Can I setup as mapped drive in file explorer e.g. "z" & access anywhere i'm online via that drive letter? autosync changes to files made offline?

asked on February 4, 2017

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A "mapped drive" in file explorer is also known as a "network drive." There's a reason for that...you can map a network drive as the "z" drive, or "x" drive, etc. and use Windows file explorer to access the NAS drive files rather than use the WD NAS drive user interface while you are connect to the network. That certai… see more A "mapped drive" in file explorer is also known as a "network drive." There's a reason for that...you can map a network drive as the "z" drive, or "x" drive, etc. and use Windows file explorer to access the NAS drive files rather than use the WD NAS drive user interface while you are connect to the network. That certainly makes it easier to access files, attach them to emails, etc. However, once you are no longer directly connected to your office network, then you'll see some verbiage that "not all network drives are connected." So, you won't be able to access the mapped "z" drive unless you are on the network...either the one you've set up in the office, or a network you may have set up at home. One option is that if you have VPN access from a remote location, you are ostensibly working within your network's environment. So, under a VPN scenario, the network drive should be available to you. If you are not on your network LAN or hooked up via VPN, then you will have to use the cloud drive's pop-up drive window on your desktop (or on your mobile device if it has been activated). It's not ideal, but you can drag-and-drop files from your remote computer to the NAS drive cloud interface relatively easily. see less A "mapped drive" in file explorer is also known as a "network drive." There's a reason for that...you can map a network drive as the "z" drive, or "x" drive, etc. and use Windows file explorer to access the NAS drive files rather than use the WD NAS drive user interface while you are connect to the network. That certainly makes it easier to access files, attach them to emails, etc. However, once you are no longer directly connected to your office network, then you'll see some verbiage that "not all network drives are connected." So, you won't be able to access the mapped "z" drive unless you are on the network...either the one you've set up in the office, or a network you may have set up at home. One option is that if you have VPN access from a remote location, you are ostensibly working within your network's environment. So, under a VPN scenario, the network drive should be available to you. If you are not on your network LAN or hooked up via VPN, then you will have to use the cloud drive's pop-up drive window on your desktop (or on your mobile device if it has been activated). It's not ideal, but you can drag-and-drop files from your remote computer to the NAS drive cloud interface relatively easily.
Jim The Golf Pro
· February 6, 2017
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You can mapped the drive letter on your local network. I have not tried accessing the local drive from anywhere other than local network. You can go online thru the Web page and access the cloud storage. You can automatically sync the back up when you connect to the network.
Chandra S.
· February 5, 2017
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