How To

Working With Networked Drives in MyQuickCloud

Issue

When connecting to your host computer you may wish to access locations available on the local network that the host is a part of. As MyQuickCloud creates a new user on the host computer for remote access you will likely not have those network drives mapped and available by default.

There are a few different ways you can achieve access to these network areas through MyQuickCloud as explained below.

Please Note: Depending on how the network is set-up you may need your IT support to give you the correct permissions and network paths.

Map a network drive

Mapping a network drive is the easiest way to ensure you have access to the network locations each time you log in remotely. To map a drive:

Windows 8 / 10

  • Click “Start” and in the search box type “This PC” to display the screen below

  • Click the “Computer” tab at the top
  • Click “Map Network Drive”

  • Choose a free drive letter from the drop-down
  • Enter the path to the network folder (You may need your IT support to provide the correct path for you)
  • Ensure “Reconnect at sign-in” is ticked
  • Click “Finish”

Please Note: You may be prompted for a username and password to connect to the mapped drive depending on the network setup (This will be your network details), Once again speak to your IT support to get the correct details.

Windows 7

  • Click “Start” > “Computer” to display the screen below

  • Click “Map network drive”

  • Choose a free drive letter from the drop-down
  • Enter the path to the network folder (You may need your IT support to provide the correct path for you)
  • Ensure “Reconnect at sign-in” is ticked
  • Click “Finish”

Please Note: You may be prompted for a username and password to connect to the mapped drive depending on the network setup (This will be your network details), Once again speak to your IT support to get the correct details.

One off access

If you only need to access a network location temporarily you can simply click Start > Run in Windows and type in the network path e.g \\MyServer\Files

Again you may be prompted to provide a network username and password to gain access.

 

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