The steps below describe the process of mapping a Davidson network "share" within the Windows File Explorer application. This mapped drive can be temporary or it can be saved for future sessions.
- Click on the Start button in the lower left corner of the Windows desktop.
- Type file explorer and Windows will automatically begin searching your hard drive.
- In the search results, click on the File Explorer app.
- In the left frame of the File Explorer window, right-click on the entry named This PC.
- In the resulting pop-up menu, select Map network drive... menu option.
- On the Map Network Drive dialog box:
- In the Drive drop-down list box, select a drive letter to which you will map the network drive. For example, you might select the M: drive to map to the Medialab network drive.
- In the Folder field, type in the specific server address in the form \\server\sharename. For example, you might type \\fs1\medialab\fms100 to map to the fms100 folder on the medialab network share.
- If you would like this connection to be available every time you log into this computer, please check the box labeled Reconnect at sign-in.
- Click on the Finish button.
If you can't connect to a network drive or folder, the computer to which you're trying to connect might be turned off or you might not have the correct permissions. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more assistance.