Having a share drive/folder on a central server and allowing access to it generally used for easy access to the shared content and to increase storage for the users. Once the shared folder is created on the Server the users and easily map it on their machines so that they need not to remember its name/ip each time they need to access this drive/folder.
Mapping is sometimes also referred to a “Mounting” i.e Mounting a network drive/Folder.
Lets see how we can map the shared folder on the Windows 7 machine.
Click on Start > Goto Computer.
Also it will ask you to put in the folder name in the format : ServerShare i.e you need to specify the Servername or ip which is hosting the shared folder followed by the share folder name.
In my case, my server admin has hosted this folder on the Server with ip address : 10.20.20.10 and the name of the folder being shared is : TFTPRoot so I’ll use the folder name as :\\10.20.20.10\TFTPRoot.
This will ask you to login with your credentials, contact your server admin and check in case your local credentials do not work.
Once authentication is successful, it will add in the drive name that you selected in your drive list.
Open the finder which should be located on your Dock. Click on the Go menu and click on Connect to Server.
Click on the Plus sign to add this folder in your favorite folder list so that next time you want to connect to it you can directly choose from this list. And then click on Connect.
Hope this was helpful 🙂