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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:


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FOLLOW THESE STEPS TO ADD A LINK LOCATION TO YOUR FAVORITES:

1. Open Windows Explorer.

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2. Click on the symbol within the Address Bar of Windows Explorer.

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3. Type the location of the mapped drive; for example, \\fpsa\compserv$  and then press ENTER.

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4. Drag the location onto Favorites.

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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$.

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Keywords:mapped drives, favorites   Doc ID:51128
Owner:Patricia T.Group:UW Green Bay
Created:2015-05-06 10:02 CSTUpdated:2015-09-03 14:25 CST
Sites:UW Green Bay
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