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How do I map a network drive? On a Windows computer running Vista or 2007 First, click on the Computer shortcut from your desktop or from the Start Menu. In the toolbar you will find several buttons, including one called Map network drive. Click on it and the Map Network Drive window will open. Firstly, you need to assign a drive letter for the connection and then type the drive or the folder you want to connect to. The folder can be located on a remote server or computer you have access to, a FTP site or a shared folder on your own computer.
If you want to connect to a remote computer just type "\\" followed by the computer name or the IP address and then "\" followed by the location of the folder you want to connect to. If you want to create a drive mapping to a folder on your own computer type "\\127.0.0.1\" (this stands for the local host) or "\\computer_name\" and then the path towards that folder.
If you access the Computer shortcut again you will see that a new drive having the letter you assigned is listed and you can access it at anytime.
On a Windows computer running XP, open up the My Computer icon and then click on Tools > Map a Network Drive. Next select the drive letter you wish to map (eg. T: for your team share or P: for your personal drive). Enter the network path. For example, T: drives could be \\charles\data. Click on Reconnect at logon if you want it to connect automatically when you log on. Then click Finish and your drive should be mapped.