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What is mapped drive, why we have to map the drive for the network!!!
wilbasket23 Dec-27-01 11:16 PM
hai, could anyone help me. i am new to networking. I don't really understand what does it means to map a drive. can ya explain that little more. Also, why do we have to map a drive in the nework. what is the purpose of it!!! Please help me on this

1. RE: What is mapped drive, why we have to map the drive for the network!!!
depp4u Dec-28-01 02:33 AM
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It probably gets more complex than this, but mapping a drive is kind of like creating a shortcut to drives, folders, files.

That way, instead of going through the entire network to save something or pull something down, you just use the "mapped drive" you made.

i.e. on ComputerA you want to map the C:Drive of ComputerB. You would map B's C:Drive, and call it whatever - X:, Y:, Z:, etc.

Like I said, it probably gets more complex, but that's a simple way of explaining it.


2. RE: What is mapped drive, why we have to map the drive for the network!!!
lbyard Dec-28-01 05:45 PM
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http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/network/net2pc/map.htm. Larry

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