Accessing Network Files Remotely Using Windows Me• November 24, 2003 Share:
With Windows Me (Millenium Edition), you can access network files using the "My Network Places" feature. To access network files:
- Connect to the Internet, then open My Network Places (on the desktop). The My Network Places window will open.
- Open (double-click) Add a Network Place. The "add a network place" wizard will start.
- In the "Type the location of the Network Place" field, type http://baldwin.wabash.edu/oneNet/NetStorage. Note that the location is case-sensitive. Click Next to continue:
- You will next see a login box. Log in using your normal network username/password. For security purposes, we recommend that you clear the checkbox for "Save this password in your password list," as shown in the following. Click OK to continue:
- To finish setting up the network place, you need to give it a name. We recommend that you use the default "NetStorage on baldwin.wabash.edu", but you can name the place anything you want. Click Finish to continue:
- Depending on the security settings on your computer, you may be prompted to log
in again (as in step 5). After this, the NetStorage window will open:
- 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 Network Places on the desktop, and go to 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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