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Mapping a network drive

How to map a network drive in windows 10

Sometimes your connection to the Q drive can stop working.

If you're working remotely, first check your Always-on VPN is connected  properly.

Then, follow the steps below to re-map the network drive.

The steps below relate to Windows 10. For Windows 11 or Mac OS, please follow the links at the bottom of this page.

Step 1

To map the drive, open File Explorer and select This PC by clicking on it once. Click on the Computer tab at the top of the page

and then select Map Network Drive and select Map Network Drive again.

windows explorer screenshot


Step 2

In the window that opens, change the Drive letter to Q: 

Then enter the following into the box labelled Folder:


Click Finish

enter the path to a network drive

If you select This PC you should also be able to see the Network Location

StaffDFS (\\ (Q:)


For Windows 11 Computers  Click here

For Mac OS users Click Here


If you still cannot connect to the shared drive, contact your school IT officer, or, if you don't have an IT officer, please contact IT services.