How to map a departmental share drive on a Windows computer

Modified on Thu, May 16 at 4:01 PM

If you have permission to access a departmental share drive, here is how you map the drive so that you can access the shared files. If you don't have permission, have your department head email requesting that you be given access to [the name of the drive].

Mapping a share drive

Note: Before you start this process, you should re-boot your machine if you haven't done so since your departmental share drive address was changed.

1. Press the Windows logo key + E together.

2. Select This PC from the left-hand pane of the window that opens.

Screenshot of choosing This PC

3. Click on the three little dots ... icon and choose Map network drive from the drop-down menu.

Screenshot of choosing the Map network drive option

4. In the Map Network Drive window:

A. Choose a drive letter (any available letter). 

B. Enter the share drive address, substituting the name of the share drive in place of the word "sharename" in the Folder field. 

C. Select Reconnect at sign-in.

D. Click the Finish button.

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