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Network Drive Path (Windows)

Uses and Prerequisites:

This process is for getting the full path to a network shared drive that is currently in use. This information is useful when requesting assistance with a network shared drive. These are the prerequisites for this process:

  • Be on a Windows computer
  • Have a network drive currently mapped
  • Have Notepad (or any other program) open to paste information into


  1. Open the shared drive in File Explorer
  2. Navigate to the folder in question
  3. Click on the white space on the right side of the folder path
  4. Copy this information and paste it into Notepad
    Keep in mind the network path letter
  5. Press the windows key + r at the same time
  6. Type "cmd" into the Run box and press OK

  7. Type "net use S:" into the command line and press enter
    "S:" should be replaced with the letter from earlier

  8. Copy the remote name and paste it into Notepad

From there, this information can be given to the Service Desk, or who ever else needed the information to determine the full network shared path. 

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Contact the Service Desk at 541-737-8787

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