Accessing Windows and Linux Shares
This page provides step-by-step instructions on how to access a Windows share from Linux and vice versa (a Linux share from Windows).
Windows to Linux
- Click the Start button on the taskbar, the right click on Computer and select Map Network Drive.
- Choose an available drive letter from the list. It does not matter which one you choose.
- For Folder: type the path to the share (\\vertex\sharename). Ensure Reconnect at logon and Connect using different credentials are checked and then click Finish.
- Select Finish and enter your Linux user name and password when prompted. Note that your user name should be preceded by vertex\
- Select OK and you will be presented with a window showing the contents of the share you connected to.
- Some shares that you can connect to and use for the sharename in step 3 are:
- homes: Connect to your home directory on the linux system (full permissions)
- meso: A share for Dr. Atkins’s Mesoscale Meteorology course content (read only)
- remote: A share for Dr. Atkins’s remote course content (read only)
Linux to Windows
- Double click and open the Computer icon on your Linux desktop.
- Select File from the menu bar and then select Connect to Server…
- Set all the appropriate values in the Connect to Server window:
- Set the Server type: to Windows share.
- Set Server: to the appropriate server name (e.g. lsc-files).
- Set the Share: to the appropriate share name (e.g. ATM).
- Set the Folder: to the directory path under the share, if needed (e.g. bufkit)
- Set the User Name: to your LSC user name (e.g. bdp99990).
- Set the Domain Name: to lsc.vsc.edu
- Optionally select the “Add bookmark” checkbox and provide a Bookmark name: to save these settings for future use.
4. Select Connect and you will be presented with a window showing the contents of the share you connected to.