How To Access Your Research Folder (P Drive)


To connect to an Okanagan campus network file storage share, you must be using a computer that is connected to the campus network.  This can be any of the following:

  • Campus wired network
  • Campus  ubcsecure or  ubcoprivate  wireless networks


Windows [Self Service]

  1. Windows 7 - In Windows Explorer, right click on Computer and select  Map network drive...    
    Windows 10 - In Windows Explorer, right click on  This PC and select  Map network drive... 

    Windows 7

    Windows 10

  2. Choose a drive letter and, in the Folder field, enter \\ followed by the server and share information, separated by a back slash "\", from the following article:
    For the Research Drive, use P Drive and \\\research
      List of Okanagan campus file storage shares

    Make sure you choose Connect Using different credentials and type your ead\ credentials...

  3.  Click Finish to complete the connection.

OSX [Self Service]

  1. From the Finder , select Go Connect to Server 

  2. Enter smb:// , followed by the server and share information, separated by a forward slash "/",  from the following article:  List of Okanagan campus file storage shares 

  3. Click Connect and sign in using your CWL credentials. Ensure to use the following format for the username "EAD\CWLusername"

Other [Self Service]

Nearly any computer that can connect to a SMB or CIFS share can connect to the Okanagan campus network file storage shares.  Use the documentation for your operating system along with the information in the following article to connect:  List of Okanagan campus file storage shares

For more information or assistance, please contact the ITServices Helpdesk - 250.807.9000 or 855.807.9001.
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