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How to Map a Network Drive
Posted by Matthew Reynolds on 17 March 2020 09:32 AM

Map a network drive to get to it from File Explorer in Windows without having to look for it or type its network address each time.

  • 1. Open File Explorer from the taskbar or the Start menu, or press the Windows logo key  + E.

  • 2. Select This PC from the left pane. Then, on the Computer tab, select Map network drive. 

    Map a network drive in File Explorer
  • 3. In the Drive list, select a drive letter. (Any available letter will do.)

  • 4. In the Folder box, type the path of the folder or computer (for most network drives, they will start with "\\fileserver.rf.ohio-state.edu\"), or select Browse to find the folder or computer. To connect every time you log on to your PC, select the Reconnect at sign-in checkbox.

  • 5. Select Finish.

  • Note: If you can't connect to a network drive or folder, the computer you're trying to connect to might be turned off, or you might not have the correct permissions. Try contacting your network administrator.
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