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Learn how to map a network drive in Windows 10, in this article. Mapped network drive will provide you easy and quick access to network shared folder.

If you often need to access a network shared folder (located on other system) from your Windows 10, you might need to map that folder for easy access. In Windows 10, you can easily map this network folder using File Explorer, which is also referred as mapping network drive.

A mapped network drive is actually a shared network folder located on another system. Usually, mapping process assigns a drive letter to this shared network folder. You may need the network credentials to finish mapping of network drive. Mapping network drive helps you automatically connect the shared network folder, after each login to Windows. This is the benefit of mapping network drive.

So without wasting time, let us see how to map a network drive for easy access to shared folder on network.

How To Map A Network Drive In Windows 10

PART 1 – Mapping Your Network Drive

1. Press W8K + E keys to open File Explorer. Click This PC and under ribbon, click Map network drive option.

How To Map A Network Drive In Windows 10

2. Next, in Map Network Drive wizard, select the drive letter as your choice. Then type the location of folder which want to map. If you’ve a network location, type its address and click Browse.

How To Map A Network Drive In Windows 10

3. Next, provide credentials for the network location. Make sure you check Remember my credentials option here. Click OK.

How To Map A Network Drive In Windows 10

4. Upon validating your credentials, in Browse For Folder, select your network folder for mapping. If you like, you can use Make New Folder button to create new folder.

How To Map A Network Drive In Windows 10

5. After selecting your network folder for mapping, click OK.

How To Map A Network Drive In Windows 10

6. Then in Map Network Drive window, make sure you’ve checked Reconnect at sign-in option. This will automatically connect your system to mapped folder, after you login to Windows. Click Finish.

How To Map A Network Drive In Windows 10

7. So in this way, you’ve mapped the network drive and it should be visible under This PC, as shown below.

How To Map A Network Drive In Windows 10

PART 2 – Unmapping/Disconnecting Your Network Drive

1. To disconnect your earlier mapped network drive, open File Explorer, go to This PC.

2. Select your mapped drive and right click on it, and click Disconnect.

How To Map A Network Drive In Windows 10

This should disconnect your network drive, finally.

So this is how you can mapping of network drives in Windows 10.

That’s it!

Also check: Mapped drives not working in Windows 10 V1809.


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