Map a Network Drive (Windows)

The difference between a local drive and a network drive:

Drive A, Drive C, and Drive D are all examples of local drives. They are only accessible when a user is working on a particular workstation.

To start open Windows Explorer, see, then right click on "This PC" (on Windows 11 the “Map network drive” is under the “Show more options” selection)

Right-click on My Computer to get the Map network drive option

or at the top select the Computer tab and click on "Map network drive”

The Map network drive option at the top of the Computer tab in Explorer


Drive N and Drive R are examples of network drives. They are accessible from all workstations belonging to the network. However, some of these drives are not available unless you map (point to) them.

To map a network drive:

  • Right-click This PC and select map network drive.

  • In the wizard please choose a letter for the drive to be mapped to (the letter is simply a name), and then type in the path. To make sure the path that you have typed is correct, please contact a consultant.

    • Paths in Faculty of Health are the following:


  • Check the option to “Connect using different credentials”

  • Press Finish.

You will then be prompted for credentials as follows. Click on 'More choices'


Click on 'Use a different account'. In the "User name" field, type in "Nexus\" (no quotes) followed by the userid for the account you are mapping to (e.g. Nexus\myuserid). Then enter your UW password in the "Password" field and click OK.


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