Mapping Your CAE Network Drive

Instructions for mapping your CAE network drive

When you are in a CAE Windows lab, your files can be found on your I drive. In CAE Linux labs, this same space will be your default home directory.

These instructions help you access your files from computers outside CAE labs. 
**Note you can only reach your network drive from any UW-Madison campus wireless network, or the engineering or UW VPN**

How to map your CAE home directory (Windows)

  1. Open "File Explorer" (Folder Icon in taskbar, otherwise under start menu)
  2. Select "This PC" on the sidebar and click "Map network drive" at the top
  3. In "Drive:" enter any available letter
  4. In "Folder:" enter \\\[login_name_first_initial]\[login_name]. For example, for the account johndoe, the path is \\\j\johndoe. If you only want to have to do this once, choose the checkbox "Reconnect at logon."
  5. If you are asked for your login name and password, be sure to use your CAE login, with the ENGR domain specified before. It should look like ENGR\johndoe
  6. Click "Finish."

How to map your CAE home directory (OS X)

  1. From Finder, press Command+K
  2. Enter the path to your directory:[login_name_first_initial]/[login_name]
  3. Click "Connect"
  4. Enter your CAE login and password, with the ENGR domain specified, e.g. ENGR\johndoe, and click "OK"
  5. The drive is now mounted, however it will disappear when you reboot. To enable persistence do the following:
  6. Go to System Preferences from the Apple menu
  7. Click on "Accounts" then "Login Items"
  8. Click the + button to add another login item
  9. Locate the CAE drive you just added, and select "Add"
  10. Exit out of system preferences

You can see how much disk space you have available, and view a detailed analysis of the files in your Unix/Windows home directory, on the CAE My Account page. Look under Disk Space.

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Keywords:map network drive cae windows linux mapping filespace home directory   Doc ID:5937
Owner:Noel K.Group:Computer-Aided Engineering
Created:2007-05-27 19:00 CDTUpdated:2019-08-01 15:39 CDT
Sites:Computer-Aided Engineering
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