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Mapping a Drive for A Windows Filesystem

About Mapping Drives

You are probably already familiar with the C: drive on your Windows computer.  If you’ve ever connected a USB drive to your computer, you’ll see it displayed as another drive letter — such as H: — in the Windows File Explorer.  Mapping drives is a way to present networked resources, such as a shared folder, as an additional drive letter such as  X:, Y: or Z:.  You’ll then see these drives listed in the Windows File Explorer for your PC.  To access files on your network with Cloud FastPath’s Windows App, you must create a mapped drive for the computer or folder in which the files are stored.

Mapping a Drive — Windows 8:

Open the File Explorer and right click This PC:

Select Map network drive… to display the Map Network Drive pop-up menu:

Use the Browse button to find the host you want on the network or manually enter it in the field.  The host and folder you select must be shared on the network, and you must have permission to access the folder via your Windows login credentials.  Select the Finish button and your folder will appear as a drive of This PC in the File Explorer.  The drive for the example above will display as the X: drive.

Mapping a Drive — Windows 7:

From the Start button in the lower left corner, open the Start Menu and select Computer:

Select Map network drive from the bar at the top of the File Explorer window:

Select your host and folder from the network as for Windows 8.

Updated on April 19, 2019

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