How to Map Network Drive in Windows 10

How to Map Network Drive in Windows 10: If you have access to multiple servers or a shared folder on your network then connecting them to a network drive will increase your productivity. For example, in a large software company, accessing files between co-worker can sometimes waste a lot of time, so instead the file is shared on a network which is mapped as a network drive on all the PC’s so everyone can access the file easily. A network drive works just like any other drive in File Explorer, and best of all you can access the network disk just like a regular hard disk.

How to Map Network Drive in Windows 10

There is a lot of benefit of using network drive because friends, co-workers etc can easily share the files or data on the go without waiting and the administrators can regulate who can access the network drive. So without wasting any time let’s see How to Map Network Drive in Windows 10 with the help of the below-listed troubleshooting guide.

How to Map Network Drive in Windows 10

Make sure to create a restore point, just in case something goes wrong.

Method 1: Map Network Drive using File Explorer

1.Press Windows Key + E to open File Explorer, make sure to navigate to File Explorer.

2.From the ribbon menu, click on Computer.

From the ribbon menu, click on Computer

3.Then click on Map Network Drive under Network.

4.Select the drive letter you want to use for the network folder, then click Browse.

Select the drive letter you want to use for the network folder, then click Browse

5.Navigate to the folder which you want to map then click OK.

Navigate to the folder which you want to map then click OK then click Finish

6.Now click Finish in order to complete the process.

7.This mapped network drive will appear in This PC and if you want to remove this drive, simply right-click on the drive and select Disconnect.

Method 2: Map Network Drive using Command Prompt

1.Press Windows Key + X then select Command Prompt (Admin).

command prompt admin

2.Type the following command into cmd and hit Enter:

net use x: /persistent:yes \servernameshare

net use x persistentyes servernameshare

Note: Replace x: with the drive letter you want to assign.

3.Also, if you want to use username & password then use the following command:

net use x: \\servername\sharename /user username password

Map Network Drive with username and password command

4.Now in order to make this connection to the shared folder permanent i.e. the network drive stays even after a restart, you need to use the following command:

net use x: /persistent:yes \\servername\sharename /user username password

make this connection to the shared folder permanent

5.In future, if you want to delete a particular mapped network drive or delete all of the mapped network drives use the following commands:

net use x: /delete (For deleting a particular mapped network drive with letter x)
net use * /delete (For deleting all of the mapped network drives)

Delete mapped network drive

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That’s it you have successfully learned How to Map Network Drive in Windows 10 but if you still have any questions regarding this post then feel free to ask them in the comment’s section.

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