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How do I find out where a network drive on my work machine is mapped to?

One of the four has the location in brackets next to it but the other three don't.

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  • "One of the four has the location in brackets next to it but the other 3 don't." -- It looks weird. Can you upload an image illustrating this situation?
    – Jimm Chen
    Feb 1, 2012 at 12:13
  • Better answer at superuser.com/q/465038/2366. Oct 19, 2018 at 15:05

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Go to Start » Run, type in cmd and press OK.

In the cmd box, paste the following, then press Enter to run it.

wmic path Win32_LogicalDisk Where DriveType="4" get DeviceID, ProviderName

Doing the above but typing in NET USE instead of copying the above also yields the same result.

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In Windows Explorer, you can also switch the view to "Details" and right-click the header to add a column named "Network location":

Windows Explorer Network Location

Helps if the admin has disabled CMD for you (!)

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  • I couldn't find "Network Location" on the list on Win 7 Pro.
    – pghcpa
    Sep 24, 2015 at 22:54
  • @pghcpa I see the option only in the root of "My Computer", not inside any of the network drives. Are you looking there? Sep 25, 2015 at 8:13
  • note* This gives the share path, but not the disk path.
    – Ben Plont
    Jan 23, 2018 at 18:37
  • if your drive is at location '\\name\Data1' you can retrieve the IP by: 'ping name' May 18, 2018 at 13:26
  • Also works on Win8.1 Enterprise. Thanks!
    – cxw
    Jan 25, 2019 at 14:59
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Sometimes the net use or the Win32_LogicalDisk will not show some of the mapped drives, powershell cmd:

gwmi win32_mappedlogicaldisk | select name, providername 

will work then. The corresponding windows cmd is the following:

wmic path win32_mappedlogicaldisk get DeviceID, ProviderName

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