Mount account in Windows Explorer

Update: If you are unable to mount as a folder, please read the fix for mounting as a drive in Windows for the solution.

Recently while I was doing some blog reading I came across an article on TwisterMc which talked about how to mount account on a Mac PC.

While I was happy reading it still I couldn’t use the same on my Windows XP box, so I did a bit of research and voila I found a way I could mount my account in Windows Explorer. free online storage is a online storage place which allows you to store files upto 1 GB online for free, It also has paid options for more storage space online. Using you can access your files from any computer that has an internet connection, uploading files is easy too.

Netvibes the popular start page also has as an integral module.

Here is the simple way in which you can mount as an additional network folder or drive in Windows XP ( I have not tested in any other environment but it should work )

To do this, right click on My Network Places in your explorer menu and click on Map Network Drive.

Select Map Network Drive

You will get a screen which is something like the screen shot below. In that click on Sign up for online storage or connect to a network server.

Map network Drive

Clicking on the link should bring up another screen as shown below, In this click on next which will take you to a screen which verifies your internet connection, once that is done you will get an option to Choose another network location as shown below, highlight that option and click on next.

Add Netwodk places in windows

Choose network location

In the next screen you will be asked to specify the Internet or Network location, in that box add and click on next, you will be prompted to enter your user name and password, enter the information and click on the Ok button.

Add url

Login with credentials

If the login is successful you will see another window which asks you to specify a name for the network drive I have entered it as Techie Buzz, you can name it accordingly.

Type a name for the mounted drive

If all goes well you will see the confirmation screen as shown below Clicking on finish will mount this drive to your network places and you can simply copy paste files to those drives from your Windows Explorer to your mounted drive.

Add network finish screen

You can easily access the mounted drive by going to My Network places the next time. You can copy and paste your files to the mounted drive or copy from your mounted drive to your local machine, dosen’t this make it easy to share your files online with different users.

Copy files to from windows explorer

View Files stored on in windows explorer

Note: It will ask you for your authentication details while you try to use it.

If you still need some more storage space, you may also want to read how to use Gmail as a storage device.

95 thoughts on “Mount account in Windows Explorer”

  1. Hi there,

    I tried to map the drive using the instructions…

    I entered the address:

    It accepts it and asks me for a username and password.

    I used the email address and password I signed up with

    The error I get is:
    The folder you entered does not appear to be valid. Please choose another.

    I have tried the Windows Update, and I’m on Windows XP Home.

    The update didn’t ask me to reboot, i’ve not rebooted since the update. As I wrote this I suspect this may be the problem.

    If not, please suggest a solution, otherwise this may have solved it.


  2. It works, in Windows 7 Home Premium (32-bit), using the address exactly specified in the article:

    Copying is bloody slow – about 27KB/s upload on a much faster connection. This is useless! It means about half an hour for only 26 MB.
    For 50GB it will take 23 days!

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