Z Drive

Information on the Z Drive

Registered students are allocated their own personal share on a network server. This means every student is allowed up to 200 MB of disk space on a server. Once you are logged in, your personal share is mapped to your 'Z' drive which you can access by double clicking on "My Computer" and locating the drive labeled "*your username* (Z:)". You can save your work to this account and only you have access to it from any student computer lab. This is the most secure way to save and we highly recommend that you take full advantage of it.

Note: Setting up a VPN is required now to access your Z Drive from off-campus.

Accessing your Z Drive from Off Campus

Setting up a VPN

To connect to your Z-Drive from off-campus you need to set up a VPN connection. Once you have your VPN connection working you just need to map your Z-drive.

Mapping the drive (Windows 7 and 8)

1. Go to My Computer.
2. Select "Map a Network Drive". (Click the "Computer" option in Windows 8 first).
3. Make sure Z: is selected and enter \\opal.msu.montana.edu\X\NetID as your Folder. (X is the first letter of your NetID)
4. Select Finish

Mapping the drive (Mac)

1. Select Go > Connect to Server... from the desktop

2. Type the following for the server address where X is the first letter of your NetID.

smb://opal.msu.montana.edu/X/NetID

3. A popup for your user information will show up.
4. For Name, type

MSU\NetID

5. Use your typical password for the password field.

6. Select Connect
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