When you create a shortcut to a shared folder or computer on a network (also called mapping
a network drive), you can get to it from Computer or Windows Explorer without having to look for it or type its network address each time.Note:
The following steps are for any cloud drive, network drive or other storage disk drive. If you are connecting to your college N drive see How do I connect to my N drive?
To map a network drive in Windows
- Open the Computer folder in File Explorer.
- On Windows 7, click the Start button and then click Computer.
- On Windows 8.1 or 10, press Windows key + E to open File Explorer, then click on Computer in the left menu.
- On Windows 10, press Windows key + E to open File Explorer. Then select My PC from the left menu, and Computer in the top menu.
Note: You can also use the start button if available in Windows 8.1 or 10.
- Click Map network drive, as shown in the image below. Note: It may appear differently in your version of Windows.
- In the Drive field, select an unused drive letter.
- In the Folder box, enter the path of the folder or computer, or click Browse to find the folder or computer.
- To connect every time you log on to your computer, select the Reconnect at logon check box.
- Click Finish.
Your computer is now connected, or mapped, to the network drive.