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For a windows PC to connect to a your H and R Drives

Create a shortcut to (map) a network drive (windows 7 and vista)

When you create a shortcut to a shared folder or computer on a network (also called mapping a network drive), you can get to it from Computer or Windows Explorer without having to look for it or type its network address each time.

  1. Open my computer
  2. Click Map network drive.

The Map Network Drive dialog box

   3.     In the Drive list, click a drive letter.

You can choose any available letter.

In the Folder box, type the path of the folder or computer, 

For your H Drive   //dc1/students/year xx/Your username  eg //dc1/students/year 11/smithdq

for the R Drive //dc1/resources
Whenn Asked for a username and  password  put in horowhenua\your username in the user name box in the password box type your normal network password. Put a tick in the remember password box


     4.     or click Browse to find the folder or computer.

To connect every time you log on to your computer, select the Reconnect at logon check box.

     5.    Click Finish.

Your computer is now connected, or mapped, to the network drive.


  • If you can't connect to a network drive or folder, the computer you're trying to connect to might be turned off or you might not have the correct permissions. If you can't connect, contact your network administrator.

For linux and mac computers you are going to have to seek help from the internet


Note the Computer support staff at the college is unable to help you with the setup of your computer