How can I access my AUS personal network (Nasfiler) folder on Windows?

On Windows 7:

Step 1: On your desktop, right-click on the "Computer" icon and click on "Map network drive".

Step 2: Pick "U:" from the drop down menu available next to "Drive" and in the text box next to "Folder" enter the following: \\nasfiler1.aus.edu\YourAUSUsername

Step 3: Check "Connect using different credentials" only if the username and password you used to log onto your PC are NOT your AUS credentials. Also check "Reconnect at sign-in" and then click on "Finish"

Step 4: If you had checked "Connect using different credentials", a window will pop up asking you for your AUS credentials. Make sure to enter your username in this format: aus\YourAUSUsername and click on "OK". 

Step 5: Your network folder should open instantly and you should be able to always find it under "Computer".

 

On Windows 8:

Step 1: If "Computer" is not already available on your desktop, right-click on your desktop and click on "Personalize", then click on the "Change desktop icons" option available on the top left hand side.

Step 2: Check the "Computer" option and click on "Apply" then "OK". Close the "Personalization" window. The "Computer" icon should now be visible on your desktop.

Step 3: On your desktop, right-click on the "Computer" icon and click on "Map network drive".

Step 4: Pick "U:" from the drop down menu available next to "Drive" and in the text box next to "Folder" enter the following: \\nasfiler1.aus.edu\YourAUSUsername

Step 5: Check "Connect using different credentials" only if the username and password you used to log onto your PC are NOT your AUS credentials. Also check "Reconnect at sign-in" and then click on "Finish"

Step 6: If you had checked "Connect using different credentials", a window will pop up asking you for your AUS credentials. Make sure to enter your username in this format: aus\YourAUSUsername and click on "OK". 

Step 7: Your network folder should open instantly and you should be able to always find it under "Computer".

 
NOTE: If your machine is joined with the AUS domain and you used your AUS account to log on, your network folder should automatically be listed in "Computer" or "My Computer" as “U:” drive. However, sometimes you may need to add it manually especially if your PC is not on the AUS domain. Please note that this only works if you are using the AUS network.