My server has a 4TB drive that I use for video archival and media storage. I have been using FileZilla Server to access the files stored on there, but I have been searching for a more seamless way to access the storage on the server for months and haven’t been able to find anything! I finally figured out how to do it, so I thought it might be a good idea to write up a tutorial on how to do it.
Allow network discovery and file sharing on both the client and server computers. I’m not sure if you need a FileZilla server to be running on the server computer. If this tutorial doesn’t work without FileZilla, setup FileZilla Server and then try it again.
On the server computer, use the net share command to choose which folders/drives are shared with the network.
net share Name=C:\Path
net share Name /delete
On the client computer, right click on This PC and click “Map network drive”. Choose a drive letter and, under Folder, type the following:
Windows might ask you for credentials. If it does, type in the following:
Username (substitute NAME for your Windows username on the server computer): Computer-Name\NAME
Password: The password you type in to login to the server computer.
Step 4 (optional)
If you want, right click on the network drive(s) you mounted and rename them to something you like.