1A First Alternative

Shared folders on your 1A-server - Windows 8.1

Microsoft has ceased security support for Windows 8.1 on 9 January 2018. This means that PCs running Windows 8.1 will no longer be safe to use.

Please contact your 1A partner to obtain a more recent operating system or a new PC.
This manual is for older systems and/or software and is no longer maintained.

This manual explains how you can connect to the 1A-server. This allows you to open folders on the 1A-server, so you can work with the files in those folders.


To complete this manual, you will need:

  • A computer connected to your 1A-server
  • Your username and password
  • The name or IP address of your 1A-server


Search the server with explorer
  • Click the explorer icon, it is near the start button in the taskbar
Search the server with explorer
Accessing the server
  • In the navigation bar, enter the name or IP address of your server prefixed by two backslashes.
    For example \\servername or \\companyname
  • Press 'Enter' on your keyboard
Accessing the server
Enter your credentials
  • Enter your username and password when asked for
  • Click OK
Enter your credentials
Working with files on the server
  • If you have the correct permissions on the server, you can now view or edit files there
Working with files on the server