If you are off-campus, you must connect to the UI AnyWhere VPN before following the instructions listed below.

After connecting to the VPN, users on a University owned machine most likely will see their Home Drive folder (H: Drive) by going to Computer and double clicking on H:.  If you are on a Mac your Home Drive folder will show up in the dock.

If your Home Drive is not connecting automatically, follow these instructions for a Windows PC:

  • Windows 7 users click on the Windows icon in the lower left-hand corner of the task bar, then right click on "Computer" and select Map Network Drive
  • Windows 8 users will need to right click on the Windows icon, then click on "File Explorer", the "Computer" tab, and select Map Network Drive.
  • Windows 10 users will need to right click on the windows icon, then click on "File Explorer", the "This PC" tab, the "Computer" tab, and select Map Network Drive.
  • In the drop-down menu under "Drive" select H:.
  • In the "Folder" field type \\home.iowa.uiowa.edu\HawkID (replace "HawkID" with your HawkID).
  • If you want to reconnect at login, select the Reconnect at logon check box.
  • Select Finish. 

If your Home Drive is not connecting automatically, follow these instructions for a Mac:

  • Go|Connect to Server. 
  • In the "Server Address" bar, type in smb://home.iowa.uiowa.edu/hawkid (replace "HawkID" with your HawkID)
  • Click on Connect. 
  • Click on the + sign to add the address in permanently in your list of "Favorite Servers". 
Article number: 
104047
Last updated: 
May 4, 2017