Map a Network Drive
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Drive mapping is what allows you to assign a drive letter to a remote comptuer so you can access it locally. What this means is that you can access information on the network more quickly and easily.
Step 1: To start, right click "My Computer". If you are running Windows XP, "My Computer" may be in your start menu.
Step 2: Select Map Network Drive. It is about halfway down the list that appears after you right click.
Step 3: You now must decide which drive letter you would like to assign to the mapped drive. Pulling down the "Drive" menu will allow you to select this. This menu will display drives that are currently being mapped and those drive letters which are free.
Step 4: Select a drive letter. Certain drive letters already in use will not be available, e.g. C or A.
Step 5: Now you must decide what you want mapped. You have two options, either you can type in the path directly into the "folder" input box or select the "Browse" button to view all mappable resources on the network.
Step 6: Select the resource that you would like to map. The resources will begin with a list of services and then servers and then a directory tree from then on. If you have any questions on where your information may be, please contact the helpdesk, or call at (541) 737-2152.
Step 7: Once you have found the information you desire, click ok or double click on the server or directory that you want. This should map the drive.
Step 8: The server and path you wanted should now
have been assigned a drive letter which can be accessed through "My
the command prompt or "Run".