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How can I connect to the staff group G: drive on my PC?

This guide is to connect a Sussex PC on campus to the G Drive.  If you are off-campus, please use these instructions.


If your work PC does not connect to the group G: drive automatically, you can connect it manually:

  • from the Start button, go to Computer (this may be shown as your username 'on'...)
  • if the G: drive is already connected but shown as disconnected (usually with a red 'X' icon), right-click on it and choose Disconnect
  • from the menu across the top of the window select Map Network Drive
  • choose a free drive letter (choose G: if it it's not already in use)
  • in the Folder field, enter \\\group
  • tick the option to Reconnect at logon
  • click Finish
  • in the User name field enter ad_us\ followed by your username, so if your Sussex username were ano23, you would enter ad_us\ano23
  • in the Password field enter your normal Sussex password
  • click OK

This procedure applies to staff Windows PCs in schools but not to G: drives in central administration teams which have to be set up by IT Services.

If you have a Sussex laptop, you will need to use a different procedure to connect to your G Drive.

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Created by David Guest on 24 November 2011 and last updated by Alexander Butler on 26 May 2020