Topics Map > University of Chicago > IT Services > Email & Collaboration Tools > SharePoint 2010

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.


  1. From the Start menu, right-click Computer or My Computer
  2. In the Drives list, tap or click a drive letter. You may choose any available letter.
  3. In the Folder or Path box, enter \\\<path to your site
    For example if the URL of your site is you would enter \\\depts\its\team
    To connect every time you sign into your computer, select the Reconnect at sign-in check box.
  4. 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.
  5. Tap or click Finish
  6. 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.

  1. In the Toolbar, click Add Location and select Connect to a SharePoint Site?
  2. In the "Address" field, enter the URL of your site and click Connect.
  3. 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?

Keywords:Collaboration, share_point   Doc ID:32514
Owner:Joe M.Group:University of Chicago
Created:2013-08-05 13:14 CDTUpdated:2017-04-13 08:51 CDT
Sites:University of Chicago, University of Chicago - Sandbox
Feedback:  15   8