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Manually Connecting to your Home Directory (U: Drive) – Windows 10 UI Method

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Manually Connecting to your Home Directory – Windows 10 UI Method


Note:  Off campus users will need to connect to the Clemson VPN service before following instructions.

  • Open the Windows File Explorer from the taskbar (yellow folder) or from the Start Menu.

Click on folder icon

  • In the left window pane of the Windows File Explorer, click on This PC to display all currently connected drives.

    Click on This PC
  • At the top of the Windows File Explorer window, click on the Computer tab, then click on the Map network drive icon, then click on Map network drive.

Map network drive steps

  • In the Drive: pull down menu select U:
  • In the folder text box type in: \\\homes
  • Check the box for Reconnect at logon if you want this drive to be persistent after reboots. And Log in (if you are on campus and domain joined).

Note:  The “Reconnect at logon” option will not behave as expected for Off campus users.  This option works best if you are persistently connected to the Clemson Campus Network.

  • For Non-Domain joined users, you will need to add these steps:

    • Check the box by the option Connect using different credentials. Now click the Finish button.

      Red arrows to Connect using different credentials and Finish

    • When Network Credential screen opens,  click on More Choices and Use a different account

      Red arrows to More choices, Use a different account, and OK

    • Fill in \campus\username (where you replace the word username with your Clemson username) and your Clemson password.  Click OK.

Red arrows to user name field with campus\username, password, and OK


  • Your personal space should now be mapped to U: and the contents display in the Windows File Explorer.


If you have more questions about this, email or call 864-656-3494.

Manually Connecting to your Home Directory (U: Drive) – Windows 10 UI Method