Filestore@UCL: Adding your Home (N:) drive to a Linux machine
Guidance on how to add and bookmark your UCL Home (N) drive to a Linux machine so that you can access your UCL files and documents.
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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
Please note: The full path that you need to access is based on the last character (letter or number) of your user ID. For example, smb://ad.ucl.ac.uk/HomeA/YourUserID for user IDs ending in ‘A’.
- In Finder click on Files in the Dock and then click on Other Locations.
Fig.1 – Other Locations
- In the Connect to Server field enter the address of your N drive using the path below substituting “ccearp0” with your own UCL user ID.
Please note the number “0” after home. You should substitute it with the last character (letter or number) of your user ID.
Fig.2 – Connect to Server window
- Click Connect
- Supply your connection details as follows:
Connect As: Registered User
Username: your UCL user ID
Password: your UCL password
Select Remember forever
Fig.3 – Credentials screen
- Click Connect. This will mount your home drive in the left side Files menu.
- In Files right-click the home drive and select Add Bookmark. This will make your home drive persistently appear in the Files menu.
Fig.4 – Add Bookmark menu
- At log in, click the bookmark to quickly mount your hard drive.
Fig.5 – The bookmarked home drive in the Files menu
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Help & Support
For further help and assistance you will need to contact the IT Services.