How to Map a Network Drive (Windows 7)

The following are steps to add a network drive.

You will need to know the folder's/drive's name and have permissions granted to access the drive before you can add it.

Network drives/folders are not named "T drive" or any other letter. It is a specific drive/folder name.

1. Open your start menu and click on "Computer".

Open your start menu and click on "Computer".

2. Click on "Map Network Drive".

Click on "Map Network Drive".

3. Pick a letter drive and type in the network path. When finished, click on "Finish".

  • When you reach this screen, you have an option to assign your network drive with a letter. Most users choose "T" which is why it is known as the "T Drive".
  • The folder path must start with the prefix "\\upost\" followed by the network folder/drive's name.
    • For example, the OTIS shared folder path would look like this:

 \\upost\staff_otis

Pick a letter drive and type in the network path. When finished, click on "Finish".

4. After you are finished, the network drive added should appear in the Computer window.

  • For this example we used "\\upost\staff_otis" assigned to the "Z" drive.
  • You can add as many network drives/folders that you have access too, however, please note that only one drive letter can be assigned a folder. If "T" is used then you will need to use another letter. 
After you are finished, the network drive added should appear in the Computer window.

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