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Tip of the day! Map a network Drive in Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10

Map a Drive in Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10

Mapping a network drive in Vista, 7 and 8 is slightly different than in XP, but also very simple. First, click onComputer from your Start Menu or Desktop. You’ll see a couple of buttons across the top, one of them being “Map network drive“.

map drive win 7

In Windows 8 and Windows 10, Explorer has gotten a bit of a makeover with the new ribbon interface that is used in Microsoft Office. Click on This PC from the desktop and then on the Computer tab, you will see aMap network drive button in the middle of the Network section.

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Other than the cleaner looking interface starting from Vista, all of the options are the same as in XP! Choose a drive letter, type in the folder path, choose “Reconnect at logon” and click Finish!

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If you need to use a different set of credentials to connect to the shared folder, check the Connect using different credentials box. In domain environments, you probably won’t have to ever use this option because your domain login will most likely already have access to the server. If you have a NAS at home, for example, and are trying to map a drive to a shared folder, then you’ll probably need to type in the credentials set on the NAS as the Windows credentials won’t work.

Remember, the shared folder can be located on a local or remote server and you can use the IP address instead of the computer name if you like.

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