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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.


2. Select "This PC" on the left side of file explorer.

3. Select Computer at the top.

4. Select Map Network Drive.

Screenshot of  Mapping Drives in "This PC"

5. Select the desired letter for the drive.

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

7. Ensure that the boxes are checked/unchecked as shown in the image below.

8. Select Finish to map the share.

Screenshot of Selecting Your Drives While Mapping Drives

The drive will now appear under "This PC" with your other drives (see step 2).

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


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Owner:Kim M.Group:UW Green Bay
Created:2017-07-17 09:45 CDTUpdated:2021-09-16 15:11 CDT
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