Connect to your Knox folder by mapping a network drive that connects to your folder automatically whenever you sign into your computer.

These instructions are for computers running Windows 10 or 8 that are connecting to Knox folders with SMB3 enabled.

IMPORTANT: SMB3 must be enabled on your folder for the instructions below to work.  

Instructions

  1. On Windows 10, open File Explorer by clicking the folder icon in the task bar or by pressing the Windows logo key + E on your keyboard.

    On Windows 8, to open the File Explorer, click the desktop tile, then double-click Computer.

    Proceed to number 2, the instructions for 10 and 8 are the same.
  2. Select This PC from the left pane. Then, on the Computer tab in the ribbon, click Map network drive.
    screenshot of Map network drive button in the ribbon under Computer tab when clicking This PC.
  3. Select a drive letter from the Drive dropdown. (Any available letter will work)
    See image below for steps 3 & 4.
  4. Type the path to your Knox folder in the Folder field as shown here:
    \\knox.montana.edu\MyFolder -  replacing MyFolder with the real name of your Knox folder.

    Screenshot of map a drive dialog box with field for entering path and selecting Drive letter.
  5. Check the Reconnect at sign-in check box if you’d like to automatically connect each time you sign-in to computer.
  6. Click Finish

You will now be able to access your Knox folder from the File Explorer. A link to the mapped drive will appear in left pane as shown below.

screenshot of the location to your mapped drive in the file explorer