How do I access my network T- or P-Drive on Windows XP?


Pre-requisites: Your computer must first be connected to the campus network before using network drives.  If your computer is already connected to the campus network, skip to Step 1

Step 1: Open My Computer and select Map a network drive.

  • On your Windows XP Desktop, select My Computer (this may be under the Start Menu).
  • The My Computer Window will appear.
  • Click on the Tools menu and select Map a network drive.

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Step 2: Enter the information for your network drive.

  • The Map Network Drive window will appear.
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  • Select the appropriate Drive letter.  Commonly, P is used for Personal Drives and T is used for Team drives.
  • Selecting Reconnect at Logon is optional.
  • Enter the folder path using the \\server\folder format.  
  • (Optional) If connecting from a personal computer, select Connect using a different username.  Otherwise, click Finish and skip the next step.
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  • (Optional) If you using a personal computer and have chosen to connect using a different logon, enter your username with the seattleu\ format (seattleu\username).  Otherwise, skip to the next step.
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Step 3: The My Computer window will now display your T- or P- drive under Network Drives. 

  • If you would like to create a shortcut for fast reconnect, drag the icon for your network drive to your desktop.
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