Mapped network drive is the default file accessing method inside a corporate's network. Files and folders are served directly from corporate file servers. Windows desktop machines with group policy setup and active directory security settings have network drives automatically mapped to file server network shares and be available immediately upon a user's login to a Windows workstation.
For mobile workers, it is an advantage to read and modify files on their laptops regardless of the network conditions. When they are on the network, the offline files and folders will be synchronizing with the corporate file servers. When they are off the networks, the editing will be kept offline locally on the laptop.
Gladinet provides offline mode and file synchronization technology in its solutions. The client agent software includes on-demand synchronization with a mapped drive, local file caching, endpoint encryption, binary differential uploads, and offline mode with file synchronization for files and folders to be accessed over the Internet.
Folder synchronization is a natural way to migrate endpoint folders to centralized corporate file servers.
Continue on, file server folder synchronization is a good way to migrate file server network shared folders to private cloud storage services.