How do I map a network drive on Windows 10?

NOTE: If you are on a personally owned device you will need to have setup and connected to the UniSA VPN prior to following the below.

  1. Open File Explorer
    Screen shot of File Explorer
  2. Make sure you are viewing This PC
    NOTE: If on a UniSA owned device This PC has been renamed to <your username> on <blue plate #>
  3. Click Computer tab
  4. Click Map network drive
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  5. Choose Drive letter
    NOTE: The letter selected is only a reference point and can be different on each machine you map the drive.

  6. Enter Folder path as required:


    RSFS User Share \\\Staff-<USER_LETTER>\<USERNAME>
    RSFS Group Share \\\$\<GROUP_NAME>

    a. <USER_LETTER> denotes the first letter of your username, e.g., if your username is “smithj”, the <USER_LETTER> would represent the letter “s”.
    b. <USERNAME> denotes your username, e.g., if your username is “smithj”, <USERNAME> would represent “smithj”.
    c. <GROUP_NAME> denotes the research group name, e.g., if the research group is “MyResearchProject”, <GROUP_NAME> would represent “MyResearchProject”.  Please note there is a $ before the <groupname>, e.g. the full path would be “\\\$\MyResearchProject".

  7. Ensure Reconnect on logon is ticked
    NOTE: You will also have to tick Connect using different credentials and when prompted (after clicking Finish):
    • User name = uninet\<unisa username>
    • Password = <unisa password>
  8. Click Finish
    Screen shot of folder path
  9. When successfully mapped, the shared folder will open in a new window.

Further Assistance

If you require further information or assistance, please contact the IT Help Desk on (08) 830 25000 or 1300 558 654.