Windows 10

How to Map OneDrive as a Network Drive to See All Your Files

In Windows 10 you can easily select which folders get synced between OneDrive online and OneDrive folder on your hard drive but the File Explorer will not show you the data that is stored only on OneDrive cloud storage space. There is a method for overcoming this limitation which will let you see as well as access all the files which you have in OneDrive and that is to map it in a network drive. Mapping of OneDrive in Windows 10 will make it work similarly the way OneDrive works in Windows 8.1. You can see a full list of files and folders which are available even the ones which are not stored locally on your system. Once the OneDrive is mapped you can double click on any file which is stored online which will download it to your machine. You can also learn How to Format a Hard Drive For Windows 10. Now in order to map OneDrive as a Network Drive you can follow these simple steps.

  • 1st of all you are required to log into
  • Now you need to copy the CID number from the address bar. These are actually the numbers and letters after the “cid=” part of the URL. Remember don’t include any other characters that separate the CID like % or &.
  • Now in the Windows Explorer, go to This PC.
  • Now you are required to click on Computer tab and then “Map network drive”.
  • Now in the Folder field you need to enter which should be followed by CID which you had copied in the step 1.
  • Now in the next step check the “Connect using different credentials” box.
  • Now click Finish and the enter your OneDrive login.
  • With these simple step you will see all of your OneDrive folders and files under This PC in Windows Explorer.
Windows 10

How to Format a Hard Drive For Windows 10

In this tutorial you will learn how to format an external drive in Windows 10. Witht he below mentioned step by step guide you can format the external drive on older versions of Windows i.e. Windows 7 and up. In this tutorial we will be using exFAT in place of FAT32 which is another filesystem that can be read by both windows and Mac. FAT32 has a maximum 4GB file size limit and on the other hand exFAT can work with files which are as large as 16EB (exabytes). In order to format the external drive you need to folllow these simple steps.

  • 1st of all you need to connect the drive to your Windows PC.
  • Now you need to open the Disk Management tool and it can be done by typing “diak format” or “disk management” in your Windows search or you can go to Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Create and format hard disk partitions.
  • Now you need to right click on the external drive’s partition or the unallocated space which you want to format and select New Simple Volume…
  • Now in the next step you are required to follow the wizard to select a volume size.
  • IN the next step you are required to assigna drive letter.
  • Now you need to select exFAT as the file system in the Format Partition screen.
  • Now give the volume a new name.
  • Now you need to click next and then click Finish.
  • With these simple steps you will be able to format the drive as exFAT and you will also be able to use the drive on Windows.