Accessing UBfs Using a Mapped Drive from Windows

So long as you first obtain an on-campus IP (or through a VPN which gives you an on-campus IP), you can map a drive folder to UBfs  shared location (e.g., MyFiles, Collab) on your Windows computer.  This allows you to quickly access any UBfs location whether you are connecting using eduroam Wi-Fi, ResNet or from off campus VPN.

  • You must have an on-campus IP in order to access UBfs file space.
  • Use the  AnyConnect VPN before you connect to UBfs space from off campus to get an on-campus IP.

Mapping a Drive to UBfs

  1. Depending on your computer's operating system:
    • Windows 10: From the Start Menu, select the This PC tile. Select Map Network Drive from the Computer menu.
    • Windows 8: From the Start Screen, select the Desktop tile. Select the Computer icon on the Desktop. Select Map Network Drive from the Computer menu.
  2. Use the drive letter pre-selected or choose an unmapped drive letter.
  3. Enter the UBfs shared folder location for your drive map: 

    • Myfiles space\\itorg.ad.buffalo.edu\ubfs\myfiles\1st_letter_ubitname\2nd_letter_ubitname\UBITName (where UBITName is your UBITName).  For example, if your UBITName is jdoe, you would enter: \\itorg.ad.buffalo.edu\ubfs\myfiles\j\d\jdoe.
    • Collab Space: To map a drive to Collab space instead, follow the directions above but after \\...\ubfs\ map to collab share: \\itorg.ad.buffalo.edu\ubfs\collab.
  4. Log in with AD\UBITName (AD\ followed by your UBITName) and your password
  5. Your UBfs mapped folder should now appear.
Still need help?

Contact the UBIT Help Center.