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**ARCHIVED** Map to a Network Drive or Access a Network Shared Drive or Folder - Windows

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How to Map to a Network Drive

Method 1:

  1. Right-click the Windows (aka Start) button in the lower left corner 
  2. Click File Explorer
  3. Click This PC in the left column
  4. Click Computer in the top left of the window
  5. Select Map Network Drive at the top of the window
  6. Under Drive, choose any drive that does not have anything more than a letter and a colon 
    NOTE: 
    Generally speaking, we try to use H: for Hamilton, J: for Jacksonville, L: for Charlotte, and O: for Boston.  If mapping to CAMS, the letter one must choose is R:
  7. In Folder, type the network location you would like to map (e.g.\\ham-share\Shares or \\CAMS-WEB\CAMsFileUploads\AppPortal\Prospects)
  8. Make sure Reconnect at logon is checked
  9. Click Finish

 

Method 2:

  1. Open the File Explorer
  2. Navigate to the network server (e.g. \\ham-share or \\CAMS-WEB\CAMsFileUploads)
  3. Right-click the folder you want to map
  4. Select Map Network Drive
  5. Under Drive, choose any drive that does not have anything more than a letter and a colon
    NOTE: 
    Generally speaking, we try to use H: for Hamilton, J: for Jacksonville, L: for Charlotte, and O: for Boston.  If mapping to CAMS, the letter one must choose is R:
  6. Make sure Reconnect at logon is checked
  7. Click Finish

Windows 10 Method:

  1. Right-click the Windows (aka Start) button in the lower left corner and click File Explorer.  Alternatively, you can click the File Explorer icon in your taskbar.


  2. Click within the location bar highlighted below.

  3. Type the name of your network location and press ENTER. 

  4. Navigate to the folder that you want to map.

  5. Follow Method 2, steps 3-7 to map the drive.

  6. Alternatively, you can right click on the folder and choose Pin to Quick access to bring up your folder under Quick access within File Explorer (if you don't need it set up as a drive).

EDIT: 2016-10-27, M. Cecil Dietz
--Added information about Drive letters

Writer: Jessica Erickson
Created on 2012-01-25 14:57
Last update on 2018-09-12 16:38
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