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NetDrive

NetDrive allows you to access files on your NDrive. If you only need to read the files on your NDrive you can access them via the following web page

https://netdrive.reading.ac.uk

To have full access to your NDrive see the instructions below:

Windows 7

  • This service is currently unavailable on Windows 7

Windows XP

  • Open "My Network Places" This is accessed either by double-clicking the icon on the desktop; or by going to Start, My Computer and then selecting "My Network Places" on the left-hand panel.
  • Select "Add a network place" from the left-hand panel.
  • a wizard screen will open. Click "Next"
  • Select "Choose another network location" and click "Next"
  • Enter https://netdrive.reading.ac.uk/ndrive/<username> in the address box, where <username> is your University user name. Click "Next"
  • You will be prompted to enter a user name and password, you will need to enter rdg-home before your username e.g rdg-home\username
  • Click "Finish"
  • A new window will appear containing the contents of your N: drive.
  • If the window appears not to do anything, there may be a prompt to accept a certificate or to enter your University user name and password behind the new window. To check this, simply move the new window out the way.
  • Note that if you appear to have some files without names, you will need to untick the "Hide extensions for known file types" box under Tools > Folder Options > View

 

Windows Vista

Note: for Windows Vista you will need to install a patch which is downloadable from the Microsoft Webpage Software Update for Web Folders

  • Click Start, select Computer
  • Select Folders and right mouse click 'Computer' and select 'Add a Network Location' select Next
  • Chose a custom network location and click Next
  • Enter https://netdrive.reading.ac.uk/ndrive/<username> in the address box, where <username> is your University user name. Click "Next"
  • You will be prompted to enter a user name and password, you will need to enter rdg-home before your username e.g. rdg-home\username
  • Click "Finish"
  • A new window will appear containing the contents of your N: drive.
  • If the window appears not to do anything, there may be a prompt to accept a certificate or to enter your University user name and password behind the new window. To check this, simply move the new window out the way.
  • Note that if you appear to have some files without names, you will need to un-tick the "Hide extensions for known file types" box under Tools > Folder Options > View

 

  • Mac

    • Click Finder Icon on the dock
    • Click 'Go' > 'Connect to Server',
    • Enter https://netdrive.reading.ac.uk/ndrive/<username> in the address box, where <username> is your University user name.
    • You will be prompted to enter a user name and password, you will need to enter rdg-home before your username e.g rdg-home\username
    • Your N drive will now be connected. 
    • For Mac OS X before 10.5 a short cut will be automatically created for you on your desktop. 
    • For Mac OS X above 10.5 you will need to create a shortcut. 
    • Select 'Finder' then 'Preferences' then tick 'Connected Servers'
    • Enter a name by which you wish the connection to be known and click "Next" A recommendation is "N Drive at University of Reading"
    • Click "Finish"
    •  A new window will appear containing the contents of your N: drive.
    • If the window appears not to do anything, there may be a prompt to accept a certificate or to enter your University user name and password behind the new window. To check this, simply move the new window out the way.

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    Last Edited: 19 April 2016 | First Published: 3 October 2007

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