How do I map a network drive?

The following information is a very general overview of the techniques that may be used to map a network drive. You may need to consult your Network Administrator for assistance in sharing the correct folder and ensuring users have proper permissions.

From the Windows desktop:

  1. In Windows XP open ‘My Computer’, or in Vista and Windows 7 open "Computer" where connected drives are located.
  2. From the Tools menu, click Map Network Drive and a new Map Network Drive window opens.
  3. In the Map Network Drive window, choose an available drive letter, which is the same as other workstations using the CYMA program,  from the dropdown list located next to the "Drive:" option. Any drives already mapped will have a shared folder name displayed inside the dropdown list, next to the drive letter.
  4. Type the name of the folder to map. This name must follow UNC mapping such as \\servername\cyma(you cannot use IP address). Alternatively, click the Browse… button to find the server by computer name and shared folder by browsing available network shares.
  5. Click the "Reconnect at login" checkbox if this network drive should be mapped permanently. Otherwise, this drive will un-map when the user logs out of this computer.
  6. If the remote computer that contains the shared folder requires a different username and password to log in, click the "different user name" hyperlink to enter this information.
  7. Click Finish.
  8. If the drive letter was previously mapped to a different location, a message box will appear asking to replace the current connection with the new one. Click Yes to disconnect and un-map the old mapped drive.
  9. If the Finish operation succeeds, the network drive will be mapped. If the network drive cannot be mapped, ensure the folder name is spelled correctly, that this folder was correctly set up for sharing on the remote computer, that (if necessary) the correct username and password have been entered, and that the computer network connections are functioning properly.

CYMA Systems, Inc. does not directly support network and/or computer configurations. We recommend all network implementation and configuration is addressed by a qualified, certified network administrator.