Accessing DeptStore1 & DeptStore2 from a Personally Owned Computers

Before you begin

You can access your Deptstore folder remotely from any location on a PC or Mac by mapping the drive to your computer. Please follow the directions below ensuring you follow the directions for your particular operating system. Before you try though, you will need to know the exact name of the folder you wish to access, and whether it resides on Deptstore1 or Deptstore2.

Specifically, you will need to know if there is a space in the name of the folder. If there is no space in the folder name, (i.e. \\ust-deptstore1\foldername ), the web address will be either:

  • https://ust-deptstore1web.stthomas.edu/foldername
  • https://ust-deptstore2web.stthomas.edu/foldername

If there is a space in the folder name (i.e. ust-deptstore2\departments\folder name), you will need to substitute the characters "%20" for the space in the web address.
Consequently the web address for a Deptstore folder with a space will be either

  • https://ust-deptstore1web.stthomas.edu/folder%20name
  • https://ust-deptstore2web.stthomas.edu/folder%20name


Windows XP:

  1. Double click on the "My Network Places" icon
  2. Choose "add a network place" from the menu list on the left side of the window, 
  3. Click "Next"
  4. Select the "Choose another network location" option
  5. Click "Next"
  6. Enter the web address of the folder you wish to map in the "internet or network address:" field
    1. Note: Don't forget the "s" after http in the web address, or you won't be able to connect 
  7. Click "Next"
  8. Enter a name for the network place
    1. Note: You may choose the name of the connection, but it is recommended to leave the default naming convention as is. 
  9. Click "Next"
  10. Click "Finish"
    1. You will be prompted to enter your UST username and password when trying to access documents in this network location.


Windows Vista/Windows 7:

  1. Click the "Start" button
  2. Select "Computer"
  3. Right click anywhere in the open window and choose "add a network location"
  4. Click "Next"
  5. Select the "Choose another network location" option, 
  6. Click "Next"
  7. Enter the web address of the folder you wish to map in the "internet or network address:" field
    1. Note: Don't forget the "s" after http in the web address, or you won't be able to connect 
  8. Click "Next"
  9. Enter a name for the network place
    1. Note:You may choose the name of the connection, but it is recommended to leave the default naming convention as is, or choose the name of the folder as it appears in DeptStore. 
  10. Click "Next"
  11. Click "Finish"
    1. You will be prompted to enter your UST username and password when trying to access documents in this network location.

Mac 10.4 or higher users

  1. Click on the "Go" on the top menu 
  2. Choose "Connect to Server" 
  3. Enter the web address of your folder Note: Don't forget the s after http, or you won't be able to connect 
  4. Click the "+" sign on the right to add the address to your Favorite Server list. 
  5. Click "Connect" 
  6. Enter your UST username and password
  7. A shortcut to the folder will show up on your desktop, or along the left side of an open window.
    1. You will be prompted to enter your UST username and password when trying to access documents in this network location.
    2. If you restart your computer and need to reconnect, click on the "Go" menu and click on "Connect to Server" again. The web address that you previously entered should be present in the list of your favorite places.