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Manually Map Shared Drive

Help users map network drive manually.

Domain-Bound Computers:

StoutFS Drive mappings are automatically run when a Windows computer is logged into by someone with StoutFS access. Some StoutFS drives will display with a red x, but this does not necessarily mean they are inaccessible. Please attempt to open them before proceeding. StoutFS drives are only available while connect to the UW-Stout network, whether on campus or connected to VPN from off campus on your issued laptop.


  1. Open File Explorer in taskbar and click on This PC

    File Explorer

      This PC

  2. Click Computer and then click Map network drive   

    map drive

  3. In the drive list, click a drive letter. You can choose any available letter.

  4. Enter the file share address.

  5. Check Connect using different credentials if accessing on a non-domain computer (Student laptop) and click Finish.  
    Should look like example below:

    drive map 2

  6. When prompted, put in your UW Stout username and password.


  1. In Finder, select Go > Connect To Server
    1. Keyboard shortcut ⌘+ K

  2. Enter the file share address.

  3. Click Connect.

    example of the map drive prompt

  4. When prompted, put in your UW Stout username and password.

Shared Drive Paths

  • For classwork, your instructor should have provided the file share address.
    Some network paths are available in this KB: Mapping student shared drives - network paths

  • Those with M drives, you will want to enter:
    • Mac: smb://$
    • Windows:$
  • Those with S or T drives, please contact the Technology Helpdesk for the correct mapping.

See Also:

Keywords:network drive StoutFS map network drive map network share network share hp windows mac apple student   Doc ID:54481
Owner:Larissa H.Group:UW Stout
Created:2015-07-29 13:21 CDTUpdated:2022-03-30 16:25 CDT
Sites:UW Stout
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