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Map a network drive in Windows

by Intuit Updated 2 weeks ago

Learn how to map a network drive in Windows.

When you map a network drive, you can access a folder stored om another drive, server, or computer over a network. Mapping makes it easy for you to access QuickBooks company file from the shared storage.

Make sure you install QuickBooks Desktop on your server before you map your drive(s).

How to map a network drive in Windows

For Windows 11:

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows icon.
  2. Enter This PC in the search bar. From the search results, choose This PC.
  3. Select More (...) then select Map network drive.
    Note: If you don’t see Map network drive, you can right-click This PC and select  Map network drive.
  4. Select a drive letter in Drive.
  5. You can either:
    1. enter the full path of the folder you want to map or 
    2. enter only the path to the computer the file is hosted form and select Browse to find the folder
  6. Select Reconnect at sign-in to keep the drive mapped everytime you sign in to your computer.
  7. Select Finish.

For Windows 10:

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows icon.
  2. Type This PC in the search bar. From the search results, choose 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.

Great! You have mapped your network drive and can access your QuickBooks company file from another drive or computer.

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