How to map a network drive on Windows computer

Drive mapping is how operating systems, such as Microsoft Windows, associate a local drive letter with a shared storage area to another computer over a network. After a drive has been mapped, a software application on a client’s computer can read and write files from the shared storage area by accessing that drive, just as if that drive represented a local physical hard disk drive. Mapping sometimes called “mounting”. You can then connect to the server without having to remember and type the path every time. In this tutorial, we are going to learn how to┬ámap a network drive on Windows computer.

This guide includes 2 main steps.

1.Mapping a network drive.
2.Remove a mapped network drive.

 

1.Mapping a network drive.

Open My computer, click the Map network drive button in the ribbon menu at the top, then select “Map network drive.”

Map a network drive

 

Select a drive letter. This is the letter that will appear on the network to identify the drive. Pick a letter. Then hit Browse.

Map a network drive

 

Navigate to the folder you want to map and hit OK after selecting it. OR you can type in the location into the field by entering shared folder path like “\\computername\path\to\folder\”

Map a network drive

 

Confirm your selection and click Finish.

Map a network drive

 

In the future, when you want to connect to this shared folder, the mapped drive should be available. On the Start menu, click Computer. In the next window, click the mapped drive.

Map a network drive

 

2.Remove a mapped network drive.

If you want to disconnect the network drive, right-click on Mapped Drive and select “Disconnect.”

Map a network drive

Anwar Yakkiparamban

Anwar Yakkiparamban is the founder of Lauyou Learning. Prior to Lauyou learning, Anwar worked at ARD Engineering & Development, Qatar. He holds bachelor degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Govt. Engineering College Idukki.

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