Network Drives: Connect from Windows or macOS

Mapping a network drive allows you to easily and consistently access its contents via File Explorer or Finder.

Before you start, you will need accessing to the following:

  • a laptop or desktop with internet access
  • Off-campus: a connection to the Pulse Secure VPN


Choose a network drive

Name of DriveAccessPrimary Use

Home Drive (H:)


You


Day-to-day storage of documents and backups


Departmental Drives (S:)


Your department


Shared and commonly accessed documents and procedures


Other Drives (O:, Q:, R:, etc.)


Varies


Department-specific functions

Don't have access to a network drive? Contact the Help Desk!


Map a network drive

Want to map multiple drives? Simply follow the instructions below for each drive.

Windows

  1. Press the key on your keyboard
  2. Search for and open File Explorer
  3. On the left-hand pane, click This PC
  4. At the top, click Computer > Map Network Drive
    Using Windows 11? instead click the ... and then Map Network Drive
  5. For Drive, select either1 H: or S:
    1Specialty drives use other drive letters
  6. For Folder, enter the path of the directory you want:
    Home Drive (H:)
    \\home.brynmawr.edu\home\username

    Departmental Drives (S:)
    \\storage.brynmawr.edu\storage
  7. Un-check Reconnect at sign-in
  8. Check Connect using different credentials
  9. Click Finish
  10. When prompted, enter your College username and password
    "Remember my credentials" will only work until you change your password
  11. Click OK
  12. In a few moments, your mapped drive will open in a new window


macOS

  1. Open Finder
  2. In the top-left of your screen, click Go > Connect to Server
  3. For Server Address, enter the path of the directory you want:
    Home Drive (H:)
    smb://home.brynmawr.edu/home/username

    Departmental Drives (S:)
    smb://storage.brynmawr.edu/storage
  4. Click the + to add this address to your favorites
  5. Click Connect
  6. When prompted, select Registered User
  7. Enter your College username and password
  8. In a few moments, your mapped drive will open in a new window


Questions?

If you have any additional questions or problems, don't hesitate to reach out to the Help Desk!

Phone: 610-526-7440 | Library and Help Desk hours
Email: help@brynmawr.eduService catalog
Location: Canaday Library 1st floor