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Drive Mapping: Win Vista

Step 1

In Windows Vista, if you have the "Computer" icon visible, RIGHT click on Computer, and choose "Map Network Drive".

In Windows Vista, if you have the "Computer" icon visible, RIGHT click on Computer, and choose "Map Network Drive".

Step 2

In Windows Vista, if you have the "Computer" icon visible, RIGHT click on Computer, and choose "Map Network Drive".

In Windows Vista, if you have the "Computer" icon visible, RIGHT click on Computer, and choose "Map Network Drive".

Step 3

After either of the above options you will see the "Map Network Drive" window. In this window, choose "Connect to a Web site that you can use to store your documents and pictures."

After either of the above options you will see the "Map Network Drive" window. In this window, choose "Connect to a Web site that you can use to store your documents and pictures."

Step 4

You will be taken to the "Add Network Location" window. Click "Next".

Step 5

You will be taken to another "Add Network Location" window. In this window, select "Choose a custom network location" so that it becomes highlighted, and then choose "Next".

You will be taken to another "Add Network Location" window. In this window, select "Choose a custom network location" so that it becomes highlighted, and then choose "Next".

Step 6

You will be taken to another "Add Network Location" window. In the "Internet or network address:" line, add the following, being sure to add the "s" to "https://" which makes the connection secure. You won't be able to connect without it.

https://webdav.longwood.edu/yourlancernetid

Step 7

You will be taken to another "Add Network Location" window which will confirm the name of the network connection. This won't need changing, it is basically an alternative name you can assign for when you come to open it later.

Choose the "Next" button.

You will be taken to another "Add Network Location" window which will confirm the name of the network connection. This won't need changing, it is basically an alternative name you can assign for when you come to open it later.

Step 8

You will be taken to another "Add Network Location" window.

It will confirm the name you have assigned and that it is ready to connect to. If you do not want to open the folder now, you can uncheck the related box.

Choose the "Finish" button

If you chose to open the network location, a window will open that will show the contents of your website's files.

You will be taken to another "Add Network Location" window.

Step 9

The website's file folder will appear similar to what you see below. All you would need to do is to copy and paste files from the folder where your website currently resides and paste them into this folder. As soon as they are here, they are on the internet.

The website's file folder will appear similar to what you see below. All you would need to do is to copy and paste files from the folder where your website currently resides and paste them into this folder. As soon as they are here, they are on the internet.

Dragging and dropping icons into the remote website will create a "move" action instead of a copy, so copy and paste instead of dragging and dropping the files.

Be aware that copying will not be as fast as copying files around on your computer would be. If you are on a dial-up connection the transfer would take as long as it would normally take to move or download files of that size.

Notes

  • If you are copying files from a website made in FrontPage or other program, it may contain "hidden" files and folders that are not normally visible, but are necessary for the site to work. Using CTRL+A in the folder where your site is will normally prompt you and let you know about any hidden files that are in need of copying.
  • If ever prompted for your credentials, enter your LancernetID@longwood.edu and your LancerNet password. It is best not to choose to "Remember my password", particularly if you are not on your own computer.