Map a UAA-Hosted Fileshare on Windows


Individuals can connect to a share drive associated with their department or their UA account.

What materials do I need?

  • Windows Computer
  • Permissions to access the share drive(s)
  • Connection to the UAA network or the UAA VPN

How do I use this technology?

  1. Confirm the device is connected to the UAA network or to the UAA VPN
  2. Navigate to File Explorer

File Explorer icon on the task bar

  1. On the left panel of the File Explorer, right-click the computer icon
    1. It will either say:
      • My Computer
      • This PC
      • Device Name
      • UAA device names start with "ANC"

Left panel of the File Explorer

  1. Click Map network drive...

    "Map network drive..." on the menu
  2. Choose any vacant letter drive under Drive

Selecting which vacant drive to use to map a network drive

  1. Type the path of the share drive or copy and paste the path under Folder
    • UAA network share drives start with: \\\share-drive-name

Typing in the path of the share drive to map a network drive

  1. Confirm Reconnect at sign-in is checked

    Check "reconnect at sign-in" to map a network drive
  2. Click Finish
  3. The share drive should now appear in the list under the computer icon in the File Explorer


Need additional help or have issues

For additional assistance contact the IT Services Technical Support Center via phone at (907) 786-4646, toll-free at (877) 633-3888, email us at, or visit the Services section to open a support ticket.



Article ID: 205
Thu 6/25/20 9:41 AM
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