Network drives provide a great way to make the same files accessible to several computers on the same network. The drive may take the form of a physical hard drive connected to the network, or it could be a drive in a network computer that is shared with other machines.
Ordinarily, accessing the files on such a drive would involve having to navigate through a network tree structure. As this can be time-consuming, Windows provides the option to map a network drive. This enables you to assign a drive letter to a network location so that it can be easily accessed through Explorer or My Computer.
But even this tool which is supposed to make life easier can be awkward and slow to use, particularly if you are working with a large number of network locations. This is where Network Drive Mapper can help. This free tool makes light work of assigning drive letters to network locations and makes it easy to adjust settings whenever necessary.
Perhaps most importantly, Network Drive Mapper enables you to save all of your drive mapping settings to a configuration file that can then be transported to other machines so you can use the same mapping settings without the need to re-configure them.
If you work with network locations, this free tool is immensely useful and allows for easy mapping of drives.