Tutorial on how t To Map a Network Drive in Windows XP Using Windows Explorer

Windows XP for now is the best operating system and it can almost supports different methods for mapping a network drive.

Since am talking right now about how to map a network drive in windows ok I will take you there where you can find this, this is a folder which is located in remote computer which is design for sharing through local area network,

Enough talking let me take your directly to the step by step process.

1. Open Windows Explorer or My Computer from the Windows Start Menu.

2. From the Tools menu, click Map Network Drive…. A new Map Network Drive window opens.

3. In the Map Network Drive window, choose an available drive letter from the drop down list located next to the "Drive:" option. Any drives already mapped will have a shared folder name displayed inside the drop down list, next to the drive letter.

4. Type the name of the folder to map. This name must follow UNC. Alternatively, click the Browse… button to find the correct folder by browsing available network shares.

5. Click the "Reconnect at login" check box if this network drive should be mapped permanently. Otherwise, this drive will unmaps when the user logs out of this computer.

6. If the remote computer that contains the shared folder requires a different username and password to log in, click the "different user name" hyperlink to enter this information.

7. Click Finish.

8. If the drive letter was previously mapped to a different location, a message box will appear asking to replace the current connection with the new one. Click Yes to disconnect and unmap the old mapped drive.

9. If the Finish operation succeeds, the network drive will be mapped. If the network drive cannot be mapped, ensure the folder name is spelled correctly, that this folder was correctly set up for sharing on the remote computer, that (if necessary) the correct username and password have been entered, and that the computer network connections are functioning properly.

To disconnect a mapped network drive, use the Tools/Disconnect Network Drive… option in Windows Explorer, or right-click on the folder in My Computer and choose the "Disconnect" menu option.