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How to Map OneDrive as a Network Drive on Windows 10

Oyetoke Tobi - Sunday, June 12, 2016

Windows 10 has a feature that lets you select which folders get synced between OneDrive online and the OneDrive folder on your hard drive, nevertheless, the File Explorer won't display the data stored only on the OneDrive cloud storage space. 

However, there’s a way that lets you see and access all the files you have in OneDrive cloud storage which is Mapping it as a network drive.

Mapping your OneDrive cloud storage in Windows 10 will work in the same way OneDrive works in Windows 8.1. You'll be able to see the full list of folders and files available, plus the ones not stored locally on your computer. After mapping your OneDrive cloud storage, you can easily double-click on any file which is only stored online to download it to your computer.

So carrying out this process is very simple and effortless. We’ve explained how you can do just that easily.

Go to Onedrive.com and then login your account.

Then from the browser address bar, copy the CID number. CID number are the digits and letters after the "cid=" part of the URL. Make sure you don't add any other characters that separate the CID, like % or &.



So open File Explorer, click on "This PC".



Then click on the Computer tab at the upper tab, then on "Map network drive".



Then a window will pop up prompting for your network folder or url information. Type in https://d.docs.live.net/ followed by the CID you copied from the address bar in the Folder field.

For example

https://d.docs.live.net/B2B5A2E39F7E64CE



Then click on "Connect using different credentials" box to check it.

Then click on Finish and type in your OneDrive login information.

Then another window will pop up, so wait for it to connects.



Then after its connect, then you'll be prompted to input your onedrive login information.



Then click on "OK".

So you should be able to see all of your OneDrive folders and files under This PC in Windows Explorer. So they are now stored locally on your computer. You can easily copy, rename, and open files from this mapped drive. You can also right-click on the drive name, which will probably be named after your OneDrive CID, and rename it to anything you want.



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