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Using Favorites Instead of Mapped Drives
favorites, mapped drives
There are two important reasons that CIT is recommending the use of "links" rather than "mapped" location for network files:
1) Links will follow you to other machines that you log into. Note: with a local profile, only your M:\ drive will follow you.
2) Links reduce the risk for viruses and malware.
Here is an example of how "links" could replace your "mapped" drives.
FOLLOW THESE STEPS TO ADD A LINK LOCATION TO YOUR FAVORITES:
1. Open Windows Explorer.
2. Click on the symbol within the Address Bar of Windows Explorer.
3. Type the location of the mapped drive; for example, \\fpsa\compserv$ and then press ENTER.
4. Drag the location onto Favorites.
5. The new link will now appear in your list of favorites (bottom position). You may drag items into whatever order of items you'd like. You can also rename the item; for example, below you see that "O Drive" was added to the link of \\fpsa\compserv$.