The process of mapping a drive to SharePoint Online using Cloud Drive Mapper is pretty straightforward, here's a quick video explainer.

Here are a couple of additional tips and things to bear in mind when setting up SharePoint mappings.

1. SharePoint URLs

SharePoint Folder Example :-  https://<your-tenancy>

If you copy and paste a URL from inside of SharePoint Online, depending on which specific part of the site you're copying it from, you may get some extra stuff in the URL that Cloud Drive Mapper can't interpret. For example, it is common if you're looking at the library homepage that "/Forms/AllItems.aspx" will appear at the end of the URL. In this case, you would need to remove this from the URL. However, we don't auto-sanitise URLs because Cloud Drive Mapper can map drives at multiple levels of SharePoint. So it's important that you understand precisely where you want to target the drives within SharePoint and that you're making sure to remove any redundant URL path information when you paste it into our admin portal.

Note that %20 represents a space in the mapping URL. If you were mapping to a sub folder named 'Folder Name' - then the mapping URL would be - https://<your-tenancy>

2. SharePoint permissions
For Cloud Drive Mapper to successfully map a document library within SharePoint Online, users must have permission granted at both the Library-level itself and at the Site-level within which the library resides. Further details can be found in this knowledge base article.

Cloud Drive Mapper uses MS Graph API and SharePoint search crawl service in order to establish whether a user has access to a location and what type of access.

Please note that a permission change within SharePoint can sometimes take 24hrs to fully populate with the services mentioned above and thus a permission change might not take immediate effect within Cloud Drive Mapper.