How to map network drives in Windows 8

Mapping a drive in Windows 7 or in Windows XP was quite straight forward. You pressed the button and the guide showed up. Easy as that!

In Windows 8, the guide is exactly the same, but the easy to find button has dissappeard! Actually it has just been moved to another location in the ribbon bar, and it’s quite easy to miss if you don’t know what you are looking for.

To open the guide, open an explorer by pressing Windows + E.
Then under “Computer” you will find the button to open up the guide.
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As you can see, you have access to a lot of other Windows settings from here, for example “Add a network location”.
Add network location is really useful if you’d like to create a shortcut to a FTP-server or to an online storage for your file.

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