How to Map a Network Drive in Windows 11
Mapping a network drive in Windows 11 can be a useful way to access files and folders from a remote server or another computer on your network. This feature can save you time and effort and simplify your workflow by allowing you to access your files without having to physically transfer them from one computer to another. In this article, we’ll show you how to map a network drive in Windows 11.
Step 1: Open File Explorer
The first step to mapping a network drive in Windows 11 is to open File Explorer. You can do this by clicking on the File Explorer icon in the taskbar or by pressing the Windows key + E on your keyboard.
Step 2: Click on “Map network drive”
Once File Explorer is open, you’ll see a menu bar at the top of the window. Click on the “Map network drive” button from the “Computer” tab.
Step 3: Choose a drive letter
When the “Map network drive” window appears, the first option you’ll see is to choose a drive letter. You can either select a letter from the drop-down menu or let Windows choose one for you.
Step 4: Choose a folder
Next, you’ll need to choose the folder on the network that you want to map. This can be the IP address, domain name, or hostname of the remote server or computer.
Step 5: Check “Reconnect at sign-in”
If you plan to use the mapped network drive frequently, it’s a good idea to check the “Reconnect at sign-in” checkbox. This ensures that your mapped network drive will automatically connect each time you log on to your computer.
Step 6: Enter your credentials
If the network folder requires a username and password, you’ll need to enter them in the “User name” and “Password” fields. If you want Windows to remember your credentials, you can check the “Remember my credentials” checkbox.
Step 7: Click “Finish”
After you’ve entered all the necessary information, click the “Finish” button to complete the mapping process. If everything was entered correctly, you should now see the mapped network drive under “This PC” in File Explorer.