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How to map a network drive

Here we explain how to map a network drive. Before you can do this, the folder to which you want to map a drive must first be shared.

Check the folder share name

If the folder is already shared, make a note of of the share name.

Tip: If you’re unsure about this and the drive is already mapped on another PC, you can identify the computer name and share name from the other PC in My Computer. In the following screenshot, the S: drive is mapped to the accounts folder on a computer called sage002337. The UNC path is therefore \\sage002337\accounts 

Alternatively, you can use the net use command to see the full UNC paths allocated to each network drive on the PC.

1. Start > Run > in the Open box, type cmd > OK.

Tip: To open the Run window in Windows Vista or Windows 7, hold down the Windows key + R on your keyboard.

2. At the prompt, type net use > press Enter.

The list of mapped drives and their corresponding UNC paths appear.

 

3. To return to the Windows desktop, type exit > press Enter.

 

Windows 10

 

To map a network drive:

1. Right-click Start > File Explorer > select This PC.

2. Computer tab > Map network drive button > Map network drive.

3. From the Drive drop-down list, select the required drive letter.

4. In the Folder box, enter the UNC path, for example \\sage002337\accounts or click Browse and browse to the shared folder.

Tip: If the drive has been previously mapped on this PC, you can select the required UNC path from the drop-down list.

 

5. Select the Reconnect at logon check box > Finish.

 

Windows 8

To map a network drive:

1. Start > Windows Explorer > Computer > Map network drive.

2. From the Drive drop-down list, select the required drive letter.

3. In the Folder box, enter the UNC path, for example \\sage002337\accounts or click Browse and browse to the shared folder.

Tip: If the drive has been previously mapped on this PC, you can select the required UNC path from the drop-down list.

4. Select the Reconnect at logon check box > Finish.

 

Windows 7

To map a network drive:

1. Start > Computer > press the left Alt key > Tools > Map Network Drive.

2. From the Drive drop-down list, select the required drive letter.

3. In the Folder box, enter the UNC path, for example \\sage002337\accounts or click Browse and browse to the shared folder.

Tip: If the drive has been previously mapped on this PC, you can select the required UNC path from the drop-down list.

4. Select the Reconnect at logon check box > Finish.

 

Windows Vista

To map a network drive:

1. Start > Computer > press the left Alt key > Tools > Map Network Drive.

2. From the Drive drop-down list, select the required drive letter.

3. In the Folder box, enter the UNC path, for example \\sage002337\accounts or click Browse and browse to the shared folder.

Tip: If the drive has been previously mapped on this PC, you can select the required UNC path from the drop-down list.

 

4. Select the Reconnect at logon check box > Finish.

 

Windows XP

To map a network drive:

1. Open My Computer > Tools > Map Network Drive.

2. From the drop-down list, select the required drive letter.

3. In the Folder box, enter the UNC path, for example \\sage002337\accounts or click Browse and browse to the shared folder.

Tip: If the drive has been previously mapped on this PC, you can select the required UNC path from the drop-down list.

4. Select the Reconnect at logon check box > Finish.

Windows 2000

To map a network drive:

1. Open My Computer > Tools > Map Network Drive.

2. From the drop-down list, select the required drive letter.

3. In the Folder box, enter the UNC path, for example \\sage002337\accounts or click Browse and browse to the shared folder.

Tip: If the drive has been previously mapped on this PC, you can select the required UNC path from the drop-down list.

 

4. Select the Reconnect at logon check box > Finish.

 


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