How do I map a network drive/connect to my personal filestore (M drive)? (Windows)

To connect to your filestore your computer must be connected to the University Network (How do I do that?). If you are not connected to the University Network but have an internet connection you can use FTP (How do I do that?)

If you are using Windows 7/8/10 we can do this automatically for you by clicking the button below:

Do It For Me icon

Otherwise, you can follow the manual instructions below:

  • Open My Documents/File Explorer
  • Right click Computer/This PC from menu on the left
  • Click Map network drive
  • In the Drive: box, select a letter from the drop down menu
    • Use M: if you're connecting to your own personal Filestore
    • If you want to connect to more than one network drive, you must choose a different letter for each connection
  • In the Folder box, enter \\smb1.aber.ac.uk\abc where abc is your Aber username
  • If you want to reconnect to this drive every time you login to your computer, tick the Reconnect at logon/Reconnect at sign-in box
  • Check the Connect using different credentials box

  • In the Username box enter PAU\abc where abc is your Aber username
  • Enter your password in the Password box
  • Click Finish
  • In the window that appears type in the username and password of the account you are mapping

NOTE: Even if you check the Reconnect at Logon: box, the machine will still prompt you to re-type the password every time you log on unless you log on to the computer with the same username and password as the drive you have mapped.

Contact for this page:
Information Services, Aberystwyth University, Hugh Owen Library, Penglais, Aberystwyth, SY23 3DZ
Tel: 01970 62 2400 Email: is@aber.ac.uk