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How do I map a network drive in Windows?

When you store your QuickBooks company file on a network drive, you can experience issues when you try to export from QuickBooks Desktop to QuickBooks Online. Quickly fix these issues by mapping a network drive in Windows.

How to map a network drive in Windows (Windows 8/10 and Windows 7)

For Windows 8/10:

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows icon.

  2. On the search bar, type This PC. From the search results, select This PC.

  3. Under the Computer tab, select Map a network drive.

  4. Select any unused drive letter then select Browse.

  5. Go to the network location where your QuickBooks company file is stored.
    (Note: If you're having trouble mapping the network drive using the UNC, try using the IP address of the server.)
  6. Select OK then Finish.

  7. Reopen your QuickBooks company file from the new mapped drive.

For Windows 7:

  1. Go to the Start menu and select Computer.

  2. Select the Tools menu then Map network drive.

    If you don't see the Tools menu, press the Alt key to reveal the menu bar.
  3. Select any unused drive letter then select Browse.

  4. Go to the network location where your QuickBooks company file is stored.
    (Note: If you're having trouble mapping the network drive using the UNC, try using the IP address of the server.)
  5. Select OK then Finish.

    Your new drive letter will appear in the previous window as a Network Drive.
  6. Reopen your QuickBooks company file from the new mapped drive.

You now know how to map a network drive in Windows.