You can use the Map network drive feature in Windows 8 to easily access a remote folder in your network. This feature is useful when you have to access a folder which is in another computer in your network. Instead of clicking on “Network” icon in navigation pane in File Explorer, and then browsing the folder you can create it as a drive which you can access by clicking on “Computer” icon in your desktop.
To map a network drive, first you need to make sure that you have turned on network discovery for your current profile.
Then, to map network drive to access remote folder in network in Windows 8, follow the below given steps:
1) Click on “Computer” icon in your desktop.
2) Then, click on “Map network drive” at the top in the “Computer” tab.
3) Specify a drive letter for this folder. For example, Z:
4) Click on “Browse” and select the network folder which you wish to map.
5) Select option “Reconnect at sign-in” to automatically reconnect to the drive.
6) Click on “Finish”.
In “Computer”, a new network drive will be created under “Network Location”.