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Filestore@UCL: Adding a Shared (S:) drive to a Linux machine

Guidance on how to add a UCL Shared drive to a Linux machine so that you can access group folders.

This guide is aimed at...

  • Staff

Before you start...

  • A Linux operating system – These instructions assume you are using GNOME or Unity, but the process should be similar on other Linux operating systems
  • A computer connected to the UCL network either onsite or via the UCL VPN remote access service if you are offsite
  • You need to know your 7 character UCL User ID


1. In Finder click on Files in the Dock and then click on Other Locations

Finder 'Other Locations'

Fig. 1 – Other Locations

2. At the bottom of the page is an Enter server address field. Enter the path as follows:


3. Click Connect

4. Supply your credentials:

  • Connect As: Registered User
  • Username: your User ID including the "ad\" prefix
  • Domain: ad.ucl.ac.uk
  • Password: your UCL password

Enter your credentials screen

Fig. 2 – Credentials screen

5. Click Connect. This will mount your home drive in the left hand side menu in the Files application.

Left menu of Files application

Fig. 3 – Shared drive (groupfolders) now in Files application

6. To disconnect the drive, go to the Files application where your shared drives are listed (see Fig. 3) and click on the eject button.

Linux drive eject button

Fig 4 – Eject button

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