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SURA, Syracuse University Remote Access, is a tool for accessing Syracuse University systems, including network drives and printers. 

Download SURA to your Computer

Navigate to and click on Download SURA to obtain the SURA utility.  After SURA downloads, move it from your downloads folder to your desktop.


Launch SURA

Double click on the sura.exe file. Enter your SU NetID username and password in the appropriate fields and click Connect. 

SURA login window 

Connect to the drives

Wait until it becomes available and then click on the Connect Drives icon under Network Drives.

Connect drives icon

Open drive

Open the This PC app on your computer.  You should now see the G drive similar to how it would show up if you were connected to a desktop computer on campus. Click on the drive name as shown to see your files.

SURA G Drive


Note: The networked drives are available only when SURA is running.

Once you are done working on files, go back to SURA and under Network Drives, click on Disconnect drives. Please remember to SAVE your work.

Minimizing and Exiting the SURA utility

To fully exit the SURA utility and disconnect your computer from the University network, right-click on the SURA icon in the System Tray and select Exit And Disconnect.

log out of SURA


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