How to Map Network Drive
This article will teach you on how to map a network drive. The purpose of this article is to help those who do not know how to share a database from other network so it can be access by multiple computers.
There are two kinds of approach in sharing a database. One is through a Client/Server architecture which uses a database server like MS SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL, etc. The other is through a file server which needs to map only a shared drive or folder from a computer that serves as a server.
In order to map a network drive please follow the following procedure
Connect a drive from My Computer or Windows Explorer
- To connect a drive from My Computer, click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Explore.
To connect a drive from Windows Explorer, right-click Start, and then click Explore.
- On the Tools menu, click Map Network Drive.
- In the Drive box, click a drive letter.
- In the Folder box, type the UNC path for the server and shared resource in the following format: \\server name\share name. You can also click Browse to find the computer and shared resource.
You can map shared drives and shared folders. When you access a shared drive or folder you can also access subfolders if you have the appropriate permissions. However, you cannot map a drive for a subfolder that is not explicitly configured as a shared resource.