Chapter 11: Securing and Sharing Your Data
Accessing Shared Data
Once you share your data, other people can connect to it as a network resource or
map to it by using a driver letter on their computer. Once a network drive is mapped,
other people can access it just as they would a local drive on their computer.
You can map a network drive to a shared file or folder by following these steps:
1. Click Start and then click Computer. In Windows Explorer, select Map Net-
work Drive from the Tools menu. This displays the Map Network Drive dialog
box, shown in Figure 11-20.
2. Use the Drive field to select a free drive letter to use.
3. Click the Browse button to the right of the Folder field. In the Browse for Folder
dialog box, expand the Network folders until you can select the name of the
workgroup or the domain with which you want to work.
4. When you expand the name of a computer in a workgroup or a domain, you’ll
see a list of shared folders. Select the shared folder you want to work with and
5. Select “Reconnect at logon” if you want Windows Vista to connect to the shared
folder automatically at the start of each session.
Figure 11-20. Mapping a network drive