Home > Computers > Map a Network Drive in Windows XP Pro

Map a Network Drive in Windows XP Pro

October 25th, 2004 Tony Leave a comment Go to comments

If you have trouble mapping a network drive to another computer running Windows XP (i.e. – keeps throwing up the login prompt) try these steps.

1. Make sure you are connecting as a user that is in the administrators group on the remote machine.

2. Open Windows Explorer on the remote XP computer, click the “Tools” menu, click on “Folder Options”, click on the “View” tab, scroll down, and uncheck “Use simple file sharing”.

Categories: Computers Tags:
  1. dave
    March 24th, 2006 at 12:55 | #1

    thank you for this tip

  2. Todd
    December 21st, 2006 at 22:12 | #2

    Thanks for the tip. This worked great!

  3. Rob
    February 9th, 2007 at 01:23 | #3

    I tried this but it still keeps popping up the login prompt when i put in my user name and password. Any other ideas?

  4. Manoj Singh
    April 1st, 2007 at 13:30 | #4

    hey tony . just too good to resist.
    Excellent hint. All the other resources are not mentioning the truth.
    We as a computer people just need a person like u.