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Windows 7: question regarding map network drive

06 Jan 2014   #1
junjun

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question regarding map network drive

Is there any way to know who have map your drive onto their computer?

Actually I don't quite understand how map network drive works.


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06 Jan 2014   #2
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Junjun, Map drives is just a techy way of saying that you want to add another drive letter to your system but the drive is really on another machine or server.
What maping does is tell your system that a drive/directory on another computer where you have authorized access is now available as another drive letter. It can be done only if the other user on another machine has the credentials to be able to access a share on your drives. You must specifically share the directory/drive with a userid that the other machines user is authorized.

Hope this explains a bit.

Rich
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06 Jan 2014   #3
junjun

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If I understand correctly, it means that someone shared their drive on the network so if I want to be able to access it I will need to map it and it will show under 'my computer' under network, the drive that I wish to access?

However, the reverse is only possible if you specify who can access it?

Wait......to state it simply it means that someone on the network specify that I am allow to access the drive so I can map it to have easy access?

Inorder to shared a drive the network connection must be home or work and on public network you cannot shared a drive or folder regardless of what setting you set. Am I correct?
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06 Jan 2014   #4
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

junjun, what you have to do is to turn on sharing and create shares that others can map or connect to They also have to have a userid and password. Unless you have specified anyone can do anything to your shares which would be dangerous.

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