QuickBooks allows working on remove workstation if the Company File is stored in the shared drive. However, if you want to work on a folder that is located in a different drive, server or workstation over a network, mapping is necessary. If you map a network drive, you will be able to run the Company Files from the shared storage. If you are facing issues with Mapping a Network Drive in Windows OS, you are on the correct page. We will help you with all the required steps to map a network drive. You can also contact the certified QuickBooks ProAdvisors of proaccountingadvisors if you need any help.

Steps To Map A Network Drive In Windows Operating System (Windows 7, 8, or 10)

If You Are Using Windows 8/10:

  • Hit the Windows Key on the keyboard.
  • Go to the search bar and type This PC.
  • Go to the Computer option and tap on Map a Network Drive.
  • Select any unused Driver Letter and tap on Browse.
  • Go to the network location where the Company File resides.

(Note:  In case you get any error while Mapping the Drive using UNC, make use of IP address of the relevant computer.)

  • Hit OK and end the process.
  • Run the QB Company File from the network drive that you recently mapped.

If You Are Using Windows 7:

  • Navigate to My Computers from the Start button.
  • Go to the Tools menu and select Map Network Drive. You can press the Alt key to get the Tools menu on the screen.
  • Select any unused Driver Letter and tap on Browse.
  • Go to the network location where the Company File resides.

(Note:  In case you get any error while Mapping the Drive using UNC, make use of IP address of the relevant computer.)

  • Hit OK and end the process. You will see a new drive letter in the last window and this will be your Network Drive.
  • Run the QB Company File from the network drive that you recently mapped.

These steps will Map the Network Drive successfully and you can access the QB Company File from the shared location.

Contact QuickBooks Technical Team

Mapping allows QB to function in multi-user mode. However, multi-user mode can across some errors due to small reasons. We have provided all the necessary steps to resolve these kinds of errors. If you are experiencing such issues, it is recommended to contact the QuickBooks ProAdvisors.
To get in touch with the QuickBooks Experts, go to the right corner of your screen and click on the Contact Us Form. You will see a few details that you need to fill. Enter your details and click on submit. One of our QuickBooks ProAdvisors will get in touch with you.

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