University of California, Riverside

Engineering Systems

Accessing Z Drive From Home

This tutorial will give a walkthrough in Windows on creating a drive mapping to your Engineering home directory. You must have already setup and connected to the Engineering VPN in order to map your home directory.

  1. Go to "My Computer"
    Mapping Home Directory #1
  2. Go to "Tools" and click on "Map Network Drive..."
    Mapping Home Directory #2
  3. Select a free drive letter and type in "\\\username", where username is your ENGR username.
    Mapping Home Directory #3
  4. Type in your ENGR username and password. The username must be prefixed with "engr\" to specify the domain.
    Mapping Home Directory #4
  5. Click finish. You should now see you network drive pop open.
    Mapping Home Directory #5

About WinSCP

WinSCP is similar to a FTP client, except that it is secure.  You can use WinSCP to download and upload files on your home directory, or Z drive, and maintain your web site.


Video Tutorial

Note: if the video player does not work for you, you may download the PDF instruction guide instead.

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

College Information

Engineering Systems
Bourns Hall A344/308


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