How to Manually Map G Drive


Mapping a network drive is a method to connect to a shared network folder, such as a share on a ReadyNAS storage system. This article explains how to map a network drive using Windows.


Occasionally network drives do not automatically map after signing in to Windows or connecting to the VPN.  Follow the instructions below to force or manually update your drive connections. 


G Drive Troubleshooting - Group Policy Update

Successful connection to the G drive may take several minutes after connecting to the VPN. However, you can speed up this process by forcing a policy update. Navigate to the Command Prompt, and enter: gpupdate /force

Program list with arrow pointing to Command Prompt.

GPUpdate command prompt

Select Enter.

When the process finishes, select and close the command prompt. You should now have access to your G drive.

If you're still having trouble mapping your G drive, follow the instructions below to manually map your drive. 

Manually Map G

1. Open File Explorer from the taskbar or the Start  menu, or press the Windows logo key  

Click on "Map network drive"


2. Select This PC from the left pane. Then, on the Computer tab, select Map network drive.

3. In the Drive list, select a drive letter. (Any available letter will do.)

In the Drive list, select a drive letter. (Any available letter will do.)

File path

G drive: \\aacc-montana\shared

4.  In the Folder box, type the path of the folder or computer, or select Browse to find the folder or computer. To connect every time you sign in to your PC, select Reconnect at sign-in.

5. Select Finish.


Still unable to map your drives?  Click here to make a ticket for network drive assistance


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