How do I create a mapped network drive?

Time:2022-5-7

Today is the first time I tried to use the mapped network drive. Before, I used the remote desktop to connect each other’s computers. It felt very inconvenient and always had to switch windows, so someone later suggested that I use the mapped network drive to operate. In this way, it would be more convenient. How to create the mapped network drive? Let’s introduce it to you. Let’s have a look!

如何创建映射网络驱动器

Method / step

The mapped network drive can be created only when there are other accessible network resources in the LAN, and resource sharing is set and access is allowed.

Specific creation method: first open the item “computer” from the start menu.

如何创建映射网络驱动器

After entering the disk Explorer window, find and select “map network drive” under the toolbar, and click open.

如何创建映射网络驱动器

Enter the mapping network drive creation window, first configure a drive letter for the network drive to be mapped, select “drive”, and click the inverted triangle button in the drop-down box on the right.

如何创建映射网络驱动器

Among the listed drive letters, these are unused drive letters. Select one from them. By default, it is “Z”, so use the default. This can be defined and selected by yourself.

如何创建映射网络驱动器

Then set the resources to be mapped, which can be a disk partition of other computers or a folder. Take the folder as an example, enter its path, first enter “\ \”, then enter the computer name of other computers, such as “Songxiang PC”, then enter “\”, and then enter the name of the mapped folder, such as “mobile photos” folder. The full path is “\ \ Songxiang PC \ mobile photo”.

如何创建映射网络驱动器

Then set the login configuration to check whether the mapped network drive is automatically created every time you log in. If so, check “reconnect at login”. If not, uncheck it.

如何创建映射网络驱动器

Is it necessary to use a password for each connection? If so, check “connect with other credentials” under it, but this is generally not checked, because a window will pop up when connecting with credentials. You need to enter a password before you can create a mapped network drive. It’s very troublesome.

如何创建映射网络驱动器

After the creation is completed, click the “finish” button to start searching the “\ \ Songxiang PC \ mobile photo” resource in the network.

如何创建映射网络驱动器

If the search is found, it will prompt that the search is successful. In the computer resource window, a virtual disk will be displayed immediately, that is, the mapped network drive, which can be used like other disk partitions.

如何创建映射网络驱动器

If you want to delete this mapped network drive, the method is very simple. Right click on this virtual disk and select “disconnect” in the right-click menu.

如何创建映射网络驱动器

matters needing attention

Too much network access will affect the performance of the computer, because this access will occupy certain resources of the system. The more established access, the more resources it will occupy, and the greater the impact of the computer.

If you want to access this mapped network drive, you must turn on the other party’s computer, set up resource sharing, both sides are in the same IP segment, turn off the firewall, and add the “Microsoft network file and print sharing” service.

The above is how to create a mapped network drive. What do you think? I hope it can help you!