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Mapping to the State Office W: Drive

In order to maintain the security of federal tax information and other personal data, the “ACs” folder contains individual folders where ACs and other documents can be saved. These folders live on the State Office Workgroups drive, and this article shows you how to map your computer to this drive.

Use Windows Explorer to map to the W: drive

If you are using Windows 7

Open Windows Explorer, the little folder on the left of your bottom tray.
Windows Explorer icon

With Windows Explorer open, click on “Computer” from the list on the left (usually the third list group).
Explorer, click on Computer

Click on “Map network drive”, located along the top ribbon of this window.
Explorer, click on Map network drive

In this popup window an empty Drive letter has been chosen for you (usually Z:). It is an option to choose another drive letter.

Next to “Folder:”, enter this: \\s94x01\Workgroups

The checked box “Reconnect at logon” should be left checked so this process doesn’t have to happen every day.
Map drive: type \\s94x01\Workgroups

After clicking “Finish” at the bottom of the popup window, the State Office W: drive will install.

If you are using Windows 10

First, go to the file explorer icon at the bottom of the screen. Click to open it.

Windows start bar with file explorer highlighted.

Select the Computer tab.

File explorer window with the Computer tab highlighted.

A menu will appear below the computer tab. Click on the map network drive icon.

File explorer Computer tab with Map Network Drive button highlighted.

The Map Network Drive box will ask you to specify the drive letter for the connection you want. Usually you can just leave that letter as is. But, if it happens there is a Z: drive in your office, then you will change that to a letter that is not being used in your office. Click on the small down arrow in the Drive: drop down menu and select a letter that has no information next to it.

To connect to the Workgroups (W) drive at State Office, in the Folder: section of the Map Network Drive box type \\s94x01\Workgroups.

Finding the “ACs” folder

Once the State Office W: drive is installed; click on the folder “CSED”, then “shared documents, and then the folder “ACs”, where the individual folders for each work area can be found.
Go here for the folders: W:CSED\Acs

Make these folders a “Favorite”

If you use these folders often, consider making them ‘favorites’ in your Windows Explorer. To do this, ‘right-click’ on “Favorites” at the top of the list on the left, with the star next to it. Choose the option “Add current location to Favorites”. The folder will appear in the Favorites list as a shortcut. If you chose the wrong folder as a shortcut, right-click on it, choose “Remove”, and try again.