Mount Personal and Group drive

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WRKGRP Share Properties

Space Each User (folder): 40GB
Space Each Group (folder): 200GB
Disk Quotum: None
Backup Window: Every Evening

Permission Requests

Contact Jolanda Rozenboom for any permission changes within a group.


Radboud University Social Science employees have access to a number of network directories that not everyone is aware of:

A home directory (also called user dir or U: drive), for storing personal stuff. You are the only one who has access to this folder. A group directory (also called backup-facility or department drive), where all the members of your group can read and write the files. The home directory is mounted as U: on standard PC's maintained by ISC (Dutch only). People who do not have standard PC's have to mount it themselves. Some examples:

Microsoft Windows

Personal Folder (fsw-Homedirs)

  • Open Windows Explorer
  • Right-click on "Computer"
  • Map network drive
  • Drive: U:, Folder: \\\FSW-Homedirs\u123456\ replacing u123456 with your employee number.

Workgroup Folder (wrkgrp)

for the group directory: \\\WRKGRP\DCC

  • Click Connect using different credentials
  • Enter\employee number as username and your password.


  • In Windows, unlike in other operating systems and the WWW, the slash is sometimes replaced with a sinister slash or backslash.
  • Windows will not save your credentials when you reboot your computer, not even if you check the checkbox


The the K Desktop Environment:

  • start Dolphin, the file manager.
  • Right-click the left column and choose Add entry.
  • Choose the location smb:// replacing u123456 with your employee number.
  • Unselect "Only show when using this application" (Dolphin) and click OK
  • Enter your u-number preceded by as username and your password
  • Your network place will now show up in all KDE applications.
  • You can do something similar for the group directory:


Linux and BSD

If you want your home directory to show up in all Linux applications (not just KDE) you must add it to your file system table. Your need root access (administrative privileges) for this.

  • Add the following line to /etc/fstab :

// /home/username/Homedir cifs iocharset=utf8,credentials=/home/username/.smbcredentials,gid=1000,uid=1000 0 0

  • replacing u123456 with your employee number and username with your Linux username. (twice!)
  • Make an empty home dir by typing

mkdir $HOME/Homedir

  • Make a file named $HOME/.smbcredentials containing the following password=PASSWORD

  • replacing u123456 with your employee number and PASSWORD with your password.

Note that the above credential file syntax is no longer supported. In newer versions (Ubuntu > 14.04) of the cifs module you must use the following syntax: username=u123456 password=PASSWORD

  • You can do something similar for the group directory:



If you have any problems connecting the workgroup share, you can contact isc helpdesk by dialing 22222.