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Access the Research Directory on Microwave

These directions assume you are on a campus computer and that you initially logged into the computer you are working at. You must log in as yourself for the permissions to work correctly.

If you are on a non-Bowdoin computer and are asked to authenticate, type in your username@bowdoincollege.edu (e.g., jsmith@bowdoincollege.edu) and then your email password.

From a PC:

Windows 7:

  • Click on the Start button
  • In the Search field at the bottom of the Start menu, type:  \\microwave\research.  Press the enter key of your keyboard
  • A new window, "Network > microwave > research" will open. Locate your research directory and double-click on it to open it.
  • You may need to map a drive to your course directory.

From a Mac:

  • From the Finder, choose Go/Connect to Server...
  • Below "Server Address:", type: smb://microwave/research
  • Click on the Connect button.
  • When prompted to authenticate, type in your email user name and password in the appropriate fields and click on OK.
  • A "Research" icon will appear on your desktop and a "Research" window will open. Locate your research directory and double-click it to open it.
  • Note: If you want to save the connection to the Research directory, click on the "+" next to the Server Address to save it to your "Favorite Servers" for quick access.
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Aug 19, 2014