Windows 10: Map a drive without putting it on the network

Discus and support Map a drive without putting it on the network in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; I would like to create a mapped drive so all my colleagues around the world can work on their local machines with the same folder structure. But my... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by WynandLens, Jun 3, 2019.

  1. Map a drive without putting it on the network


    I would like to create a mapped drive so all my colleagues around the world can work on their local machines with the same folder structure. But my client feels unsafe sharing a folder to a network.

    Can I map a folder that is not on a network?

    Thanks

    :)
     
    WynandLens, Jun 3, 2019
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  2. DMyr Win User

    Trouble Mapping Network Drive

    I have a WD NAS drive connected to my router and have mapped it on three of my computers. I just setup another laptop with Windows 10 and have updated it to 1809 and when I tired Mapping a network drive nothing is displayed in the browse window except the
    computer I am currently using. The drive is shown under network locations in File Explorer but not when you select map network drive and browse. I right clicked on the drive and selected properties and noted the IP address and went back into Map network drive
    but instead of selecting browse I entered the IP address but it still does not map the drive. The strange part is if I go to any of the computers that already has the network drive mapped and select Map network drive and select browse none of those computers
    show the drive either but you can select the mapped drive in the drive list in file explorer and it works just fine.

    I have read several articles both here and elsewhere and tried the suggestions but nothing works. Network discovery is turned on as is file sharing and also checked if all three boxes under SMB file sharing support in Windows features were also checked and
    they are. I have mapped several computers to several different drives over the years and anytime the drive was not listed it was always easy to go into Network Sharing Centre and find the problem but everything seems to be as it should so would appreciate
    if someone can suggest something I may have overlooked.

    Thank you
     
    DMyr, Jun 3, 2019
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  3. CraigS Win User
    Work Mapped drives not working at home.


    Hello All.

    I have a user at work that has a laptop as her main work use (docking station at work, then takes it home to work at home).
    we have a list of mapped network drives that we use here, including a personal drive.

    however when this user gets home or off the network, the personal drive seems to become inactive/go missing.

    there are no USB drives that interfere with the network drives, and i am lost looking for solutions.

    any suggestions/help would be greatly appreciated.

    thanks.
     
    CraigS, Jun 3, 2019
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  4. Map a drive without putting it on the network

    How to map a network drive

    Hi Reese,

    For concerns such as mapping a network drive, we have an article that you can follow. Just refer to the steps from this thread:

    Map a network drive.

    Regards.
     
    Marque Lor, Jun 3, 2019
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