How To Map Network Drive Windows 11
Mapping a network drive in Windows 11 is a simple process that allows you to access files and folders on another computer or server on your local network. Once you map the network drive, you can access it just like any other drive on your computer, which can be convenient if you frequently need to access files on another computer.
Here's a step-by-step guide on how to map a network drive in Windows 11:
Step 1: Open File Explorer
To begin, open File Explorer by clicking on the folder icon in the taskbar, or by pressing the Windows key + E.
Step 2: Click on "This PC"
In File Explorer, click on "This PC" in the left-hand navigation menu.
Step 3: Click on "Map Network Drive"
In the top menu bar, click on the "Map network drive" button. This will open the Map Network Drive wizard.
Step 4: Choose a Drive Letter
In the Map Network Drive wizard, choose a drive letter that you want to assign to the network drive. This can be any letter that is not already in use by another drive on your computer.
Step 5: Enter the Network Location
Enter the network location of the shared folder you want to map. This can be the network name of the computer or server, followed by the name of the shared folder, such as "\computername\sharedfolder".
You can also click on the "Browse" button to browse for the shared folder on your network.
Step 6: Choose Options
In the "Options" section, you can choose to reconnect the network drive at sign-in, or to connect using different credentials. If you choose to connect using different credentials, you will be prompted to enter your username and password.
Step 7: Click "Finish"
Once you have entered all the necessary information, click on the "Finish" button to complete the process. The network drive will now appear in File Explorer under "This PC".
That's it! You have successfully mapped a network drive in Windows 11. From now on, you can access the files and folders on the network drive just like any other drive on your computer.