How to Map a Network Drive in Windows

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Note:  In order to remotely map a network drive (from home or anywhere outside of the Queens network) you must first connect to the Queens VPN (virtual private network) 

See the self-help articles below for more information on how to establish a VPN connection.

 

Windows 7

  1. On the Start menu, right-click Computer.
  2. In the next window, click Map Network Drive.
  3. Select the desired drive letter to map the folder to (you must choose a letter that is currently not being used by your system)
  4. In the Folder box, type the path to the folder you wish to map using the server name and folder without spaces, for example \\qufs01\shared\myfolder.    If you do not know the path to enter, contact the Help Desk for guidance.
  5. To automatically connect to the folder in the future, check the option to “Reconnect at logon”
  6. To connect to the folder using credentials other than the ones you are currently logged into the computer with, check the option to “Connect using different credentials”
  7. Click Finish to perform the drive mapping operation
  8. You can now view and access the mapped drive by clicking on the Start menu and selecting Computer.  Then locate and click on the mapped drive letter.  

 

Windows 10

  1. On the Start menu, right-click on Windows Icon.
  2. Select File Explorer
  3. On the next window, On the sidebar, Right click on "This PC".  
  4. Choose "More" from the menu.
  5. On the drop down list, click Map Network Drive.
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  6. Select the desired drive letter to map the folder to (you must choose a letter that is currently not being used by your system)
  7. In the Folder box, type the path to the folder you wish to map using the server name and folder without spaces, for example \\qufs01\shared\myfolder.   If you do not know the path to enter, contact the Help Desk for guidance.
  8. To automatically connect to the folder in the future, check the option to “Reconnect at logon”
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  9. To connect to the folder using credentials other than the ones you are currently logged into the computer with, check the option to “Connect using different credentials”
  10. Click Finish to perform the drive mapping operation
  11. You can now view and access the mapped drive by clicking on the Start menu and selecting Computer.  Then locate and click on the mapped drive letter.


 

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