Accessing Network Files Remotely Using Windows 98• November 21, 2003 Share:
With Windows 98, you can access network files using the Windows "Web Folders" feature. To access network files:
- Connect to the Internet, and open My Computer (located on the desktop).
- Open Web Folders.
- Double-click Add Web Folder. The Add Web Folder dialog box will appear:
- Type http://baldwin.wabash.edu/oneNet/NetStorage in the location box. Be sure to type this exactly as shown, making special note of the capitalized letters.
- Click Next.
- You will next see a login box. Log in using your normal network username/password. For security purposes, we recommend clearing the check "Save this password in your password list":
- After you log in, you need to give this web folder a name. We recommend using the default (NetStorage on baldwin.wabash.edu) but you can give it any name you like:
- Click Finish.
- You will return to the Web Folders window. You will now see the new web folder you just created:
- Open the web folder to connect to the Wabash network servers. You may need to enter your network login information again.
- You can navigate the folders to find files on your network account. Note that drive letters through the web may be slightly different than in your office. Drives via the web are as follows:
Drive-I-SYS Sys on Scholar
Drive-M-USER User on Monon
Drive-N-COURSES Courses on Caleb
Drive-O-USER User on Scholar
Drive-P-USER User on Kane
Drive-W-WWW WWW on Caleb
- You only need to go through this initial setup process the first time you connect. To access the network servers any other time, simply connect to the Internet, then open My Computer, then Web Folders, then NetStorage on baldwin.wabash.edu.
- To simplify accessing your folders, you can create shortcuts to specific folders on the network. For example, if you open Drive-O-User, then Staff or Student, you can right-click on your personal folder and select Create Shortcut from the menu. This will place a shortcut to the folder on your desktop. Note that you can make different shortcuts to different folders.
- To view or edit files on the server via the Internet, we strongly recommend that you copy the file to your desktop, then work on the file, then copy it back to the server folder. This will work much better than trying to modify the file directly through the web folder. To copy the file to your desktop and back, you can simply drag file back and forth. Note that copying files to the network over the Internet is much slower than in your office, so be patient when transferring files.
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