If you frequently access a shared drive on another system on the network, consider mapping a drive so that it will be available both after logging off and also when rebooting your computer. This is referred to as creating a persistent mapped drive.
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Things you need
- Remote system name
- Shared drive name
- Permissions to remote system
Ensure you are connected to a network shared by the remote system to which you wish to map a drive.
Ensure you are logged on to your computer with a user name that has access to the remote system.
Click on the "Start" button or Windows logo, then click "Programs." If "Programs" is not available from this menu, click "All Programs."
Select "Command Prompt."
"NET USE driveletter: \remotecomputername\sharename /PERSISTENT:YES"
Substitute as necessary. If you wish to map drive letter X: to the SHAREDDOCS share located on the remote computer named SERVER 1, then you would type:
"NET USE X: \SERVER1\SHAREDDOCS /PERSISTENT:YES"
Press the "Enter" key.
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