when using a Windows computer.

Work Anywhere

When working away from the University campus staff and students can access their N & K drives in the same way as they do when on campus if they first setup a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection.

This article provides instructions on setting up VPN: Setting up the VPN for remote access on Windows.
Note:The connection to N and K drives will fail at startup if you are working remotely and the VPN is not connected.

Accessing N and K drives

'Network Drives' desktop app

Staff with a University laptop can use the ‘Network Drives’ application on the Desktop to connect or reconnect the N and K drives.

Manual setup

N and K drives can be accessed by using the built-in ‘Map Network Drive’ function in Windows Explorer.

Follow the steps below to setup connections to your N and K drives:

  1. Identify your N and K drive addresses:
    • N Drive
      Use the ‘Find my N Drive’ tool to identify the folder address of your N drive.
      (Note: You need to have connected via the VPN to use this tool when off campus)
    • K Drive
      Use the address '\\sp1\public'.

  2. Map your drives
    - Follow this procedure for each drive -
    • Open Windows Explorer
      (On Windows 10 open File Explorer)
    • Select ‘Computer’ in the navigator pane on the left
      (On Windows 10 select 'This PC')
    • Select ‘Map network drive’ in the tool/menu bar
      mapnwdrive.png
    • Use the following entries:
      • Drive: 'N:' / 'K:' (if available - otherwise select an available drive letter of your choice)
      • Folder: enter the folder address identified above
      • Tick ‘Reconnect at logon’
      • Tick ‘Connect using different credentials’
      • Select [Finish]
    • You will be prompted to enter your University userid and password.
      You must prefix your University username with ‘uni\ ‘ (e.g ‘uni\trainerg’): 
      mapdrivecredentials.png
      Tick ‘ Remember my credentials’ and select [OK]
      (This should ensure that the connections are setup automatically at future logins).

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