Connect to Filespace - Windows XP

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This content is outdated and Windows XP is no longer supported by campus technology help desks. Please consider upgrading your OS.

On-Campus Access

Note: Office and lab computers should have drive mappings already set to popular servers. Check existing mappings in My Computer before proceeding.

From your personal computer/laptop

(you want the drive to always be there)

  1. Right Click on the "My Computer" icon from the Start Menu or Desktop
  2. Select "Map Network Drive"
  3. Enter (for example:)
    • \\hurricane - for staff and faculty files (you can also include the folder you want to connect to i.e. \\hurricane\myfolder)
    • \\orca - for students and academic file shares. Add (programs, groups, research, or student) to the path to get even more specific i.e. \\orca\programs - to connect directly to curricular program space
  4. Make sure that the "Reconnect at login" check box is checked
  5. Click "Finish"
  6. In the login/password enter your Evergreen username in the form of username@evergreen.edu and your normal password


From your Evergreen office computer

(you want the drive to always be there)

  • Follow the procedures for "From your personal computer/laptop" above, but you will not need to enter your Evergreen username and password

From a computer in one of the labs

Start > Run...

(you are only going to use it on this computer once)

  1. Click the Start button and select Run...
  2. Enter (for example:)
    • \\hurricane - for staff and faculty files (you can also include the folder you want to connect to i.e. \\hurricane\myfolder)
    • \\orca - for students and academic file shares. Add (programs, groups, research, or student) to the path to get even more specific
      • \\orca\programs - to connect directly to curricular program space
      • \\orca\groups - to connect directly to curricular group space
      • \\orca\research - to connect directly to curricular research space
      • \\orca\first letter of your login - to connect directly to student individual file space
  3. Click OK.
  4. Double-click on the folder you need (e.g. your login name, or program name).

Off-Campus Access to Fileshares

Read only access

From a web browser go to enter the URL of the file server you want to connect to

Read and write access

Map Network Drive.

  1. Copy the URL you need from the list above
  2. Double click on My Computer
  3. Choose "My Network Places" from the list of Other Places on the left section
  4. Choose "Add a Network Place" from Network Tasks. This begins the Add Network Place Wizard
  5. Click Next
  6. Select "Choose another network location". Click Next
  7. In the space provided, paste the url/link/location that you selected above.
  8. You may be prompted for your log in information, if so, provide your evergreen login . In the form username@evergreen.edu .
  9. You will be asked to name the network place. This can be anything you want
  10. The wizard will ask if you wish to open the network place when you choose finish, check or uncheck the box as desired. Click Finish
  11. This will create a new icon in My Network Places that corresponds to the location you just added.
  12. You maybe asked to authenticate (login) as you browse around. If this happens press cancel and you should see your files.


Note: Your firewall software might block the connection to the remote fileshare. If you can't connect to the filespace and have double-checked the instructions, you might need to add a firewall exemption for the fileshare.