The Z: drive is a storage location on a file server. It allows you to save files from one computer,
and access them later on a different computer. You should always use the Z: to save your files if you don't want to lose them!
You may have Z: set up already. click on Start and click on Computer to see if there is a Z: available. If not, you will need to follow these directions to access it.
To set up your Z:
If you remember your folder name, you can type that directly. For example, if you are in CS108 with the username md, you can type \\cs-nfs\course\cs108\md
and skip the browsing step.
- Click Start and then right click on Computer and select Map Network Drive...:
(On older computers: Right click on My Computer)
- Set the Drive pulldown box to Z:
- Type into the Folder box the following text, including the slashes: \\cs-nfs\course
- Press the Browse... button.
- Find your course section (cs108), and expand the listing by pressing the + (or wedge) button next to it. You will see a list of usernames. Select your username and press OK.
- The folder name should now be filled in completely like this:
- Press Finish.