Frequently Asked Question

Network - Folders: How do I access shared folders on the local server?
Last Updated 3 years ago

You have been given access permissions to folders on the server but you can see them to open them.

  1. Open Windows File Explorer - the manilla-coloured drop-folder-style icon on the taskbar, or "Computer" or "(My) Documents" in Windows 7) : image
  2. In the ADDRESS bar at the very top of File Explorer type \\nameofyourserver
  3. File Explorer will display the shared folders on the server.
  4. Right-click on the folder you need to access regularly and choose "Pin to Quick Access" (in Windows 7 choose "Add to Favorites")
  5. The folder will appear in the Quick Access/Favorites menu in the left-hand navigation pane in File Explorer.
  6. Repeat for each folder you need to access.

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