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Accessing Unix Home Directory from Windows

This page is dedicated to show users how to mount their Unix Home Directories in Windows 7.

Mounting Unix Home Directory

By default, when users log into their computers, their Windows Home Directory (W:/) mounts automatically. In order to mount your Unix Home Directory, please follow these steps:

Open up Computer:

Computer

 

After you have done that, select Map network drive:

MapNetworkDrive

 

Then, select a drive letter (*Note that C:\ D:\ W:\ and if you have any other removable drives plugged in, that those drive letters will be unavailable) to use. Where it says folder, you want to type \\smb\user, with user being your Unix account. Also, place a check in the Reconnect at logon. Click Finish and you will see the next screen:

UnixPassword

 

By default, Windows will try and use your POP credentials. You have to enter your Unix account information in order to mount your Unix Home Directory. In the account name box, you want to type \user, with user being your Unix account. You will then enter your password and click OK.

UnixHomeDirectory

 

You have now successfully mounted your Unix Home Directory on your Windows machine.

UnixFinal

If you have any questions concerning mounting your Unix Home Directory, please contact us at help@pop.psu.edu.

 

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