This simple tutorial will work you through, your way in case you want to map a drive on your network
I presume that before you want to map a network drive, that your computer is part of a LAN and you want to use files that are stored in folders on a networked computer, All need to do is to map a drive letter to that network folder to make it easier to access from the other computer.
Mapping a network folder in Windows 7 is very easy if you follow these steps below:
The first thing you will observe is that you can now locate the folder quick and easy.
When you map a drive, Windows shows the network folder as a drive in the Network Location section of Windows Explorer.
It will also appear in the Open dialog boxes of most programs and also in the Computer section of the Navigation panel.
The first step is to
Open the Computer window by choosing Start→Computer.
Click the Map Network Drive button on the toolbar to open the Map Network Drive dialog box.
To be able to map a network folder to a local drive, the folder must be shared and you must have network permission to access it on the other computer.
Select an unused drive letter for the network folder in the Drive drop-down list.
In the Folder text box, enter the network share pathname. When you’re done, click OK.
You can type the path like the server share or anything but for me I typically like typing the IP address of the network computer I want to map example shown, or you can click the Browse button and locate the shared network folder. If you want to select a previously mapped folder, you can select it from the drop-down list of previously entered pathnames.
(Optional) Select the Reconnect at Logon check box to tell Windows to map this same drive every time you start the computer.
Also, if you’re not an administrator, select the Connect Using Different Credentials check box. Then ask an administrator on your network to enter their username and password in the Windows Security dialog box that appears before you click OK.
Click the Finish button.
When you click Finish, Windows creates the network drive and automatically opens it in Windows Explorer. After that, you can access any of the folder’s subfolders and files by simply opening the network drive in the Computer window.
Note that Windows 7 indicates a mapped network drive by automatically assigning it to the Network Location category in the Computer window.