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How to Map a Network Drive in Windows 10

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You can easily create a shortcut to another drive or folder shared on your network by mapping that location. When you map a network drive, it will show up as a new drive under This PC in File Explorer, so you can quickly access the shared files you need, just like you would your local hard drive. Here’s how to make that network drive shortcut in Windows 10.

How to Map a Network Drive in Windows 10

1. Open File Explorer and select This PC.

2. Click  the Map network drive button in the ribbon menu at the top, then select “Map network drive.” (This is under the Computer tab, which should open automatically when you go to This PC, as above.)

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3. Select the drive letter you want to use for the network folder, then hit Browse.

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4. Navigate to the folder you want to map and hit OK after selecting it.

How to Map a Network Drive in Windows 10


5. Confirm your selection and click Finish. You can choose to reconnect to the folder every time you sign in so it’s always available to you and, if needed, use a different user account to connect to the folder.

When you’re done, you should see the new drive letter under This PC and will be able to access its contents like you would any other folder. If you want to disconnect the network drive, right-click on it and select “Disconnect.

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