Windows 10

This guide helps you to access the Online storage space and Share under Windows 10.


  • A valid u:account UserID with password
  • The device is connected to the network of the Univeristy of Vienna, either through the lokal Wi-fi or via VPN connection.

Connecting network drive


It is not possible to connect to the server with multiple userIDs. If this is necessary, then 

  • switch to connection via SFTP
  • or disconnect the current network drive and log in with a different userID.
  1. Press the Windows key and the E key simultaneously to open Windows Explorer.
  2. Select This PC from the panel on the left. 
  3. Click on Computer in the menu bar above.

Screenshot Windows 10 Windows Explorer

Choose the option Map network drive.

Screenshot Windows 10 Windows Explorer - map network drive

Windows suggests a letter for your network drive. You can accept it or change it to a letter that is not being used yet.

  • Students and employees need to enter this path into the field Folder:
    \\\u:account UserID
    (For example: \\\random0)
  • Share-users need to enter this path into the field Folder:
    (For example: \\\pugilistic)

To connect every time you log on to your PC, select the ceckbox Reconnect at sign-in. Also select the checkbox Connect using different credentials. Then click Finish.

Screenshot Windows 10 map network drive

Depending on wherther you log-in as student/employee or as a share-user you are going to see either one of the following two windows.

Students and employees enter the following data:

  • u\u:account UserID (For example: u\randomd0)
  • u:account password

Then click OK.

Screenshot Windows 10 u:account user id and password

Share users enter the following data:

  • share\u:account UserID (For example: share\randomd0)
  • u:account password

Then click OK.

Screenshot Windows 10 u:account userid and password


If this window looks slightly different because Windows is suggesting a UserID, click on Weitere Optionen (More options) and then on Anderes Konto verwenden (Use different account).

You are now connecting to the file server, the symbol for the network drive appears under Dieser PC (This PC). Open the network drive by doubleclicking to use your files.

Disconnecting network drive

  1. Press the Windows key and the E key simultaneously to open Windows Explorer .
  2. Select This PC in the left pane. 
  3. You should see the connected network drive under Network locations. Click on it with the right mouse button and choose Disconnect.

Screenshot Windows 10 disconnect network drive