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Windows 10

Map a network drive to get to it from File Explorer in Windows without having to look for it or type its network address each time.

If you use CIFS storage, otherwise knows as Grouper or Bass at the Lab, the address of the new storage server is \\ If you have any network mappings which reference \\ or \\, you will need to replace the address with \\ For instance, \\\CFO becomes \\\CFO

Make sure you are connected to LBNL VPN when doing this from home.

1Open File Explorer from the taskbar or the Start  menu, or press the Windows logo key  + E. Select This PC from the left pane. Then, on the Computer tab, select Map network drive


In the Drive field list, select a drive letter. (Any available letter will do)


In the Folder field, type the root path of the folder or computer, then click Browse to select the folder you need. If you are attempting to connect to the Lab's network storage server, the address is \\ and then browse for the folder you need

You will need to know the root path of the folder or computer you. For example, LBL network storage server is \\ If your department has their own network storage server, you need to get that information from your department.


To connect every time you log on to your PC, select the Reconnect at sign-in check box. Select Finish

If you can't connect to a network drive or folder, the computer you're trying to connect to might be turned off, or you might not have the correct permissions. Try contacting your network administrator.


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