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Map a Network Drive to a Shared Document Folder in Office 365 Sharepoint Site

You would like to map a network drive instead of use OneDrive for Business to connect to your files.

Solution

Prepare to setup a mapped drive

  1. Open Internet Explorer (must be IE)
  2. Browse to your SharePoint Online/O365/OneDrive site
  3. Go to Tools (Gear Icon) > Internet Options (Alt-X will launch the Tools menu as well)
  4. Go to the Security tab, click Trusted sites, then the Sites button
  5. Click Add and then Close
  6. Click OK at the Internet Options Page
  7. At your the site you would like to map a drive to, Click Library and then Open in Explorer
  8. A Windows Explorer window will open to the site, copy the link from the address bar and proceed to create the mapped drive

Create mapped drive

  1. Windows Vista/7
    1. Follow steps 1 and 2 on this Microsoft article
    2. Continue at step 3 below
  2. Windows 8
    1. Follow steps 1 and 2 on this Microsoft article
    2. Continue at step 3 below
  3. Paste the URL you copied in step 7 of the last section into the Map Network Drive wizard and click Finish

 

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