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Windows 7: What is a Network Drive ?

2 Weeks Ago   #1
BuckSkin

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
What is a Network Drive ?

What is a Network Drive ?

When, why, and to what benefit would I want to "Map a Network Drive" ?

Thanks for reading.


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2 Weeks Ago   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

It's a disk or folder on another PC normally on the local network but can be anywhere in the world so you can backup files or share files Google drive is a network drive
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2 Weeks Ago   #3
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

As was said by Samuria, it's a drive that's located on another computer somewhere "out there" that can be used by your computer as another drive. A network drive would be accessed with the format of \\ServerName\Sharename. The reason you would want to "Map a network drive" would be to create a shortcut to that drive by assigning a drive letter to it so you can access it as Z: (for instance) instead of \\ServerName\ShareName.
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2 Weeks Ago   #4
BuckSkin

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by samuria View Post
It's a disk or folder on another PC normally on the local network but can be anywhere in the world so you can backup files or share files Google drive is a network drive
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
As was said by Samuria, it's a drive that's located on another computer somewhere "out there" that can be used by your computer as another drive. A network drive would be accessed with the format of \\ServerName\Sharename. The reason you would want to "Map a network drive" would be to create a shortcut to that drive by assigning a drive letter to it so you can access it as Z: (for instance) instead of \\ServerName\ShareName.

Thanks for answering; now it begins to make sense.

With our low monthly allowance DISH internet, I bet having a network drive anywhere besides here at the house would eat up our allotment quick.

Thanks for clearing things up.
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