Mapping the Z Drive for Banner Uploads and Downloads

This process allows you to map a shared drive (drive letter Z) to your local computer for Banner file uploads and downloads. Use the Scripted Method first. If this method does not work, use the Manual Method.

If you experience problems with either method, contact the UDit Service Center at (937) 229-3888.

Scripted Method


On-campus procedures
 

  1. Download mapdrive.bat  If you receive a message that "Google Drive can't scan this file".  Choose Download anyways.
     
  2. Open your download folder and drag mapdrive.bat to your desktop.  Keep this icon on your desktop.
     
  3. Double click on mapdrive.bat.
     
  4. Open the Windows explorer or double click the This PC icon on your desktop.
     
  5. Locate the shared drive.


     
  6. Drill down into the folder you need.

    NOTE: Additional folders may appear. If you do not have access to a particular folder, you may not see files within the folder.
     

Off-campus procedures
 

  1. Download Global Protect VPN
     
  2. Connect to UDVPN.
     
  3. Download mapdrive.bat. NOTE: If you receive a message that "Google can't scan this file", continue to choose "Download".
     
  4. Open your download folder and drag mapdrive.bat to your desktop.  Keep this icon on your desktop.
     
  5. Double click on mapdrive.bat.
     
  6. Click Run if prompted.
     
  7. Open the Windows explorer or double click the This PC icon on your desktop.
     
  8. Locate the shared drive.


     
  9. Drill down into the folder you need.

    NOTE: Additional folders may appear. If you do not have access to a particular folder, you may not see files within the folder.
     

Reconnecting
 

  1. When you restart your computer and log back in, the drive appears with a red “X”.


     
  2. To reconnect, rerun the mapdrive.bat located on your desktop.
     

Manual Method


On-campus procedures
 

  1. Right click on your desktop.
     
  2. Select New.
     
  3. Select Shortcut.
     
  4. Type the location of the item: \\itfszpriv.adws.udayton.edu
     
  5. Click Next.
     
  6. Name the shortcut Z Drive.
     
  7. Click Finish.
     
  8. Locate and open the shortcut on the desktop.
     
  9. Drill down into the folder you need.

 

Off-campus procedures
 

  1. Download Global Protect VPN
     
  2. Connect to UDVPN.
     
  3. Right click on your desktop.
     
  4. Select New.
     
  5. Select Shortcut.
     
  6. Type the location of the item: \\itfszpriv.adws.udayton.edu
     
  7. Click Next.
     
  8. Enter your UD username and password, if prompted.
     
  9. Name the shortcut Z Drive.
     
  10. Click Finish.
     
  11. Locate and open the shortcut on the desktop.
     
  12. Drill down into the folder you need.
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Article ID: 131987
Created
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