Groupfiles: Mapping your Department Share to a Drive
You can connect to the Groupfiles share at the root level, which will show you every share that exists and give you access to the _IN and _OUT box in each share or you can connect directly to the department share(s) that you use regularly. This process is simple from either Windows or OSX:
Mapping an individual department shareTo map a direct path to the department shares you use the most (i.e. for your primary department or a work group you belong to), follow the basic drive mapping instructions in the appropriate link above and enter this text to specify the drive you want to connect to:
\\groupfiles.willamette.edu\’departmentsharename’ (e.g. ‘wits’ or ‘Rhetoric’)
Mapping the whole \dept share
If you connect to the root level of Groupfiles, you can see a listing of all the department shares visible to you and share files with other departments using the _In and _Out folders. To map a path to the whole listing of departmental shares, follow the basic drive mapping instructions in the appropriate link above and enter this text to specify the drive name:
This can be a useful view for a few reasons:
- You can browse to any of the shares that you are a member of without needing to map each one to a different drive letter.
- You access to every department’s _IN and _OUT folders (*See the description of _IN _OUT Folders here)
- **During the transition this will give you a definitive list of the shares that have been moved to Groupfiles (instead of living on \\home)
- You can locate the full path name of the department share so you can map it directly if you choose to.