January 28, 2016

Create OneDrive as network drive on your computer in Windows 10

Cloud storage services have become a standard for day to day use for all of us. With its ability to access files and data from everywhere as long as you’re connected to the internet. Here in this article  post I am going to show you how we can create Microsoft’s cloud storage, OneDrive as a Network Drive on your Computer.

Instead of syncing contents using the Built App you will be able to access directly to your local network device storage. To make this work we need a little effort. So below is the steps to work around with visual images to understand the process better.

Step 1

Go to the OneDrive page in your web browser and sign in with your microsoft account.

Step 2

Go to ‘Files’ and copy your unique ID as shown in the image below. It should be having 16 characters in length.
Step 3

Open File Explorer and go to This PC. Now Under the Computer tab select Map Network Drive.
Step 4

Type in https://d.docs.live.net/ and append your ID.
Step 5

Now, Windows will try to attempt to connect to the server. It will ask you for your OneDrive username and password.  Enter your Username and Password  and then Press OK wait for around 10 to 15 seconds to establish the network connection with the server.
A new network drive will be created under Network Location with your OneDrive unique ID as its name. You may change its name for easy reading by right-clicking the drive name and selecting Rename and name it as eg. OneDrive
Now, when you access this Network Drive it will be fetching the files from Microsoft Cloud Storage, OneDrive. Any file you try to open will be downloaded via the internet


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