Shared Network Drives

UMW provides online network drives where employees can share files.  The network drives are also referred to as the shared drive and/or New-Share.  If you have any questions or issues with accessing the network drives, please contact the IT Help Desk for assistance.

UMW employees have access to the common shared space (New-Share), as well as to a folder that is limited to the members of your department (for example, Mathematics). Once you have obtained a University NetID and Password, you can easily view, download from, and upload to these folders on the university network from your computer.

To access these areas from a PC, go to My Computer.

To access these areas from a Mac, see the Go menu, and choose Connect to Server.
To access the Shared Drive, enter this:  smb://umw-share.umw.local/New-Share
To access you department’s shared space, enter this:  smb://dept-shares.umw.local/shares/xxx  (xxx will be what was give to your department as its department’s name on the File / Print server).

A VPN connection is required to access the shared network drives from off-campus.