In this manual we will show you how to configure Windows 10 to detect your Cloud Storage as another folder on your computer.
A Cloud Storage or cloud storage, is a data storage model based on computer networks, devised in the 1960s, where data is hosted in virtualized storage spaces.
Basically, we can have a secure space in the cloud where we can store different files, videos, photos, etcetera.
The first step is to contract your Cloud Storage. If you are not a SW Hosting customer you can contract it through the following link: https://www.swhosting.com/es/cloud/storage and if you are a customer you can contract it following the next manual.
Once you sign up, you will receive an email with the authentication credentials, it is very important that you have them at hand at the time of configuration.
To configure your Cloud Storage in Windows 10 as if it were another folder on your computer, open the file explorer, right click on "This computer " and click on the option "Add a network location ".
A pop-up window will then open with the wizard to configure your network location, click on the "Next " button.
It will ask you where the network location is, select "Choose a custom network location " and click "Next ".
It will ask you to specify the address of the network location, you have it in the mail you received with the credentials, just add "ftp://" in front of the server. In the case of this example, the complete address is: "ftp://storage2.swhosting.com". Enter it and click "Next".
In the next step, you will be asked for the user to connect to the Cloud Storage, you have it in the credentials email that you received when you created the service (the password will be asked for later when you connect for the first time). Uncheck the "Log in anonymously " checkbox, enter your username and click the "Next " button.
Next, it will ask you for a name for the network location, you can give it any name you want, in our example, we have left "swhosting". Once you have set the desired name, click the "Next " button.
Finally, it will inform you that the network location has been successfully created, you should make sure that the checkbox for "Open this network location when I click Finish " is selected and click "Finish ".
Then, the folder will open in the cloud of your Cloud Storage and you will be asked for the password (you have it in the mail with the credentials), enter it, select the checkbox "Save password " and you have your folder created.
From now on, whenever you turn on your computer, open your file explorer and click on "This computer ", you will have the "swhosting" cloud folder.