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Public KB: Instructions for connecting to your network drives on a computer running Windows 7 or Windows 8.

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On Campus

University owned computers: These instructions are not necessary on office computers running Windows 7. If you do not automatically see your network drives on your office computer, contact the IT Services Help Desk.


Accessing I or O-Drive
  1. Click the Start Orb > Computer.
  2. Double-click Shared (O:) to access the O-Drive or double-click username (I:) to access the I-Drive.
    1. The I or O-Drive will be accessed.

Personal Computers

Follow the off campus instructions below.


Off Campus
  1. Click the Windows Orb button > Computer.
    1. Windows Explorer opens.
  2. Click the Map network drive button.
    Map network drive button
    1. In Windows 8, click the Map network drive drop-down menu.
      Windows 8 - Map Network Drive Drop-down Menu
  3. Select an unused drive letter from the drop-down list.
  4. In the Folder box, paste the following URL:
    1. https://netstorage.ipfw.edu/oneNet/NetStorage/
  5. Deselect Reconnect at logon.
  6. Select Connect using different credentials.
  7. Click Finish.
    Map network drive configuration
  8. Enter your username and password when prompted.

Note: If you can connect but your folders are empty, you will need to install a hotfix (KB Article 2555258) from Microsoft.


Get Help
  • Information Technology Services Help Desk
  • Kettler Hall Room 206
  • (260) 481-6030
  • helpdesk@ipfw.edu
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