How do I map a network drive on a Windows PC?
- First, ensure that your computer is connected to the network that the shared drive is on.
- Open File Explorer by clicking on the folder icon in your taskbar or pressing the Windows key + E.
- Click on “This PC” in the left-hand pane of the File Explorer window.
- Click on the “Computer” tab in the File Explorer toolbar, then click on “Map network drive.”
- In the “Map Network Drive” window, select a drive letter for the network drive from the “Drive” drop-down menu.
- In the “Folder” field, enter the path to the network drive. This can be in one of the following formats: \servername\sharedfoldername, \serverIPaddress\sharedfoldername, or \domainname\sharedfoldername. You can find the path by browsing to the shared folder on another computer, right-clicking on it, and selecting “Properties.”
- Check the “Reconnect at sign-in” box.
- If your username and password on the network server ar different from your username and password on your PC, click on the “Connect using different credentials” link and enter the appropriate username and password.
- Click “Finish” to complete the process. The network shared drive should now appear as a drive in File Explorer, and you can access its contents like any other drive on your computer.
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