How to map a network drive in Windows XP

Before you start mapping you need to make sure that the Storage you are going to map is Being shared in the Network. You can map an Additional Hard Drive, a partition, a folder, or an External Hard Drive

  1. Share the Storage and set the proper permissions.
  2. Click Windows Start Button, Right click Computer.
  3. Select the Reconnect at Logon check-box. Which means the drive will still be mapped even after you restart the computer.
  4. Click Map network drive.
  5. Select the Drive Letter (I chose Z in my Video Tutorial), Type or Browse to the Server Share, Check Reconnect at Log-on Box if you want the Mapping to be persistent (remain after a reboot).  Click Finished when finished.

Video Tutorial:


I started this tech blog back in 2011 as a place to write down processes I took to fix my client systems and network. Now I write some tips and tricks to help others with the tech issues that one might encounter.

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