Connect to a Network Drive : \\cifs.science.mq.edu.au\<your-scienceid>

Windows 8 & 10

Prerequisites

  • You need to be connected to the University network (‘OneNet’) either by being on campus or via VPN.
  • You'll need a ScienceID to log in (not a OneID).

Instructions

  1. Open File Explorer (usually located in the lower-left corner in the taskbar).

    File Explorer menu in Windows 8
  2. Right click on the Computer in the sidebar and click on the Map network drive... option.

    'Map network drive' option in Windows 8
  3. Pick a drive letter of your choice (the default should be fine).

  4. Enter \\cifs.science.mq.edu.au\<your-scienceid> as the network path into the Folder text box.

    The 'Map network drive' window in Windows 8
  5. Tick the Reconnect at sign-in box if you'd like the drive to persist (even after the computer is restarted).
  6. Tick the Connect using different credentials checkbox.
  7. Click the Finish button.
  8. When prompted, enter your ics\<your-scienceid> (e.g. ics\arun, if your ScienceID is arun) and ScienceID password. Tick Remember my credentials as required.
  9. The 'Map network drive' authentication window in Windows 8
  10. Click OK to connect.
  11. Done! You can now view the network drive in Windows Explorer/My Computer.

Mac OS X

Prerequisites

  • You need to be connected to the University network (‘OneNet’) either by being on campus or via VPN.
  • You'll need a ScienceID to log in (not a OneID).

Instructions

  1. In the Finder menu, go to GoConnect to Server...

    'Connect to Server' Menu in Finder
  2. Enter smb://cifs.science.mq.edu.au/<your-scienceid> as the network path into the Server Address text box. Then click the Connect button.

    Connecting to a Server in Finder
  3. When prompted, enter your ics\<your-scienceid> (e.g. ics\arun, if your ScienceID is arun) and ScienceID password. Tick Remember this password in my keychain as required.

    Authenticating to Connect to a Server in Finder
  4. Click the Connect button.
  5. Done! You can now view the network drive in Finder (on the sidebar).

Online via the Web

Visit this link and log in using your ScienceID: WebDisk

Windows XP

Prerequisites

  • You need to be connected to the University network (‘OneNet’) either by being on campus or via VPN.
  • You'll need a ScienceID to log in (not a OneID).

Instructions

  1. Open 'My Computer' e.g. by clicking on the Start button then My Computer.

  2. From the Tools menu, click Map Network Drive…

    Map Network Drive Menu Item

  3. In the new window that appears:

    Map Network Drive Window - Windows XP
    1. Pick a drive letter of your choice (the default should be fine).
    2. Enter \\cifs.science.mq.edu.au\<your-scienceid> as the network path into the Folder text box.

    3. Tick the Reconnect at logon box if you'd like the drive to persist (even after the computer is restarted).
    4. Click the different user name link and enter your ics\<your-scienceid> (e.g. ics\arun, if your ScienceID is arun) and ScienceID password.
  4. Click the Finish button to connect.
  5. Done! You can now view the network drive in Windows Explorer/My Computer.

Windows 7

Prerequisites

  • You need to be connected to the University network (‘OneNet’) either by being on campus or via VPN.
  • You'll need a ScienceID to log in (not a OneID).

Instructions

  1. Click on the Start button and click Computer.

    The 'Start' menu in Windows 7
  2. Click on the Map network drive button.

    Map network drive' button in Windows 7
  3. Pick a drive letter of your choice (the default should be fine).

  4. Enter \\cifs.science.mq.edu.au\<your-scienceid> as the network path into the Folder text box.

    The 'Map network drive' window in Windows 7
  5. Tick the Reconnect at Logon box if you'd like the drive to persist (even after the computer is restarted).
  6. Tick the Connect using different credentials checkbox.
  7. Click the Finish button.
  8. When prompted, enter your ics\<your-scienceid> (e.g. ics\arun, if your ScienceID is arun) and ScienceID password. Tick Remember my credentials as required.
    The 'Map network drive' authentication window in Windows 7
  9. Click OK to connect.
  10. Done! You can now view the network drive in Windows Explorer/My Computer.

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