Map MavDISK or Department Drive on State-Owned Windows Desktops and Laptops


How do I map a drive letter to access MavDISK on a Windows PC?


Mapping drive letters to MavDISK is state-owned Windows desktop and laptops computers happens automatically.  The M: drive connect to your personal MavDISK folders, and the N: drive maps to departmental group folders.

Below are instructions to map drive letters to MavDISK on non-state-owned Windows computers.

Tip: MavDISK group folder files can be downloaded up uploaded individually (on or off campus) using MavDISK Web Access

  1. Open File Explorer.
  2. On the left-hand side of the window, click on This PC.
  3. Click on Computer.
  4. In the menu that appears, click on Map network drive.
  5. Depending on what you are are looking to do you can don one of the following:
    • Personal MavDISK:  \\\STARID$
      • Note:  Replace STARID with your stard and make sure you end it with the $.
      • Example:  \\\aa1234aa$
      • This is includes My Private Files, My Public Files, and My Website.
      • Map drive personal
    • The general MSU location:  \\\msu
      • To map to a group folder enter \\mavdisk\msu\group folders
      • This will vary depending on what access a person may have.  This may show course groups, software, and department drives.
      • map drive msu
  6. Click on Finish.
  7. You should get prompted for a log in.
  8. Enter the following:
    1. Username:  campus\STARID
    2. Password:  Your StarID password
    3. login window
  9. Click OK.
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