How to Map a Shared Drive (Windows)


Follow these instructions to connect to a Queens Network shared drive. Please note that to connect you will need to have been given access permissions by Queens IT Services. If you do not have these permissions, please have your manager submit a ticket at

1. Open File Explorer from the taskbar or the Start  menu, or press the Windows logo key  + E.

2. Select This PC from the left pane. Then, on the Computer tab, select Map network drive. 

Map a network drive in File Explorer

3. In the Drive list, select a drive letter. (Any available letter will do.)

4. In the Folder box, type the path of the folder or computer, or select Browse to find the folder or computer. To connect every time you log on to your PC, select the Reconnect at sign-in check box. If you do not know the address for the shared drive you are connecting to, please contact the IT Help Desk for assistance.

5. Select Finish.


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