UNIX home on Windows

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Mapping your UNIX home directory as a Windows network drive

(Note: This only works when your Windows computer is on the Monmouth University network.)

The rockhopper Linux server runs Samba, making it possible to mount your home directory on rockhopper as a Windows network drive using the following procedure.

  • In Windows, open My Computer or Computer.
  • Choose Tools -> Map Network Drive. You will probably be assigned drive Z:
    • In the "Folder" box, type \\rockhopper\sxxxxxxx, where sxxxxxxx is your student ID.
    • Make sure "Reconnect at logon" is checked if you want this drive mapping to be persistent.
      • (NOTE: "Reconnect at logon" is no longer effective on Windows 10 lab machines; you have to repeat the procedure after every login.)
  • Click Finish