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Mapping Network Drives on Windows OS

How to access Network Drives from computers set to log in automatically.


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This is step-by-step how to access your S: or U: drive from any computer set to log in automatically, e.g. Classroom computers.

  1. Click the Start button (Windows logo in the bottom left-hand corner).
  2. In the second column on the right of the Start menu, you will need to click on Computer, and review which drive letters are being used. (In this case, C:, D:, and S: are all in use.)
    • Network Drive 2
  3. Select Map Network Drive from the toolbar on the top, opening the Map Network Drive window.
  4. Input the following information to set up the S:\ (Shared) drive or the U:\ (Users) drive.
    1. Change the Drive: box to a letter that is not currently being used.
    2. Input the server name into the Folder: box. The server name for the Shared Drive is \\wfc\shared and the name of the Users Drive is \\wfc\users.
    3. Uncheck the box next to Reconnect at logon.
    4. Check the box next to Connect using different credentials.
    5. The boxes should look like the following example when finished, it may have different drive letters.
      • Network Drive 4
    6. Click Finish.
    7. You should receive a pop-up stating that it is attempting to connect.
    8. Once connected, the box below will show. In the respective boxes you want to type your Windows username and password. Make sure Remember my credentials is unchecked.
      • Network Drive 5
    9. If you would like access to both drives you will need to repeat the steps above for the second drive.
  5. You should now have access to your folders within these drives. Always make sure to Restart the computer when you have finished your work.


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