Accessing your MyStorage folder on a personally owned computer

Windows Vista/Windows 7: 

  1. Click the "Start" button from your toolbar
  2. Select "Computer",
  3. Right click anywhere in the open window and choose "add a network location", 
    1. *Alternatively, In the window that opens, click "add network location" on the toolbar. If you do not see the toolbar, press the “alt” key on your keyboard to display the file menu, and then click tools and choose "Add a network location". 
  4. Click "Next"
  5. Select the "Choose another network location" option, 
  6. Click "Next", 
  7. Enter https://mystorageweb.stthomas.edu/yourUSTusername in the "internet or network address:" field, 
    1. Note: You must replace the text "yourUSTusername" with what your assigned UST username is designated as.
    2. 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, Note: You may choose the name of the connection, but it is recommended to leave the default naming convention as is, or choose "MyStorage"
  10. Click "Next" 
  11. Click "Finish"
    1. NOTE: You will be prompted to enter your UST username and password when trying to access documents in this network location. 

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 https://mystorageweb.stthomas.edu/yourUSTusername 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, Note: You may choose the name of the connection, but it is recommended to leave the default naming convention as is, or choose "MyStorage"
  9. Click "Next" 
  10. Click "Finish"
    1. NOTE: You will be prompted to enter your UST username and password when trying to access documents in this network location. 

NOTE: Despite Microsoft's documentation to the contrary, this process does not always work with some installations of Windows Vista (and presumably Windows 7). You may still connect to your MyStorage drive via any web browser, by simply entering "https://mystorageweb.stthomas.edu/yourUSTusername". Once connected, you will be able to access and copy files to a local computer from your MyStorage directory, but you will not be able to upload, drag and drop files, or make changes to the directory itself.

Mac 10.4 (or higher):

  1. Click the "Go" menu 
  2. Choose "Connect to Server" 
  3. Enter https://mystorageweb.stthomas.edu/yourUSTusername 
    1. 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 as the credentials
    1. If it initially rejects your credentials, put  UST\ directly before your username and then proceed to attempt to login again
  7. A shortcut to the folder will show up on your desktop, or along the left side of an open window.