I use a lot of storage on my network, particularly on Network Attached Storage (NAS) or shares from other machines.

It can take a bit of time to map these drives to a machine, and most annoyingly, they sometimes drop so although listed, you need to delete these shares and “remount” them. In the past I have done this with simple batch files, but you want better than that don’t you?

Hence Fr Simon’s NAS Drive Mapper:

You can download the application from here.

The application is written in Java. If you don’t have it installed, you will be invited to download it from the Oracle website.

This simple GUI enables you to ascribe a drive letter to a share, supplying if needed a username and password. They are saved automatically on exit and can be added by clicking on the plus sign. To edit any entry, simply click on the item and update it. An initial install will have one entry which I have left in as an example.

Please note that usernames and passwords are stored in plain text and visible on screen. I use this at home and therefore I have no need to be any more paranoid. Anonymous shares can be connected with the username guest and a blank password.

This application works for me and I freely share it. I ask no money for it, but if you wish, I would ask you to pray for my ministry here in Plymouth: call it Prayerware if you like.