How do I connect to a network share?

A. You can connect to a network share using the command prompt:

net use <drive letter>: <UNC>
e.g. net use f: \\johnpc\john

A share can also be connected to using explorer:

  1. Start Explorer (Start - Programs - Windows NT Explorer)
  2. From Tools menu, select Map Network Drive
  3. Select a drive letter, and either enter the share path or browse the network and select
  4. Click OK

The advantage of using the "net use" command is you can connect to hidden shares, i.e. john$ (although you can also connect by manually typing the address in explorer), and also this can be used from within command files.


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