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Creating a Mapped Network Drive

Amongst Sharepoint’s many features is the ability to Map to a Network Drive making content easy to access and control.

1. To Map a Sharepoint Network Drive on Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 firstly go to the 'Computer' window here you should see in the bottom left the 'Computer' Icon


2. Right-Click this icon and select 'Map network drive…'


3. You will now be presented with the Map Network Window here you need to click the Hyperlink;

'Connect to a website that you can use to store your documents and pictures'

This will then initiate the Setup Wizard for External Network Location Mapping.


4. Click “Next”


5. Ensure 'Choose a customer network location' is highlighted and select 'Next'


6. Now you will need to input the SharePoint Site Address. Click 'Next'

7. At this point you will be presented with a pop-up asking for the user credentials for this Sharepoint Site, this will be the Users own Email Address and its associated Password


8. Next you will be asked to name the network drive – this can be anything you may require we have used the above as an example

9. Click 'Next'


10. Finally Click 'Finish', if the 'Open this network location…' is ticked this will open the Newly Mapped Driver for you.


You have now successfully Mapped your Sharepoint Drive.