Mapping a Network Drive on Windows 10

If you are trying to access your personal, web, or shared data network drive on either Ellensburg campus or connected via VPN, follow these steps.

If you have not installed the VPN software yet, please follow this knowledge base article VPN Instructions.

Step one: At the bottom left of your screen in the taskbar select File Explorer.


Step Two: Select This PC.

Step Three: Click the Computer tab and select Map Network Drive to start the Map Network Drive Tool.


Step Four: Select an available drive letter and enter the appropriate network address. Be sure select both checkboxes below.


Below are a few network drive addresses available.


\\\cwu_shares\homedirs  For G: or N: Drives (Personal Drive)

\\\cwu_shares\Shared_data  (S: or other shared data drives)

\\\cwu_shares\finaid (Financial Aid "K" Drive)

\\\peoplesoft\Scratch\ (will need specific folder)  ( O: or Scratch Drive)



\\\students\homedirs  For G: or N: Drives (Personal Drive)

\\\students\webdirs  For I: Drive (Web Drive)

If you are on the VPN, you will be prompted with a Windows Security pop-up, prompting for a Username and Password. If it automatically chose your computer's username, please select Other Account.

Make sure to type in CWU\ before typing in your username like down below and this will change the domain to CWU. Once your credentials are filled, click OK.

As a reminder, please make sure you are using the most recent credentials (Username and Password) in the security window, otherwise, it will not allow you to map the network drive. If you are unsure what your username or password is, please view the Password Reset guide.

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