What is the “F” drive on my computer?
Actually, there is no “F” drive on your computer. One of the features of Windows is to use drive letters to point to shared network folders. Most administrative departments have their own shared folder and the drive letter “F” is usually used to point to this folder. This means that this pointer is different for each department. The drive letter used is not significant, but the name of the folder it points to is. If you look at My Computer, it will show you the names of the shared folders and which server they are on. The process of using a drive letter to point to a network folder is called “mapping a network drive.