In this article, we mention all about the W drive on a computer, What is W drive on computer? How to access your W Drive? Read here to find out!
What is W drive on computer?
A W drive is also known as the NTBackup, System reserve, or Backup Partition. If your hard drive crashes and you need to access your data but don’t have it backed up, a W drive will come in handy. The idea behind these external drives is that they are located in remote locations, so if there’s a problem with the location where you have the main files stored, you can always just access them from another location.
Tip: It’s the “W” drive. You can access the W drive by double clicking My Computer. Once you are viewing the W drive, you should create a folder for your files.
How do I access W drive?
Use Windows Explorer
Open up Windows Explorer by clicking Start menu and then click This PC. This will bring up your PC files and folders on the left side with your W Drive folder on the right side.
From the Run Box
Press the Window + R key on your keyboard. Type %windir% and press Enter. It will open the Windows folder.
Use Command prompt
Open the Command Prompt and run the following command;
The command will return the name of the drive that Windows is installed on.
Why is W Drive not working?
- Go to the Start menu and type Credential Manager in the search box.
- Once you see the Credential Manager in the list, Click on it.
- Now, You will see two options – select the Windows Credentials.
- Look for dav.syncedtool.com and click the drop-down arrow to the right of it.
- Select Remove > Yes on the pop-up.
- Now return to your File Explorer Window that shows the W drive.
- Once you double-click to open it you will be prompted to put in your credentials again. Please remember to include ccc\ in front of your username.
- Now, You should be able to access the folders.