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How to Map a Network Drive in Windows 10

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If you need to frequently access the shared folder stored on the networked PC, you need to map the drive letter to the shared folder for easy access. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps of mapping a network drive in Windows 10.

How to Map a Network Drive in Windows 10?

Press the Windows key + E shortcut to open a File Explorer window.


This PC

from the left navigation pane. Select the


tab at the top and then click the

Map network drive


Click the Drive drop-down menu and choose the drive letter you want to assign, then enter the address of the shared folder to which you want to map the drive and click



When the Windows Security dialog box appears, type the username and password of the computer that is sharing the folder you want to map.


If you keep getting the error message “

username or password is incorrect

“, try to give the username as “



After mapping, the network drive will show up in File Explorer. You can click that drive to access the shared folder as though it were a local drive.

If you want to remove mapped network drive, just right-click on it and select



If you’re running Windows Server Core without a GUI, you can map a network drive using the command line. Just type the following command, where


is the drive letter you want to assign to the shared folder. The


switch can make the mapped drive persist over reboots.

Once pressing Enter, it will prompt you to enter the credentials of an account authorized to access the shared folder.

You can later delete a mapped network drive by typing in the command below.

That’s all there is to it. If you have any problems mapping a network drive in Windows 10, post a comment. Enjoy!

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