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Connecting to a File Share – Windows / NonVPN

This article will guide you on the steps necessary to setup the connection from your Windows 7/8/10 computer to a file share. Credentials and the necessary connection address will be provided to authorized users by IT in a welcome email.

  1. Open File Explorer and click on THIS PC on the left side menu

  2. On the top menu, if it does not look like the menu below, click on COMPUTER to expand the panel and reveal MAP NETWORK DRIVE, click on MAP NETWORK DRIVE


  4. On the Map Network Drive window that appears, change the drive letter to T for “Team Share”. If you already have a T drive exit out, and then right click on it to choose DISCONNECT. Then start at #1 above. IT will advise you of the appropriate drive letter in your welcome email.

  5. Enter your connection info provided by IT in the welcome email in the folder field, and click FINISH. The address will be in the format:  \\10.1.x.x\TeamShare

  6. A separate login window will appear, enter your username and password and click OK

  7. The network connection will complete and open in a new window. You can now find this connection under THIS PC as the drive letter specified above.


Updated on January 2, 2019

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