Personal Disk Space Connection


Penn State Erie Computer Center

Student P: Drive Web Connection

(Internet Explorer 8)


IE8 Note:  IE8 users on XP, Windows7 or Vista will need to follow alternate instructions.  IE8 no longer supports the technology used to automatically connect and copy/paste.  Please complete the following steps:

 

Mapping PDRIVE folder Under Windows 7 or Vista

 

1. Open Windows Explorer (start-programs-accessories)
2. Scroll down to Network...Right Click and select  -
Map Network Drive.

3. On the Map Network Drive screen, click Connect to a Web site that you can use to store your documents and pictures, and then click Next.

4. Click Choose a custom network location, and then click Next.

In the “Internet or network address” field, enter: https://pdrive.bd.psu.edu/studentweb/YOURUSERID, and then click Next.

5. Enter your PSU access account credentials.

 

You may now drag and drop folders between your computer and the pdrive site. To delete an item, right-click it and select Delete.  This connection will continue to be present in your Windows Explorer.  You will be required to re-enter your credentials after restarting your system.

 

Mapping PDRIVE folder Under Windows XP

 

6. Enter your PSU access account credentials.

 

You may now drag and drop folders between your computer and the pdrive site. However, you cannot delete items from a site by dragging them to the Recycle Bin on your desktop. To delete an item, right-click it and select Delete. This connection will continue to be present in your Windows Explorer.  You will be required to re-enter your credentials after restarting your system.

 

 

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Note: You will be prompted to enter your credentials to access your P: drive.  Once prompted, please enter your credentials in the following manner:

        username: Access ID

        password: your Access/email password


A VPN connection is not required (via this web connection method) to access your P: drive from a third party ISP , PSU modem, or on-campus dorms.   

If you are experiencing problems with the Web Connect.. please update your Windows XP installation with the following update: Web Folder Update from Microsoft 

For questions: mailto:L-BDITHELP@LISTS.PSU.EDU