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Map a Network Drive to MySite in SharePoint

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In order to map a network drive (such as a shared departmental or private drive), you first must be granted access to the network drive.


  1. Open Windows Explorer by pressing 'Windows key' + 'E'
  2. Select 'Map network drive' from the toolbar
  3. Select a drive letter from the 'Drive' dropdown box
  4. Under the 'Folder' field, enter '\\\sites\[MYSITE]'
    • Replace [MYSITE] with the URL to the SharePoint site you want mapped
    • Make sure to use backslashes and not forward slashes
    • [MYSITE] can be replaced with any SharePoint document library that you have access to
  5. Check 'Reconnect at logon' if you want the drive to remain mapped across reboots
  6. Check 'Connect using different credentials'
  7. When prompted for credentials, enter your UTC ID and UTC password
  8. Check 'Remember my credentials' if you don't want to have to enter your credentials each time you connect
  9. Select 'OK'


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  • Say you are having trouble mapping a SharePoint site to a network drive.
  • To speed up the process, mention what troubleshooting steps you have already taken.

Recently, I’ve learned a wonderful capability of Windows that lets users to map a Document Library as a network drive. In this post I will describe this way, hope it helps someone to solve their problems!

Consider that since the launch of Office 365, this way has become obsolete, because OneDrive syncs files from SharePoint to Windows perfectly!


Copy the URL of document library to the clipboard.

Right click on “Network” located on Windows Explorer and choose “Map network drive…”.

In the opened up window click the “Connect to a Web site that you can use to store your documents and pictures” link

Click “Next” until the following window is shown:

Paste the copied URL into “Internet or network address” textbox

The key point is here: Delete the “http” word and replace “/” with “\” just like the above image and click Next

Give a network location a name by filling “type a name for this network location” textbox. By default it is the name of document library (here: TechnicalDocs) and Click Next.

Click Finish


  1. Start Web Client Service in the Window’s Services
  2. Enter login information if credential window is displayed!
  3. In Internet explorer:
    • ¬†Add Your site to the trusted sites
    • Choose Automatic logon with current username and password


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Map a SharePoint Document Library as a network drive

Sarah Safari | SharePoint | January 11, 2015 9:00 am


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