How to Re-Map Network Drives v2

How to Re-Map Network Drives


While working remotely, you may notice that one or more of the network drives have been disconnected and as a result, may be present in the “My PC” section of Windows.  It’s also possible that this may occur while operating from the Little Rock office.  If this is the case, skip to step 2.

Step 1: Connect to the VPN

If operating remotely from the Little Rock office, accessing the network locations relies on being connected to the VPN.  If not already connected, please use FortiClient to connect to the Heifer corporate VPN.  After doing so, please proceed to step 2.



Step 2: Copy the Drive Mapping Shortcut to your Desktop.

Depending on when your computer was deployed, you may or may not have a drive mapping shortcut on your computer’s desktop.  If you already do, skip to step 3.  If not, please do the following:

  1. Open a Run dialog. This can be done in a couple ways.
    1. Right Click the Windows Start menu and click “Run”
    2. On your keyboard, press the Windows button and R at the same time.
  2. The Run dialog will look like this:
  3. In the Run dialog, paste this:
    1. \\\files\Apps
  4. This should result in File Explorer opening the Apps network folder which contains the Drive Mapping shortcut. Copy and Paste it to your Computer’s Desktop.

Step 3: Execute the Drive Mapping Shortcut

Once the drive mapping shortcut has been placed on your computer’s Desktop, you can double click it to execute the Drive Mapping script.  If the script is successfully called, you’ll see a black command prompt window open briefly and close automatically.  Once the window closes, you can navigate to the “This PC” section and your relevant mapped drives should be present.

Figure 1 Please note that the network drives present in this screenshot may differ from the ones present on your computer.

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