Information Services Division


Filestore@UCL: Adding your Home (N) drive to a Windows machine

Guidance on how to add your UCL Home (N) drive to a Windows 8 or 10 machine so that you can access your UCL files and documents.

This guide is aimed at...

  • Students
  • Staff

Before you start...

  • Windows 8 or 10 operating system
  • 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 and password

The full path that you need to access is based on the last character (letter or number) of your user ID. For example, \\ad.ucl.ac.uk\HomeA\YourUserID for user IDs ending in ‘A’


  1. Right-click on the Start menu (Windows logo, located on the bottom left of your desktop), and select File Explorer (Fig.1)

    N Drive right click Windows button and select File Explorer
    Fig. 1 – Menu after right-clicking the Start button (Windows logo)
  2. Right-click on the Network icon on the left, and select Map network drive… (Fig.2)

    N Drive Map network drive...
    Fig. 2 – Menu after right-clicking the Network icon
  3. Enter the following details on the Map Network Drive window (Fig.3)

    Drive: Select N: from the drop down menu
    Folder: Enter the path below substituting “rmgzcjc” with your own UCL user ID:


    Please note the letter “C” after home. You should substitute it with the last character (letter or number) of your user ID.

    N Drive What network folder
    Fig. 3 – Map Network Drive window
  4. Click Finish
  5. You will then be prompted to enter your network credentials (Fig.4). Enter the following details:

    User name: AD\YourUserID e.g. AD\uczzrt0
    Password:  enter your UCL password

    N Drive Username and Password
    Fig. 4 – Enter your User name and password to connect to your UCL Home drive
  6. If you don't want to re-enter this information each time you access the drive then tick the Remember my credentials box.
  7. Click OK. Your UCL Home drive should now be available on Windows File Explorer or My Computer screen with the drive letter you specified.

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