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Document Storage on Windows 10

This page contains instructions for storing documents on Windows 10.

Using WebDAV, Windows 10 users can access and store documents saved on the Law School student file server in much the same manner you might access documents stored locally on your laptop.

To connect to the student file server from a Windows PC running Windows 10, on- or off-campus, follow these instructions.

  • Open File Explorer and select "This PC."
  • Click the Map network drive button in the ribbon menu at the top, then select "Map network drive." (This is under the Computer tab, which should open automatically when you go to This PC, as above.)
  • In the wizard that follows, enter in the Folder field. Pay close attention to the "https." You won't be able to connect if you enter "http." This is what initiates the secured connection.
  • When prompted for your username and password, enter your nine-digit Drake ID as your username along with your campus password in the password field. If given the option, make sure to check "Remember my password." Click "OK."
  • You can now open and save documents to the server by navigating into "Computer," then into your mapped drive.

Although remote document access provides the convenience and protection of centralized storage, internet connections from home wouldn't be as fast as network access from within the Law School. For this reason it's often best to copy work from the remote file system onto your local computer, make the necessary revisions, then move the document back onto the remote file system.

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