At the University of St. Thomas, a central storage directory is available for each department on campus. This resource, called Deptstore, is located on the St. Thomas network.

Deptstore is backed up nightly and accessible from anywhere on/off campus, making it possible for you to easily download and upload files to Deptstore. Deptstore folders allow multiple users to access documents.

Getting Started

To gain access to Deptstore, have your hiring manager contact the Tech Desk with the following information:

  • The exact filepath
  • username
  • Level of necessary permissions

Access DeptStore from a personally owned computer

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.


Example with space in folder name

Windows 10

  1. Navigate to “This PC”
  2. Right Click any blank space
  3. Click on “Add a network location”
  4. In the “Welcome Wizard, click on “Next”
  5. Select “Choose a custom network location and click on “Next”
  6. Specify the home folder you would like to connect to by copying and pasting one of the following URLs in the field. 
    1. Saint Paul campus:

    2. Minneapolis Campus:

  7. Click Next
  8. Enter your St. Thomas credentials with your username appended with (i.e.
  9. Name the location something meaningful (e.g. WorkFolders) and click “Next”
  10. Ensure the “Open this network location when I click Finish” is selected and Click on “Finish”

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
  8. Note: Don't forget the "s" after http in the web address, or you won't be able to connect 
  9. Click "Next"
  10. Enter a name for the network place
  11. 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. 
  12. Click "Next"
  13. Click "Finish"

NOTE: You will be prompted to enter your username and password when trying to access documents in this network location.

Mac 10.4+

  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.

NOTE: You will be prompted to enter your username and password when trying to access documents in this network location.

    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.