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Accessing Your Personal Virginia Tech Network-Attached Storage (NAS) in Windows

Question:
How do I get to my personal Virginia Tech Network-Attached Storage (NAS) in Windows?
Answer:
  1. If you have not created your NAS, follow the instructions at Creating Your Space on the Virginia Tech Network-Attached Storage (NAS).
  2. There are two ways to access your personal space on the NAS. You can either map a drive or use the Uniform Naming Convention (UNC) method.
    • To map a drive to your personal space on the NAS:
      1. Click the Start button.
      2. Type: computer
      3. As you type, results will appear and change. Select Computer or This PC.
      4. At the top of the window, click the Map network drive button.
      5. From the Drive: drop-down list, select the drive letter you want to map.
      6. In the Folder: text box, type: \\storage.vt.edu\ABC\XYZ Replace ABC with mystore or mystore2, as appropriate. To determine your mystore location, see Determining the Location of My Virginia Tech Network-Attached Storage (NAS), and replace XYZ with your Hokies ID.
      7. If you would like the drive to be mapped each time you log on to your workstation, place a check in the Reconnect at logon check box.
      8. Finish setting up your mapped network drive depending on whether you are logged on with your Hokies account.
        • If you are logged on to your Hokies account, click the Finish button.
        • If you are not logged on to your Hokies account:
          1. Choose to use different credentials.
            1. Place a check in the Connect using different credentials check box.
            2. Click the Finish button.
          2. In the User name: text box, type: Hokies\ABC but replace ABC with your own Hokies ID.
          3. In the Password: text box, type your Hokies password. If you have forgotten your password, follow the instructions at Resetting Your Forgotten Hokies ID password.
          4. Click OK.
    • To use the UNC to map a network drive:
      1. Important: You must be logged on with your Hokies account.
      2. Click the Start button.
      3. Type: run
      4. As you type, results will appear and change. Select Run.
      5. In the Open: text box, type: \\storage.vt.edu\ABC\XYZ Replace ABC with mystore or mystore2, as appropriate. To determine your mystore location, see Determining the Location of My Virginia Tech Network-Attached Storage (NAS), and replace XYZ with your own Hokies ID.
      6. Click OK.

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