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    Mapping Network Drives

    I would like to learn about mapping network drives. The ins the outs the what fors, benefits etc. Im looking for a good tutorial. anyone know of one?
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    Re: Mapping Network Drives

    What operating systems are involved?

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    Re: Mapping Network Drives

    XP Home on all computers
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    Re: Mapping Network Drives

    From the On-line help in Windows XP Home

    <hr>To assign a drive letter to a network computer or folder
    Open My Computer.
    On the Tools menu, click Map Network Drive.
    In Drive, select a drive letter.
    In Folder, type the server and share name of the computer or folder you want.
    Example:
    servernamesharename.
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    Click Browse to find the computer or folder.
    Notes
    To open My Computer, click Start, and then click My Computer.
    To reconnect to the mapped drive every time you log on, select the Reconnect at logon check box.
    Mapped drives are available only when the host computer is available.
    Network drives are assigned letters from Z to A, and local drives (your hard drive and removable storage devices) are assigned letters from A to Z.
    You can assign a computer or shared folder to a different drive letter by disconnecting from the drive and then reassigning it to a new drive letter. <hr>

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    Re: Mapping Network Drives

    Thanks Dave. Appreciate the help
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    Re: Mapping Network Drives

    You might find some guru who's written about the topic if you Google around. But one thing to keep in mind is exercising prudence in the use of mapping. It does cause Windows to "work" a little harder, starting at boot time and at other times during operation. That's not to say that mapping one or two shares will be a big deal but it's something to consider. Also, even though it's not directly on this subject you might consider un-checking this box in Folder Options unless you really need it.

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