Connecting to M: multidrive (Linux - minimally managed or personal)

This article explains how to connect to the M: multidrive from a minimally managed or personal Linux device.

VPN connection required

The following steps require you to connect your computer to the VPN. If you disconnect from the Internet or wake your device from sleep, you will likely have to reconnect the VPN.


  1. Connect to the VPN.
  2. Select Files from the Linux desktop menu.
  3. Select Other Locations in the left side bar.
  4. Enter smb:// in the Connect to Server field,
  5. Select Connect.
  6. Select Registered User under Connect As in the window that appears,
  7. Enter the following information:
    • Username: your Michigan Tech account name (see example)
    • Domain: mtu
    • Password: your Michigan Tech password
    • You can also select your preference for remembering your password
  8. Select Connect.
  9. A window with your Multidrive folders should be automatically displayed.  If not, it can be found on the left sidebar.
  10. If you need to access your Multidrive from a terminal, you can find the path for it by running the following path after you finish mounting your drive graphically:
    echo "/run/user/$(id -u $USER)/gvfs/,share=multidrive"
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