Share this Page URL

Chapter 18. Networking (for Those Corpor... > Mapping a Network Drive to Your Comp... - Pg. 171

Networking (for Those Corporate Types) 171 If the computer you want to access is not displayed in My Network Places, try clicking the workgroup icon. Sometimes the icon for a computer doesn't pop up in the first window. If the computer is still unavailable, it might be turned off or the network settings could be wrong. Open the Start menu, click Help, click the Trou- bleshooting link, choose the option for troubleshooting network connections, and follow the onscreen instruc- tions. The steps for mapping a network drive vary depending on the version of Windows you're using. If you're running Windows Me, take the following steps: 1. 2. 3. Click My Network Places on the Windows desktop. Click or double-click the Add Network Place icon. The Add Network Place Wizard appears. Click the Browse button. The Browse For Folder dialog box appears prompting you to select a computer, drive, and folder you want to add to your network places (see Figure 18.5). Figure 18.5. You can map a network disk or folder to your computer. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Click the plus sign next to Entire Network, click the plus sign next to your workgroup name, click the plus sign next to the desired computer, and continue clicking plus signs until you see the disk or folder you want to add as a network place. Click the icon for the disk or folder you want to add as a network place. Click the OK button. You're returned to the wizard, where the path to the new network place is displayed. Click Next. The wizard prompts you to type a more descriptive name for the drive or folder. Type a brief but descriptive name of the drive or folder and click the Finish button. To map a disk or folder to your computer in Windows 98 or Windows 95, take the following steps: 1. 2. 3. 4. In the Network Neighborhood, right-click the network disk or folder that you want to map to your computer and choose Map Network Drive. The Map Network Drive dialog box appears. Open the Drive drop-down list and choose a drive letter to assign to the network disk or folder. To have Windows automatically log on to this disk or folder on startup, click Reconnect at logon and click OK. Switch back to the opening My Computer window. A new icon appears for the mapped disk or folder.