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Map a Networked Drive in Windows

Map a Networked Drive in Windows

Task

How to “map” or link to a networked location for quick access.

Instructions

  • Click the Start button and type “This PC”. Open This PC.
  • On the opened window click the Computer tab and click Map network drive.
  • From the Map Network Drive window choose a drive letter to map to and enter the location of the networked location. Be sure to check the box to Reconnect at sign-in
  • The networked drive will now be able within your folders under This PC.

To create a link on your desktop, click and drag the drive from the window above to your desktop.

Text Box: Your domain will be listed here

More Information

  • In some cases, AllPro will map these for your automatically.
  • Depending on your organization’s security preferences you may be prompted to enter your Windows username and password.
  • Mapped locations that are no longer available can cause performance problems in Windows (slow startup, lags in Word, Outlook, and printing…) and should be removed.  To disconnect an obsolete mapping right-click on the drive and choose Disconnect.