Remote P-Drive Access for Windows
By following these instructions you will be able to access your Physics share just as you can from on-campus. You must remember, however, that performance will be limited to the speed of your Internet connection. Transferring large files may take a long time.
The following instructions work for Windows 7 through 10. Success may vary for other Windows operating systems.First, open a Explorer window and right-click Network and click Map Network Drive...
In the dialog that appears, fill in the fields as shown below with the address https://pdrive.byu.edu/<netid>, replacing <netid> with your BYU netId. Make sure that the address is using https and not http!
problems with your existing hardware. We are using Z: in this example.
- Make sure you enter byu\<netid> for the username, replacing <netid> with your BYU netId.
- It may take a few seconds to connect to the server; once complete Windows should open the new network drive.
- If you do not see a window open, try opening Computer and looking for the drive you just created. In this example you would look for a Z: drive.
- To disconnect your remote P-Drive, right-click the drive and select Disconnect.
While your P-Drive is connected you can open and edit any files just like you would when you are on a Physics lab machine; however, remember that this is going over your Internet connection which means you will have to wait longer for files to open and save.