Nowadays, many people like to use network drives to store files, and we generally manage files through web pages or clients, which is more convenient than client management, but not all network drive service providers offer clients for users to use, which causes a lot of trouble for many users to manage. However, we can borrow third-party software programs to manage the files in the relevant network drive.
Installing software to map network drives
We first download and install RaiDrive, a client software (https://www.raidrive.com), whose biggest feature is that it maps network drives to the system’s disk directory, so that users can manage network drive files as if they were on a local hard drive (Figure 1).
Launch RaiDrive, click the “Settings” button in the upper-right corner of the pop-up window, and then select “Simplified Chinese” from the “Language” list in the pop-up menu, thus making the software interface into the familiar Simplified Chinese information (Figure 2).
Now click on the arrow button in front of “Settings” to close the current settings menu and return to the main window of the software. Then click the “Add” button in the upper right corner, and in the pop-up menu we can see the types of services supported by the software. These include some well-known foreign network drive services, as well as WebDAV protocol, FTP protocol, SFTP protocol and other services. Since many network drives now support WebDAV protocol and FTP protocol, we can use it to add settings for network drives.
Tip: The mapping operation of network hard disk is executed by this software, if users do not run this software they will not be able to complete the mapping operation of network hard disk. So in order to avoid inconvenience to users, it is recommended that they click on the “Settings” button and check the “Run automatically when Windows starts” option in the pop-up menu.
Add the required network drive service
For example, 1Fichier network drive supports FTP protocol, so click “FTP” in the “Service Type” list. Next, set a disk letter in the “Virtual Drive” list, so that when we finish setting it up, we will display the files in the network drive by this disk letter in the disk list. Then select the “Connect automatically after login” option and set the FTP connection address of the network drive, as well as the corresponding network drive account and password information below (Figure 3).
Once the settings are completed click the “OK” button to automatically return to the main interface of the software and start connecting to the set network drive. Once the connection is successful, the information of the network drive will automatically appear in the main interface list of the software (Figure 4). Double-clicking the option of the network drive will automatically jump to the virtual drive in the list of disks, so that we can upload, rename, delete, reorganize and other management operations for the files therein.
Tip: If users have multiple different network drives, they can also follow the above method to add settings. This will not only get rid of the client for file management, but also allow you to move files between different network drives.