How to connect a network drive in Windows 10 if it is not possible?

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The Windows 10 local network system

Windows 10 has a local network system which could be very useful in certain circumstances. Through it it is possible share files, share devices such as printers / scanners, change the name of the local network and many other things.

Either way, Windows networks tend to have problems, often making file transfers and other basic tasks impossible. This is undoubtedly something quite frustrating that sadly most Windows users have had to go through.

In any case, there are some solutions and alternatives in so that you can transfer your files across your home network very easily. To learn more, read the following information.

How to connect a network drive in Windows 10 if it is not possible?

Unfortunately Windows usually has problems when sharing files and folders on a local network, but there are some measures we can apply, like the one we'll show you below.

  1. If you are having network related issues, please try the following, go to Windows 10 Explorer.
  2. On the left side of the screen, at the very end, the option should appear "Net". Here you can access the settings related to local networks. This time you need to right click the mouse and select the “Connect to Network Drive” option.
  3. The section will appear on the screen "Network Drive Map" and the system will ask you to provide a virtual storage drive which you need to assign by letter. At the bottom, however, it is necessary to indicate the address of the device to which you want to connect.
  4. When you perform all the above steps, click on the option "End" and you should be able to access that network drive that you wouldn't otherwise be able to access.

On the other hand, also in relation to Windows networks, we recommend that you read the list with the best CMD commands for networks, with which you can solve many common problems.

Finally, it is also convenient for you to know how to disconnect a network drive with CMD in Windows 10, in case you no longer use its functions.

Another option for exchanging files in Windows 10 with other computers on the network

Windows it does not have the best local network system, in fact it tends to have many glitches that easily frustrate the users of the operating system. That said, we want to introduce you to another option that could be very useful, especially if you want to share files between computers through the router's network.

We refer to the application Filedrop, a very simple but efficient application with which you will be able to share files without major inconveniences, freeing you from the annoyances that the Microsoft network system can present. To use the application you will need to follow the instructions below.

Download and install Filedrop

  1. The first thing to do is get the application via the following Filedrop link. Just click on the three lines at the top and left and then select “Download per Windows”.
  2. Once you have downloaded the program, you need to install it, the installation process is very simple. You just have to click "Next" until the program is installed.
  3. Repeat the above procedure with each of the computers on your network and they are ready to exchange files with each other.
  4. The operation of the program is simple but effective, you just have to open the application on each of the computers and drag and drop those files or folders you want to share.
  5. On the computer that is receiving the files, you may need to accept receiving the files. After that, it will start transferring files across the network, allowing you to share various documents very easily.

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