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How to Create a Web Folder in Windows XP

Faculty can connect to their Web Directory on Instructional1 by creating a Web Folder connection.  Web folders allow you to modify the content on a server as if it were right on your own computer. Also available are instructions for Windows Vista/7 and Mac OS X.

Step-by-step Instructions

  1. Open Windows Explorer icon Windows Explorer.

  2. Click on the Tools menu and select Map Network Drive.

    Click on Tools and select Map Network Drive

  3. Click the Sign up for online storage or connect to a network server text link.

    Map Network Drive window

  4. The Add Network Place Wizard will open. Click the Next button.

    Add Network Place Wizard

  5. Select the option to Choose another network location and click the Next button.

    Choose network place window

  6. Type the full URL of your website on Instructional1
    (i.e. http://instructional1.calstatela.edu/jsmith).

    Network address window

  7. Click the Next button.

  8. Enter your myCSULA Identity username and password. You will need to add the prefix AD\ to your Username (i.e., AD\jsmith)

    NOTE: Windows Explorer will prompt you to log in each time you attempt to view the contents of your site, check the Remember my password box if you want your computer to automatically log you in.

    Network login prompt

  9. Type in a name for the connection to your Web folder. You may leave the default name if you like.

    Name your Web Folder connection

  10. Click the Next button.

  11. Click the Finish button to close the wizard.

    Completing the Add Network Place Wizard

  12. Your computer will open a new Windows Explorer window with the contents of your website.

    Web Folder connection

  13. Within the first Windows Explorer window, a shortcut to the Web folder is available through My Network Places.  The Web folder will remain on your computer until you delete the connection.

    Your Web folder connection under My Network Places

If you experience any problems connecting to your website on Instructional1, please contact the Web Administrator.


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