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How to Connect to Datastor on Windows
Posted by John Sanders, Last modified by John Sanders on 10 September 2018 12:46 PM

How to Access from a Campus PC

  1. When logged in to a campus PC (such as in the Scribner Library, Case Center, Student Lounges), there is a Datastor folder located on the main Desktop screen. Double-click on this folder.
  2. If there is no Datastor folder located on the main Desktop screen, please follow the steps in the next section.
  3. Datastor will open a window asking you to choose which folder in the Datastor you would like to access.
  4. You will only be able to access folders for which you have permissions. Please see the IT Help Desk if you need to be given permission to a folder.
  5. If you are a student attempting to access your personal folder, you can either find the “Students” folder within this window or you can instead double-click on the on folder on the Desktop labeled “Students (Datastor)” (only on a Campus PC).
  6. Once inside, there are two places you might find your personal folder. If you are in the Class of 2018 or earlier, you will find your folder inside the folder of your class year. If you are in the Class of 2019 or later, you will find your folder in the large list.
  7. Personal folders are listed alphabetically by Skidmore username. Locate your folder by looking for the username that matches your Skidmore e-mail address.
  8. Once inside your personal folder, you can store any files and create your own folders to keep it organized. Your folder is accessible from any campus computer (Mac/PC) and from any personal computer (instructions in the next section).


How to Access from a Personal PC

  1. When logged in to a personal PC, make sure that you are connected to the internet using either Ethernet (provided at workstations in the Scribner Library with a blue cable) or the SkidmoreSecure network. If you do not know how to connect to the SkidmoreSecure network, please see the Knowledge Base or come to the IT Help Desk.

  2. Once connected, right-click on the in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen and select “Run” from the list.

  3. When this window pops up, type “\\” and click OK (Note the two backslashes rather than slashes: use \\ and not //).

  4. If you are asked to log in, enter your Skidmore username and password. Do not enter in the username field. If you are following along from Step 2 in the previous section, you will not need to enter your username and password, as you are already logged in to the computer with these credentials.

  5. You can now follow the instructions from the previous section beginning at Step 3.

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