Network drive access to Network Attached Storage (NAS) for UQ Windows computers should always be automatic, established by your local IT support. If your network drives are not connecting automatically, ITS recommends contacting your local IT support officers.

This guide is provided for users that are not using UQ managed computers, or want custom drive mappings above and beyond what is provided by faculty or central desktop support teams. There is a limit to the amount of support ITS can provide for manually connecting network drives, as they occur purely at a workstation level and cannot be adjusted centrally.

Note: You will need to be connected to the VPN if you are off-site or on the UQ Wireless Network (Eduroam & UQ).

 

  1. Click File Explorer. If the icon is not on the taskbar, click the Start menu and click File Explorer.

  1. Click This PC
  2. Click the Computer tab
  3. Click Map network drive

The Map Network Drive dialogue. 

  1. The drive letter is inconsequential. You can choose any letter.
  2. Enter one of the below folder paths:
  • Home drive: \\soefile.uq.edu.au\uqusername (e.g. \\soefile.uq.edu.au\uqjsmith)
  • 10GB home drive: \\nas02.storage.uq.edu.au\homes\uqusername (e.g. \\nas02.storage.uq.edu.au\homes\uqjsmith)
  • Shared drive: \\nas02.storage.uq.edu.au\ORGANISATIONALUNIT

Replace ORGANISATIONALUNIT with one of the following:

  • BEL
  • CA
  • EAIT
  • HABS
  • HASS
  • HBS-MBS-Shared
  • IndependentOperations
  • Institutes
  • MBS
  • SCI
  1. Leave Reconnect at sign-in ticked and the computer will attempt reconnecting every time you log in.
  2. Leave Connect using different credentials unticked if you are using a UQ computer.
    Tick Connect using different credentials if you are using your personal computer.
  3. Click Finish

If you are using your personal computer, enter your username as uq\username (e.g. uq\uqjsmith), then enter your UQ password and click OK.

  1. Click the Start menu
  2. Right-click Computer and click Map network drive...

The Map Network Drive dialogue. 

  1. The Drive letter is inconsequential. You can choose any letter.
  2. Enter one of the below folder paths:
  • Home drive: \\soefile.uq.edu.au\uqusername (e.g. \\soefile.uq.edu.au\uqjsmith)
  • 10GB home drive: \\nas02.storage.uq.edu.au\homes\uqusername (e.g. \\nas02.storage.uq.edu.au\homes\uqjsmith)
  • Shared drive: \\nas02.storage.uq.edu.au\ORGANISATIONALUNIT

Replace ORGANISATIONALUNIT with one of the following:

  • BEL
  • CA
  • EAIT
  • HABS
  • HASS
  • HBS-MBS-Shared
  • IndependentOperations
  • Institutes
  • MBS
  • SCI
  1. Leave Reconnect at logon ticked and the computer will attempt reconnecting every time you log in.
  2. Leave Connect using different credentials unticked if you are using a UQ computer.
    Tick Connect using different credentials if you are using your personal computer.
  3. Click Finish
    If you are using your personal computer, enter your username as uq\username (e.g. uq\uqjsmith), then enter your UQ password and click OK.

 

If you encounter an error that resembles the image below, you do not have access to the folder. You can apply for access to the folder at https://mstools.its.uq.edu.au 

We also have a guide for requesting access to folders.