How do I map a network drive on Windows 7/8/10?

Bryan Gibson

Last Update 2 years ago

If you need to access a network drive (also know as a network shared drive) from a Windows PC, you can follow the steps below:

1. Right click This PC from the File Explorer.

2. Select 'Map network drive'.

3. Select the drive letter (H:, C:, etc.) from the Drive: drop-down.

4. Type the drive's path or name in the Folder: field (i.e. \\gemini\staff\user).

5. If you want the drive to be available every time you log in, make sure Reconnect at sign-in is checked.

6. Leave Connect using different credentials unchecked, then click Finish.

If you are unable to connect, make sure that you are connected to BUsecure either by ethernet connection or through the WiFi connection. If you do not have permission to access the drive but need it in order to complete your job duties, you will need to contact the IT Service Desk for access. When requesting access, provide the folder name of the network drive, and NOT the drive letter by itself. A ticket will be assigned to a system admin and they will provide access to the requested drive. You will be notified by email or phone once the permissions have been granted.

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