Shared Drives

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Purpose

staff

This space is provided for each staff members particular data.  This space can not be shared with others.

admin

This space contains folders for various administrative sections etc within the faculty.  These spaces are normally shared with other staff.

courses

This space is designed to allow staff to share files with students for various courses.

scratch

This space is provided for temporary storage and may be deleted at any time without notice.

dropboxes

This space is used for dropboxes that staff request.  Students or other staff will then be able to 'drop' files in this space.  This is often used for course work submissions.

Drive Paths

Please replace <UPI> with your university assigned UPI.

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Windows Drive Letter

Windows Path

MacOS Path

staff

J

\\creative.auckland.ac.nz\staff\<UPI>

smb://staffshare.creative.auckland.ac.nz/staff/<UPI>

admin

S

\\creative.auckland.ac.nz\admin

smb://adminshare.creative.auckland.ac.nz/admin

courses

T

\\creative.auckland.ac.nz\courses

smb://coursesshare.creative.auckland.ac.nz/courses

scratch

X

\\creative.auckland.ac.nz\scratch

smb://scratchshare.creative.auckland.ac.nz/scratch

dropboxes

V

\\creative.auckland.ac.nz\dropboxes

smb://dropboxesshare.creative.auckland.ac.nz/dropboxes

Drive mapping

Mac OSX

To map a drive manually in MacOSX you will need the MacOS path from the table above and follow these instructions:

  1. Open finder on your Mac and choose "Connect to Server" from the "Go" Menu 
  2. Type (or paste) the path into the "Server Address" field
  3. Click the button to add it to your favourites - this will make connecting next time easier
  4. Click 
  5. If you are asked to login enter uoa\<upi> as the username (where <upi> is your university assigned upi) and your UPI password. Tick the "Remember this password in my keychain" option
  6. An icon will appear on your Desktop 

    To make it easier to re-connect next time you can create an alias:

  1. Right click on the icon on your desktop and choose "Make Alias"
  2. You should now see the Alias on your desktop, double clicking this will re-connect your drive if it isn't already connected (eg after reboot)

Microsoft Windows

To map a drive manually in windows you will need the Windows Drive Letter and Windows Path from the table above and follow these instructions:

  1. On the Desktop or from the start menu, right click on "My Computer" and choose "Map network drive"
  2. Choose the Windows Drive Letter (from the table above) from the "Drive" drop-down list and enter the Windows Path (from the table above) in the "Folder" field
  3. Make sure the "Reconnect at logon" option is ticked 
  4. Click Finish.  The drive will now be available using that drive letter under "My Computer"
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