Access and Map FTP Server or your Cloud Server Like a Local Drive on Windows 7 by following these easy steps. This can be used for Linux, UNIX and Windows Servers. Previously, we wrote an tutorial on how to access your password protected server’s FTP account within the Windows Explorer.
Both of this method reduces the time to login to cPanel and access the file manager there in. Furthermore, in this case, you can use the drag and drop interface to upload / download files to your server.
Today’s Access and Map FTP Server Like a Local Drive on Windows 7 tutorial is nothing but a easier way to access and Map FTP Server without the pain of typing the ftp address which we had in our previous tutorial.
How to Access and Map FTP Server Like a Local Drive on Windows 7
At the end of this tutorial, we will get something like this :
This can be achieved in two ways : using a small tool named NetDrive which is free for home user or configure the access and map the FTP manually.
NetDrive is very easy to use, any server owner can configure it very easily.
Manual way to enable access and Map FTP Server
Go to Computer > click Map network drive on the top band (1 on screenshot) > Map Network drive window will come > Select the drive letter you want that is not already occupied > Click the hyperlink saying Connect the website that you can store your documents or pictures? (2 on screenshot)? > An Wizard windows will open (3 on screenshot) :
The next steps to create the shortcut in My Computer to access and Map FTP Server is quite easy, just use your ftp address, user name and complete the wizard.
thats not a local drive, thats a network drive.. there is a difference..