University of California, Riverside


Saving Your Connection

Mapping a Drive for Windows

In eStorage, you can map a drive to the top level organizational unit (ou) or to a file deeper within the ou structure to save your connection to eStorage. Mapping a drive to the ou is useful to view the entire folder structure established by your ou. Mapping a drive to a folder deeper in the file directory is useful to quickly access a specific file folder, such as project documents, specific data files, etc.

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Mapping a Top Level OU Folder

Once you are connected to \\, a list of local drives and your department's network drives will be displayed.

Right click on the top level ou folder, select Map network drive... mapping a network drive

Choose a free drive letter to map the drive to using the pull down menu

Select Reconnect at logon if you want this drive mapping to persist between logins.

Click the Finish button

mapping a network drive

Your ou folder is now mapped to the chosen drive letter.

mapped network drive

Mapping a File Folder

Select the folder you wish to map a drive letter to. mapping a folder

Select the Tools menu item and click Map network drive...

*If the Tools menu is not visible, see instructions to "Enable the Menu Toolbar"

mapping a nework drive to file folder
Click the Browse... button mapping a network drive

The Browse For Folder window opens. Select the file folder to map then press OK.

The file folder path now populates the Folder box.

browse for folder

Choose a free drive letter to map the drive to using the Drive drop down.

Select Reconnect at logon if you want this drive mapping to persist between logins.

Click Finish

mapping a network drive

For access to your eStorage drive, click Computer, then click the mapped drive under Network Location.

Enable the Menu Toolbar

In the Window, click on Organize

Scroll to Layout and select Menu bar

display menu bar
The Menu bar items of File, Edit, Tools and Help will now display. display menu bar

Creating a Shortcut for the Mac

To conveniently access your eStorage space on your Mac, you can create a shortcut to it in one of the following ways:

Create a Dock Shortcut

Drag the eStorage volume (which will be named ou_[something] where [something] is the name of your department or organization, e.g. ou_cnc) to the right side of the dock, to the right of the dashed line and to the left of the trash can. Drag to the Dock

Create an Alias

Highlight the volume or a folder within it and select File > Make Alias Make Alias
Type a new name for the alias that makes sense to you, e.g. "eStorage Documents" for an alias to a folder called Documents on eStorage. Name your alias
Drag the alias to your desktop, your dock, or another location. If desired, you may delete the alias from eStorage.

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Computing & Communications
Computing & Communications Bldg.

Tel: (951) 827-4741
Fax: (951) 827-4541