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Windows 10 - Mapping Drives

This document details how to map a network share/share drive on Windows 10 and higher.

Related KBs
Mac - Connecting to Network Shares


***NOTE: To learn about mapping your M: Drive (home directory), see this KB: Windows 10 - Mapping M: Drives (Home Directory)***

1. Navigate to File Explorer on the task bar or start menu.

Screenshot of File Explorer

2. In File Explorer:

        1. Select "This PC" on the left side.

        3. Select "Computer" at the top.

Screenshot of File Explorer

3. Select "Map Network Drive."

Screenshot of File Explorer

4. In Map Network Drive:

        1. Select the desired letter for the drive.

        2. Enter the correct file path (Ex: \\fpsa\compserv$). 

        3. Make sure only the Reconnect at sign-in checkbox is checked.  

        4. Select "Finish."

Screenshot of Selecting Your Drives While Mapping Drives

The drive will now appear under This PC with your other drives.

***NOTE: If you receive the error message below, the file path is incorrect or the user does not have access to the share.***

Screenshot of Windows Network Error



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Owner:Kris C.Group:UW Green Bay
Created:2017-07-17 08:45 CSTUpdated:2022-11-18 11:29 CST
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