Drive Mapping makes it easy to access information physically located on another computer. Mapped Drive is a simple shortcut to a remote hard drive. Assigning a local drive letter to a remote hard drive allows it to function in the same sequence as your local drives. It’s ideal for storing data that you might not have enough space on your computer for, accessing files from your tablet, backing up content, or sharing with multiple users.
Here’s how to map a network drive.
1. Click the start menu icon on the taskbar.
2. Click the settings icon on the start menu.
3. Click on “Network and Internet” in Windows settings.
4. Under Change Network Settings select Sharing Options.
5. Select “Enable Network Discovery”.
6. Click Save Changes. If Network Discovery is already enabled, the Save Changes button will be grayed out. Therefore, you can ignore this step.
7. Click the start menu icon on the taskbar.
8. Click the file explorer icon in the start menu.
9. Select “This PC” from the left sidebar.
10. Under the subtitle, click the network drive icon.
11. In the Map network drive field Specify the drive letter to connect to.
12.Click the Browse button to select the folder you want to connect to.
13. Select the folder you want to connect to and click OK. Enter username and password to match the shared folder if prompted.
14. Make sure “Reconnect at login”checked.
15. Click Done.