Map a Network Shared Drive

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Instructions for connecting to a shared network drive on both Windows and MacBook.

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  • Right-click the "This PC" icon on the Desktop and click "Map network drive..."
    •  If the "This PC" icon is not on the desktop, open "File Explorer" from the taskbar, right-click on "This PC" in the left column and click "Map network drive..."

Once the Map Network Drive window is open:

  1. Select any free "drive" letter from the "Drive" field drop down menu
    • If your department uses a specific letter for the drive, select that
  2. Enter the proper path in the "Folder" field. Example: \\servername\foldername (such as \\zurn\test)
    • You will need to know the exact name of the drive you have access to 
  3. Select  "Reconnect at Logon"
    • If prompted to enter your credentials, enter your network ID followed by and your network password
  4. Select "Finish"


  1. Click Command+K to bring up the 'Connect to Server' or go to “go” on the top then click “connect to server”.
  2. Type in “smb://servername/foldername".
    • Click the plus sign to add it to the list if you have more then one to connect to.
  3. Click "connect".
    • If prompted to enter your credentials, enter your network ID followed by and your network password. 
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