How to Network Two Windows 95/98
Last updated: 10/28/2001
MAP THOSE DRIVES
mapping is one of those things that is so simple it is hard to understand
by many people at first (including me when I first started tinkering with
networks). Just remember it's simple. Here's how really simple it
the Windows Explorer, expand the network neighborhood, right click the drive
to be mapped, and select Map Network Drive.
resulting windows select a drive letter for the drive and whether or not you
want the drive remapped every time you boot up. As a matter of convention,
the first network drive is usually mapped as drive F:, but that isn't a hard
rule unless you have some old software which insists on that convention. From
then on the network drive will look just like a local drive on your computer
(and appear almost as fast).
an example, to the right is my computer (and a bunch of mapped drives on
my NT server--see the Zip drive on my file server?), And Claudia's
C: drive which I just mapped as drive K: If I click on "my" K:
drive, which is Claudia's C: drive, I'll see all of the folders on her drive
in the right pane.
And, folks, that's all there is to it
and, except for putting the covers back on both computers, is all there is
to this article. I hope you found this first draft (7/15/99), useful. I'll
try to refine it as I receive reader comments.
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