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How to Use CloudBerry Drive with Microsoft Azure

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This post explains how to configure CloudBerry Drive to mount your Microsoft Azure account as a network drive to your Windows computer. With CloudBerry Drive you can work with files in Microsoft Azure directly from the Windows Explorer interface, the same way as if they were on your local drive.

Mounting your Microsoft Azure account as a network drive to a computer is a two-step process: you first need to add Microsoft Azure account to CloudBerry Drive and after that just use CloudBerry Drive to mount this account to your computer.

Let's get started!

Sign Up for Microsoft Azure

Please, find a step-by-step instruction on how to sign up for Microsoft Azure cloud storage in the following blog: How to Get Started with Microsoft Azure 

Adding Microsoft Azure Account to CloudBerry Drive

1. Navigate on the Drive icon in the system tray

Tray icon

and choose Options.

S3_Drive_Options2. Switch to the Storage Account tab and click Add.

S3_Drive_Add3. Select Microsoft Azure from the Storage Provider drop-down list, type a name for your account and specify Microsoft Azure access keys. Then hit OK.

drive_azure_addNote: To get your Microsoft Azure access keys, you can refer to our blogHow to Find Microsoft Azure Access Keys

4. You will see your Microsoft Azure account displayed in the list of accounts.

drive_azure_listed

Now your Microsoft Azure account has been successfully added to CloudBerry Drive. Follow the instruction below to mount this account as a network drive to your computer.

Mounting Microsoft Azure Account as Network Drive to Windows Computer

1. In the CloudBerry Drive Options, switch to Mapped Drives tab and click Add.

S3_Mapped_Drive2. From the "Storage Account" drop-down menu, select the Microsoft Azure account you want to mount and specify the rest cloud drive settings. In the Path field, click Browse button to specify the full path to the Microsoft Azure storage bucket.

drive_azure_settings3. You will see your Microsoft Azure account in the list of mounted drives.

drive_azure_mapped4. Finally, reboot your computer. Now you can access Microsoft Azure directly from Windows Explorer and/or other applications.

drive_azure_local_drive

Conclusion

Using CloudBerry Drive, you can mount your Microsoft Azure account as a network drive to your Windows computer and use it just like any other hard drive. You can drag and drop files to it and they will be instantly saved in the cloud. The 15-days fully functional trial version of CloudBerry Drive is available absolutely for free. Just download our product and check if it meets your needs and requirements!

Check out the related post: How to Use Amazon S3 with CloudBerry Drive

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Alexander N
Alexander is the director of marketing at CloudBerry Lab and has been an important member of the company since its inception. He is an expert in IT-marketing and has extensive knowledge of cloud storage services. Alexander cooperates with cloud vendors, MSPs, VAR’s and communicates the market needs and trends to our team. View all posts
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