Mapping other user's OneDrive shared folder as a network drive


  • This question is about using OneDrive version for consumers (not OneDrive For Business), that also happens to be used in conjunction with Office 365 Home (which I believe to be irrelevant in the given context).

    In Windows (7 and up) one can map the user's OneDrive as a network drive (mapped to a drive letter) using the syntax:<cid>

    where the <cid> is the CID parameter from the ULR used to access that user's OneDrive, such as in<cid>

    If the user A has access to a shared folder that is owned and shared by user B, is it possible to use <g class="gr_ gr_60 gr-alert gr_spell undefined ContextualSpelling ins-del multiReplace" data-gr-id="60" id="60">this 'd</g> approach' to also map that shared folder as a network drive?

    If yes - how, what is the syntax for the path to the mapped location?

    Using the user B's CID, as in<user-b-cid>, does not work.

    Thank you.

    • Edited by lasica Tuesday, December 15, 2015 2:18 PM
    Tuesday, December 15, 2015 2:12 PM

All replies

  • To use the same set of credentials to map a shared folder by user B, use the syntax:<cid>/<shared-folder-name>

    when mapping the drive in Windows, where shared-folder-name is the name of the user B's folder that is shared. No need to use the user B's CID.

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    Wednesday, January 06, 2016 9:38 PM
  • Hello,

    In general, i noticed 2 issues with mapping the drive:

    1-<cid> works fine, BUT folders shared with me are not showing. In another forum someone suggested to sync the shared folder, which would obviously work but defies the purpose of mapping (i cannot afford loading GBs on my laptop drive).

    2-<cid>/<shared-folder-name> does not seem to work at all, i get an error saying "the network name cannot be found"

    Thank you!

    Thursday, May 10, 2018 11:32 AM