University Library

UniDrive on Windows 8

Further Information

Step one

Open 'File Explorer' by moving your mouse to the top right hand corner of screen and selecting Search from the menu that appears.

win 8 webdave - step 1 - open File Explorer

In Search, type 'File Explorer'

Step two

Right-click on `Network? and select `Map Network Drive??

win 8 webdav - step 2 - map network drive

Step three

Click on the drop down menu next to `Drive? - this will produce a list of the Drive letters you can choose from.

NOTE: Usually a `Home? drive (like your Student Network Folder) would be given the letter `H:?, and a shared area (like any other folders you?ve been given access to) would be given the letter `S:? If those letters are available, use them here.

In the `Folder? field, enter the URL of the server you wish to connect to:

  • For your Student Network Folder use:
  • For access to other shared folders use:

Make sure `Connect using different credentials? is ticked.

If you are using a personal computer, make sure the `Reconnect at logon? box is ticked.

win 8 webdav step 3 - set network drive parameters

Select `Finish?.

Step four

Enter your credentials when prompted.

Win 8 webdav - step 4 - enter credentials

NOTE: The Username is your student number (eg. 12345678) and the Password is your Pheme password.

If you are using a personal computer, make sure `Remember my credentials? is ticked.

NOTE: This means that you (or anyone else using this device) will be able to access the contents of this folder without entering a password

You are done!

The Network Folder will now launch.

win 8 webdav final step: home folder now accessible from File Explorer

You can navigate to it through 'File Explorer' and will be located in the Computer folder.

Doesn?t work?

Help is available! But before coming for help, please try the following:

  • Double-check your student number and Pheme password are correct and have not expired.
  • Double-check you are correctly enrolled in at least one unit this semester

If it still doesn't work, contact the University Library.