How to Map A Windows 10 Computer to Network Drives

How to Map A Windows 10 Computer to Network Drives

Many companies utilize network drives to store and share their work throughout the business. The companies operating these network drives take advantage of saving work externally on the server instead of on their own computer. Another perk is the fact that shared drives give company users the ability to bounce between computers while accessing the same documents and shared files.  

On rare occasions (new computers, new server, updates), you will be forced to remap or map the network drives for the first time. By following the instructions listed below, you can easily link your computer to your network drives. (While similar on other versions, the following shows how to map on Windows 10.)

How to Map A Computer to Network Drives:
  1. Click on the Windows start icon or open File Explorer.
  2. Type in the search box “This PC” if you clicked the start button, with File Explorer open it should be available on the left-hand tab box.
  3. Once in “This PC”, either click computer at the top or right click “This PC”.

4. Either way you choose, click on “Map Network Drive” and it will bring up a window that will allow you to map your computer to the different drive options.

5. As shown below, specify the drive letter and map the folder accordingly.
//NetworkDeviceName/SharedFolderName                 

6. Once mapped correctly click finish and one of two things will happen. You will either be done and have access to the drive folder or it will prompt the user for a password if it’s password protected. Type the username and password and you’re in!

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