Mapping a network drive in Windows 10 computer makes it possible to access our information from another computer. A mapped network drive is a shortcut to the remote drive. In this article, we will show you how to map a network drive in Windows 10.

Network drive on a Windows machine also known as NAS. (NAS) Network Attached Storage is developed for making data available for multiple users.

A storage device that is connected with a Wi-Fi router is NAS that can be accessible for all devices that are connected to the same network or even remotely over the internet.

Sometimes we need to share our files over the network for many propose. In this case, Mapping a network drive in our windows computer can significantly improve our productivity.




Map a network drive in windows 10

Connecting your storage device to the internet may sound daunting, But no needs to worry about it. Mapping a network drive in window 10 is not so difficult.

In this article, we are going to breakdown mapping a network drive on Windows 10 step by step. So read this complete article to successfully do your job:

Step-1: To open Network & Internet setting navigate via Start menu icon>Settings icon>Network & Internet or you can search for Network & Internet Setting.

Click on Network & Internet

Click on Network & Internet

Step-2: Under Change your network settings, click on Sharing options.

Choose sharing option

Choose sharing option

Step-3: Select “Turnon Network discovery” and then click on the “Save Changes” button. If Network Discovery is already on you can ignore this step.

Turn on network discovery

Turn on network discovery

Step-4: Now close the Setting window and open File Explorer. To open File Explorer click on the Start menu icon and then the File Explorer icon from the bottom left.

Open File Explorer

Open File Explorer




Step-5: From the left sidebar of the File Explorer window click on This PC. In the sub-header, select the computer tab and then click the Map Network Drive icon.

Click the Map Network Drive icon

Click the Map Network Drive icon

Step-6: After clicking the Map network drive icon an extra window will appear on your screen. From there Specify the drive letter for the connection.

Specify the drive letter

Specify the drive letter

Step-7: Click on the Browse button to select the folder that you want to connect to. Now select your folder and then click on the OK button. Fill in the username and password o map the shared folder if prompted.

Select the folder you want to connect to

Select the folder you want to connect to

Step-8: Don’t forget to check the “Reconnect at sign-in” checkbox and then click on the finish button.

Check Reconnect at sign-in

Check Reconnect at sign-in

Congratulations we have successfully map a network drive in windows 10. Now you will see a new window on your screen that contains the shared folder that you select on step-7. Now you can browse and view the files located on the network drive.




Wrapping Up

This is the complete guide on How to map a network drive in windows 10. If you found this article helpful share it with your friends.

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