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Connecting with Windows

Microsoft Windows lets you connect to a web folder by mapping it as a network place/drive on your computer. Note that this is a live connection to your web content and not a local copy of your files.

Mapping a Network Drive

NOTE — This method works only when you are on campus. For information on accessing files while off campus, contact the webmaster.

Pre-Windows 10

  1. Choose "Computer" in the Start menu.
  2. Choose "Map network drive" from the toolbar or by right clicking in the Network Location region.

Windows 10

  1. Open File Explorer and select This PC.
  2. Click  the Map network drive button in the ribbon menu at the top, then select "Map network drive." (This is under the Computer tab, which should open automatically when you go to This PC, as above.)

  1. Select a drive letter you'd like to use (any unused letter, maybe 'Q', 'N', 'V', etc.)
  2. For Folder, enter the path to the folder you wish to access, starting exactly like this...


    ...but instead of "\---------\", use the folder or folder\subfolder combination you are permitted to edit, such as \admissions\ or \admissions\transfer\ . Example final string:


  3. If you are logged in to your computer as your permitted account, click finish. If not, check the "Connect using different credentials" box and click Finish. You should then be prompted to enter your esf.edu username and password -- for example:


    1234abcd (use your password)

You should now see a window with icons for your folders and files. You may drag, drop, open, copy and/or delete just as you would with any other files and folders on your computer. Remember that the files in this window are live web files!

Keeping copies of files on your personal computer

If you wish to keep two copies—a master on your computer and one on the web server—you must drag-and-drop or otherwise copy the file(s) from this window to a local folder.

Reconnecting later

By default, this should reconnect every time you log in to your computer as the drive letter you selected in step 3. You can save directly to this space if you're exporting files - just remember, these are live on the web.

Usernames and Passwords

Faculty & Staff:

  • DOMAIN\USERNAME: esfadmin\username
    (NOTE: use \ not / , username same as esf.edu email, i.e., username@esf.edu)
  • PASSWORD: same as esf.edu email/webmail (NOT faculty/staff login password)


  • DOMAIN\USERNAME: www\username
    (NOTE: \ not / , username same as syr.edu email, i.e., username@syr.edu)
  • PASSWORD: same as syr.edu email/webmail

Assistance: web@esf.edu


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