The Microsoft Windows command line is the old MS-DOS prompt that is familiar to many older computer users. Drives were mapped to remote computers using MS-DOS commands before Windows had its wizard to map a network drive. This process is still used today. It allows you to access the files and programs located on the another computer.
Click the Windows "Start" button and enter "cmd" into the text box. Press "Enter" to open your MS-DOS prompt in Windows.
Enter the following command into the MS-DOS prompt:
net use x: \computer\drive$ /user:administrator
The "x" letter is the drive letter shown in your list of drives. This can be any letter. Replace "computer" with the name of the network computer. The "drive$" text points to the remote computer's drive. For most users, the "C$" drive is used to connect to the main system drive. Finally, the "administrator" is the user name with access to the drive.
Press "Enter". Enter a password if you are prompted. You are prompted for a password when you attempt to connect to the remote drive using a different user name than your current login.
Close the MS-DOS window and click the Windows "Start" button. Click "Computer." Notice your new network drive letter in the window. Double-click it to view a list of files, folders and programs on the remote computer.
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