Network Drive Mapping in Microsoft® Windows® 7
What is mapping network drive in Windows 7 system and how could you map network drive in Windows 7? What are the tips to map a network drive from Windows XP to Windows 7?
A network drive is a file folder which is configured for sharing over a LAN which is located on a remote computer. A drive mapping can reference remote drives to which you can assign a letter of your own choice. When you perform a drive mapping you need to have special user name and password. By copying a file from local disk to mapped drive, you need to have enough disk space to keep the entire file content. A remote computer’s folder is shared by using network drive. This feature helps to edit, and delete files on that folder. If a drive is mapped from Windows XP to Windows 7, it might increase the data accessibility option.
Following are the methods of mapping network drive in Windows 7 :
- Mapping network drive
- Tips to map network drive
- Mapping from Windows XP to Windows 7
Mapping network drive
The mapped drive is placed in the list of configured drives in Windows Explorer, which allows you to automatically connect to a network share and it might be appeared as the local drive. Thus the computers which are included in the network could easily share this folder for different task.
Tips to map network drive
Select the start button and go ‘computer’ and select the map network drive. Otherwise open the windows explorer and select the tool option, from that you might get the map network drive option. Select the drive letter or browse to the server share. For the permanent mapping, check ‘Reconnect at Logon’. Using Browse… button you could find the correct folder by browsing available network shares. Click finish for completing the process.
To map network drive from XP to Windows 7 first you need to setup the Windows 7 local account as a user on the Windows XP computer to ensure that it is a part of the Administrators group. Open ‘map network drive’ from Windows 7 and select the Windows XP Media Centered Edition. Then add Windows 7 user to ‘administrators group’ in Windows XP.
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