Create a Network Drive for a Document Library Print

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You can add a network drive or network place to your computer to access SharePoint document libraries.

In Windows Vista, perform the following steps:

  1. Open Windows Explorer.
  2. Select Tools / Map Network Drive.
  3. Select a Drive letter.
  4. Under Folder, enter the URL to your document library, e.g., Documents.
  5. If you want to connect as a specific user, click Connect using a different name, and enter the other user credentials.
  6. Click the Finish button.

To add a Network Place in XP, perform the following steps:

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Select My Network Places.
  3. Click the Add a Network Place link.
  4. The Add Network Place Wizard will start, click the Next button.
  5. Select Choose another network location, and click the Next button.
  6. Enter the Internet or network address of your document library, e.g., Documents, and click the Next button.
  7. Change the network place name, if desired.
  8. Click the Next button.
  9. Click the Finish button.

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