Mapping your home page directory to a network drive (Win 10)

Your home page directory is located on a separate network drive. For you to be able to edit your home page, your directory must be mapped to a network drive.

If you wish to perform this task on your home PC, you first need to establish a remote connection to the university's network. While you can also use the VPN portal, it is better suited for transferring individual files, and editing files is easier if your home page directory is mapped to a network drive.

Are you looking for instructions for combining the home directory (P drive)? You can find the instructions for different operating systems here.

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Detailed help

Mapping the home page directory

  • Open the file browser. You can do this by clicking the folder icon on the task bar.
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  • Select This PC from the left-side column of the file browser.
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  • Click on the Map network drive  button in the top menu. (If you cannot see the button, you are not in the This PC view.)
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  • Under Drive, select any free letter, such as W, denoting a disk drive.
  • Write \\web1.ad.helsinki.fi\w1\username in the Folder field, with your username replacing the word username (e.g. \\web1.ad.helsinki.fi\w1\rkeskiva).
  • Ensure that you have ticked the Connect using different credentials and  Reconnect at logon checkboxes.
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  • Click Finish.
  • This will open the login window. Enter your username in format atkk\username. Enter your password in the normal manner.
  • Click on the OK button. Your network drive will open and is immediately available. From now on, the drive will be visible in the This PC view.