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Using QuickAccess Links Instead of Mapped Drives
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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 "Quick Access links" could replace your "mapped" drives:
FOLLOW THESE STEPS TO ADD A QUICK ACCESS LINK LOCATION TO YOUR FAVORITES:
1. Open the start menu and then click on Windows Explorer
2. Click on the symbol within the Quick Access 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 Quick Access.
5. The new link will now appear in your list of quick access links (bottom position). You may drag items into whatever order of items you'd like. Note: in Windows 10, you will not be able to rename the quick access links.