Mapping the “Public” and the Data Storage Drives
· “Start Key ˙ + R” (or, simply “Run” in the start menu)
· Type the following:
o \\172.17.180.35\ Don't use \\wbphoto (pictured in screen shots below)...it does not work...use the numerical address.
· Map the drive (this will allow it to reconnect at each login).
o Right click on the Public Folder (at the main level of \\172.17.180.35)…then select “Map Network Drive”.
o Change the Drive to the letter “K” for the Public Photography folder
o Click finish
You will need to do this (map the network drive) anytime you move to a new computer. Also see: Computer Tips when you log into a new computer for the first time.
Note: You do NOT need to MAP your drive to access it temporarily from another computer. Mapping is only a convenience AND to allow programs to access a network drive from with in an Open and/or Save dialog box. If you do NOT map the drive, you will simply have to open your files by 2x clicking...or right click and "Open With..."
Warning: Do NOT delete your work from the L drive until you CONFIRM 100% that the work is on your local computer. There is NO recycle Bin for the "L" drive. In fact, there is usually is NEVER a Recycle Bin for a network drive. Generally, when you through stuff away on a Network drive, it is immediately removed from the computer as well as any traces of that file.
***See Map for instructions on how to Map the drive to your login to be reconnected at your next login.
Then shift + drag (it will MOVE...not just copy) all documents from the local "C:\My Documents" folder. Then shift + drag all CG related documents from your "L:/" to your new P Drive folder.