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Quicksilver is an Elon administered server that provides space for students, faculty, staff, and academic departments. Interactive media has space on it, known as the "im" space.

Note: If you are off campus, you will have to turn you Elon VPN on.

Connecting with a Mac:

1) From a finder window, look up at the very top of the screen, find, and click "Go."

2) From the drop down menu that appears, look at the very bottom, find and click "Connect to Server."

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3) A new "Connect to Server" window will open. In the "Server Address" dialog box, type: smb://quicksilver

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4) in the next window, make sure "Registered User" is selected in the "connect as section." Then enter "im" for both name & password.

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5) Finally, you should see the imedia drive show up on your desktop or you can find it from the left hand menu in the finder window under "shared."

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Connecting to quicksilver with a PC (Windows Vista, 7, or 8):

1) Go to "computer" on your PC. Sometimes you can find a shortcut on your desktop for "computer" but if not, go to the start menu on the lower left corner of your screen. You should see "computer" listed on the menu that pops up, but if not, just type "computer" into the text search box.

2) In the "computer" window you will see a list of options about a 1/4 of the way down the screen with options listed. You may see "map network drive" listed. If not, you will see arrows indicating a drop down menu. Selecting this should show a drop down menu with "map network drive." Select "map network drive."

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3) A new window should open that asks "what network folder would you like to map?" Select a drive letter for quicksilver. This is not something terribly important, just select a letter that works for you. Below that, you'll see a dialog box that says "folder." This is wear you need to type in the path to reach quicksilver. This step is important and needs to be typed in exactly. In this box, type the following:


Be sure to check the box "connect using different credentials." This again, is important.

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4) A third window will appear asking you to enter your network password. For both user name and password, enter "im".

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5) You should now see the im quicksilver drive on your desktop or listed when you go to "computer."

Connecting to quicksilver with Windows 10/Microsoft Surface:

1) In the search bar at the bottom, right next to the "windows" button, type: "run."

In the "run" dialog box that appears, type: "\\quicksilver.elon.edu"

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2) You will be asked for credentials to log into Quicksilver. Type "im" for both user name and password.

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3) A new file viewer window will open. You will see an icon that says "imedia." Control click (right-click) that icon and select "Map network drive..."

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4) A new "Map Network Drive" window will appear. Pick a letter you'd like your drive to be listed as. The default is usually okay to use. In the folder path text box, enter: "\\quicksilver.elon.edu\imedia" Make sure "Connect using different credentials is selected.

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5) A final "Enter network credentials" window will pop up. Enter "im" for both user name and password.

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The iMedia folder on Quicksilver should pop up after that step. You can also find it by going to a folder window and clicking on "This PC" on the left hand menu. You should see "imedia(\\quicksilver.elon.edu)(drive:) on the right.