Mapping the shared folder as a network drive

In the last lesson, when we enabled shared folders, there was an option Map as a network drive in Windows guests under the Shared Folders menu. When enabled, this option allows you to display the shared folder in File Explorer in Windows, so you don’t have to look for it or type its network address each time.

You can enable this option by going to Virtual Machine Settings > Options > Shared Folders tab:

Once this option is enabled, you should see the shared folder mapped to a drive letter in your Windows guest operating system:

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