Manually Connecting to your Home Directory (U: Drive) – Windows Command Line

Manually Connecting to your Home Directory – Windows Command Line


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

Note:  Command line instructions work the same across 7, 8.1 and 10.  Instructions utilize screenshots from Windows 7.

  • Open a Command Prompt window by pressing the “Windows Key” + “R” to bring up the Run Command window then type in “cmd” then click the “Okay” button.


  • At the Command Prompt, type the full command line:

net use u: \\\[USERNAME]

                  Where [USERNAME] is your university username.  Press the Enter key


  • Enter your username and password when prompted. If successful, you will be notified that the command completed successfully.


  • Verify in the Windows File Explorer that the drive mounted by clicking on “Windows File Explorer” button on the taskbar.


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