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SharePoint 2010 - Mapping a Drive to a SharePoint Site
This article describes how to map a network drive to a SharePoint site allowing you to collaborate on documents on a SharePoint site without opening a browser.
- From the Start menu, right-click Computer or My Computer
- In the Drives list, tap or click a drive letter. You may choose any available letter.
- In the Folder or Path box, enter \\collaborate.uchicago.edu@SSL\<path to your site
For example if the URL of your site is https://collaborate.uchicago.edu/depts/ITS/team you would enter \\collaborate.uchicago.edu\depts\its\team
To connect every time you sign into your computer, select the Reconnect at sign-in check box.
- If you do not log onto your computer with the same username and password that you use to access the SharePoint site, select Connect using different credentials.
- Tap or click Finish
- If the Windows security windows appears enter your username and password. Your username will need to be entered as follows:
- CNetID - adlocal\<username>
- UCHAD ID - uchad\<username>
Mac OS X
In OS X, to map a drive to your SharePoint site, use the Microsoft Document Connection application included with Office 2011.
- In the Toolbar, click Add Location and select Connect to a SharePoint Site?
- In the "Address" field, enter the URL of your site and click Connect.
- Enter your username and password and click Connect.
Note: If you experience slow performance when mapping a drive, see SharePoint 2010 - Why does it take so long to connect my mapped drive to SharePoint?