The mapping pane allows defining mappings for shortcuts (LNK) or textual links (as used with the service menu). Mappings are useful in the following situations:
- Your colleagues send you links in emails, which use drive letters. In this case, you can define a mapping for the drive letter to a network drive.
- You have a local copy of a Windows hard disk and the LNK files do not work. In this case, you might want to map all links to a local path.
- You want to map a network link to a local directory because you have a local copy.
Note that mapping can be enabled/disabled at any time in the preferences pane to toggle the behavior.
Mapping of drive letters
To map a drive letter to a network drive (i.e. Drive letter “I” to mount point “myMount” on host “MyHost”):
- Enter the drive letter into the “Map From” field (in the form I:).
- Enter the network mount into the “Map To” field (//MyHost/myMount). Alternatively, you can also select the “Map To” field and drag a mounted drive to the entry field or use the browse button.
Mapping to an alternative path
To map a link to a local copy:
- Enter the link into the “Map From” field. Alternatively, you can also drag a shortcut (LNK) file into the selected entry field, or use the browse button to select an LNK file.
- Enter the local path or network path. Alternatively, you can also select the “Map To” field and drag a drive or a file to the entry field or use the browse button.
Check out video Open link from e-mail and set-up for more information about Mapping of drive letters.
For more information about how to enable/disable the Mapping, check out the following section of this video Winshortcutter: download, installation and tool set-up.
WinShortcutter has tutorial videos for an easier understanding of the product features, functions, and installation process. The videos are available on TECH-ARROW’s YouTube channel.