A quick setting to map your local folder/network drive
- First I go to my folder – right click on it – and ‘Send To Desktop (Create Shortcut)’. Or
- I copy the full path of my folder, keep it in ‘Run’ utility command box and open it from there. Or
- Add it to my favorite folders inside an Explorer window.
Though all of the above works equally well, here is a geeky way to get this job done, using the Command Prompt Window. Using this trick you can assign an unused drive letter to your frequently used folder, making it an entry within your ‘My Computer’. I guess this stays inside My Computer until you logoff or shut down your computer.
Hit enter to free your drive letter assignment within My Computer.
How to map a network drive in Windows 7
- Open Computer by clicking the Start button – click on Computer.
- Click the Tools menu, and then click Map Network Drive.
- In the drive list, click a drive letter which is unused so far.
- In the Folder box, type the path of the folder or computer you want to map or click Browse to find the folder or computer.
- Click Finish.
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