How to Properly Map Cloud Storage as a Network Drive: 4 Easy Steps

It’s become a common problem for IT engineers to provide secure cloud access to company information without duplicating effort. For your business, you may want to give your staff access to network resources like mapped drives, but struggle to find a way of doing so securely. With Triofox, you can provide remote and mobile access to your file server shares quickly and easily.

Most employees only need access to a mapped drive to remain productive. While various tools can help you do this, you may find implementations that lead to problems. Some require you to duplicate the information or have connections that time out, needing you to re-authenticate in a web browser. Triofox provides reliable, secure access to information inside your company network by mobilizing your onsite servers, folders, or files.

4 Steps to Properly Map Cloud Storage as a Network Drive in Triofox

If you need to make a network drive available as a map cloud storage location, you can use Triofox to achieve this quickly. It doesn’t require you to change your current operating system while making your files accessible in a virtual drive. You can see some other issues users experience with different solutions from this post.

1. Installing Triofox

To start, you’ll need to download and install the Triofox Client. Before you can download the clients (available for Windows and Mac), you should log in to your Triofox account. You can find the links to the different clients at the top of the page. Select the package and download the Windows Client Installer. After the download completes, run the package.

2. Logging In to Triofox

Once the installation completes, you’ll receive a prompt to log in to your Triofox account. Enter the details to authorize your Triofox client and establish a connection to your Triofox credentials. If you want the client to launch at startup, select the “auto-login next time’ option before completing the process. You can find your client in the programs and tasks menu.

3. Accessing the Files and Folders You Want

There are two ways you can configure your access to your files and folders. With Triofox Cloud Drive, you have direct, on-demand access to your files. Alternatively, you can use bi-directional folder synchronization between your client and cloud drives. After installing the client, you can find your cloud drive in your system tray. From here, you can manage Triofox including synchronization settings, accessing the web-portal, or open up your Management Console.

4. Connecting to Your Cloud Storage Drive

After you’ve set up the way you want to manage your files, you can access your cloud drive like any mapped folder. Using the Windows Explorer, you’ll find your drive below the This PC section. Simply drag and drop files into the folder and manage all functions just like any local storage device.

Easily Map a Cloud Drive in Triofox

Triofox is perfect for small businesses or large enterprise deployments. It uses your existing security policies and drive access rights to ensure you can manage who has access to what information. For situations where you want to provide cloud access to authorized users, you can get up and running quickly with Triofox as your cloud management tool. Additional features allow you to lock files, limit offline access, or manage access rights in the Management Console.

If you need a secure, fast, and reliable way to map cloud storage to a network drive, start a free trial of Triofox today.