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Solved: Mapped drives hidden in Windows XP Explorer

Q: Solved: Mapped drives hidden in Windows XP Explorer

I have a XP Pro SP2 workstation that runs a login script that maps a few drives.
When I look in my computer or in explorer they do no show up. If I go to disconnect a network drive they are all listed as connected. all shortcut's that use these mapped drives work.
Any ideas

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A: Solved: Mapped drives hidden in Windows XP Explorer

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I have a couple of users that when they logon, the logon scrip runs, but the shared drives are not displaying.  If they open a program and browse for files, they will see all the mapped drives.  When I try to remap the drives, I get a message that
the drive is already used and ask to remap.  This also make it display when you remap.  There are no error messages in the event log.
Also, if you restart the computer 2 or 3 times, it will display the drives.  IF I logon with the users account on a different Windows 7 Computer, it will display the drives the first time logon.
Computers are windows 7 Pro with all the updates.  Windows 2008 R2 Domain Controllers (2).
Please let me know if you have any questions.  Your help is greatly appreciated.
Bill

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Hello,
I have several domain computers across two locations that have started displaying strange behavior in Windows Explorer.  The computers in question are Windows 7 computers that were recently added to the domain.  Usrs are now complaining that when
they click on their mapped user drives or their department group drive and try to navigate to a folder or file, the view suddenly bounces back to either the My Documents folder or the My Computer view.  The user drives and group network drives
are located on different servers, so I'm pretty sure that the issue is not a server problem. 

To solve the problem, the users generally reboot the computer and Windows Explorer will behave fine at least until a later point in the day or the following day when the problem starts all over.
I have checked for IP address and DNS conflicts, but have not seen anything so far.
Thank you in advance for your assistance.

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On my Win 7 system, I have mapped 4 drives to a XP system using the "net use" command. They are mapped correctly as p,q,s,t on the Windows 7 system. They show up in the "Power Desk" app which is a file manager utility program. The mapped drives work correctly in that program.

However, they don't show up in explorer on the windows 7 system. All other drives are shown, but not the mapped drives. Also, if I bring up the file open dialog box from an app like notepad, they don't show up either.

On another Win 7 system, I can map the drives exactly the same way and they do show up in explorer. It must be a setting that is different on the Win 7 system that does not work.

Any ideas?

A:Can't see mapped drives in explorer

Update....

The drives that I originally mapped were mapped with a .bat file containing 4 "net use" statements.
They don't show up in the explorer windows. However, if I map a drive using the windows explorer "map network drive" dialog box, it does show up.

Also, when I bring up the "map network drive" dialog box, all the drive letters that I used in the .bat files show up as available. So that changes the question to:

If I have mapped drive using a .bat file with "net use" commands, how do I get windows to "see" them? They are clearly mapped in the system. I can do a "dir q:" from the command line and see the drive perfectly.

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I just changed my MoBo and then upgraded to Windows XP SP2. Everything is fine except My USB drives and Memory cards in the USB reader do not show up mapped in Explorer. They do show up in Computer Management. I can even assign drive letter there. But they will not show up in Eplorer even after I assign the drive letters.

CD ROM and Hard disks all show up. Sandisk media player shows up too. But not USB drives. I have seen several threads with similar issues.

I have tried the following.

TweakUI, to see if drive letters are missing.
I have asssigned letters to the USB drive and rebooted.
I have checked for any mapped drives to a network device. I have no mapped drives.

Is this a security thing with SP2??
Any other suggestions?

I can copy files back and forth by going through Manage from "My Computer" but not explorer.

Thanks in Advance
 

A:XP SP2 USB drives not mapped in explorer

By the way,

After I map the drive from "Computer Management" I can access it from the command prompt with dir h: or whatever I map the USB drive as.

It still does not show up in Explorer. I think this is an explorer issue only.
 

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I have several server drives mapped to my Surface Pro 3 tablet, and from time to time they disappear from Windows Explorer and XYplorer (an Explorer replacement). They are still there and mapped, as Net Use shows them mapped properly. But to get them tho show up in either Explorer or XYplorer, I have to physically remap them (right click: Map Network Drive...) and when I do so they already show up with the proper drive connection but won't appear unless I finish the remapping. XYplorer has a tool to reconnect all network drives, but nothing happens there.

Any ideas where the disconnect is?
Thanks, DaveD

A:Mapped drives not showing up on Explorer

If you use net use from an elevated command prompt (run as Administrator) you'll not see them in explorer.

You need to define them not a normal (non elevated) command prompt.

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I recently set up a new Win7 Pro computer for someone at my work, however, an important drive that is normally automatically mapped by our DC (Windows Server 2012 I believe) isn't mapping correctly.
Normally, our DC maps Name$ onto drive G:, however there isn't even a letter G: in explorer or Net Use in cmd and when I tried to map something to G: it says that something is already mapped there. Related but not as pressing, is the fact that F: is also
gone which I had to manually remap that drive to a different letter. However since an individual's personal drive is mapped automatically by our DC to G:, I'm not sure what to do.
I've tried to map something there via Explorer and net use \\Server\Share and I've tried G: /delete with no luck. I've tried killing and restarting explorer as well as rebooting a myriad of times to no avail. I've tried following the fixes in another thread,
but alas, my bane still looms. Does anyone have any advice or suggestions?

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One of our users has reported that their mapped drives were missing. Our user's mapped drives are all being pushed out by group policy so at first this was not an unusual report.

Upon investigation I seen the drives were in fact missing so I did a gpupdate to refresh the group policies which normally fixes the problem. This time it didn't, my backup plan is normally to manually map the drives needed until we figure why the group policy is not working.

Here is where things get weird:

When I go to map the drives, they are all already mapped. Then I find out from the user that they are all showing up correctly through their applications such as MS Office and Adobe Acrobat Pro. They can also access all of their files normally through each app. But they are not showing up in file explorer when we go to 'this PC'. A reboot normally fixes the problem though the user is starting to get a little annoyed of having to reboot each time.

Anyone have any ideas of what could be causing this?

Thanks,
~Brandon

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SOLVED

Basically when I map network drives (even just one) the EXPLORER.EXE file browser hangs. Admittedly I usually have at least 4 drives mapped at any given time. And they aren't always connected.

Now that I've removed all network drives and replaced them with "network folders" it opens instantly again.

I see the difference. The network drive link actually shows drive space used/free, not to mention a different context menu. And now it's making sense as to why it's slower.

I'm just wondering if anyone has found a way to get explorer.exe to load instantly with network drives mapped, and have explorer simply update the GUI and list the drives as they are pinged/detected, instead of the entire file explorer hanging?

I frequently access my local drives, and waiting for the network drives to be seen by windows is a pain.

Has anyone found a work-around for this? ... I might have to go back to Explorer++

SOLUTION

Delete drive mappings and re-map them.

Who knew it would be that easy...?

MORE INFO

It seems there's a bit more to this.

The mapped drives can still cause problems if there is some heavy network traffic going on. It doesn't have to be coming from/going to the mapped drives either. It can be as simple as an internet download going at about 2-4 MBps. At that point (at least for me) the entire computer is lagging (downloading to the local drive). During the download, I happened to think of my original post here and so I removed all the mapped... Read more

A:EXPLORER.EXE hangs when opening & network drives mapped

Seems to me in Vista and later there are always hassles sharing entire drives. I used USB 3.0 docking stations with WD Black internal drives. Sharing the files over the Lan what I ended up doing was making a new folder in the root and dragging all the other folders into it. Then share the folder. It's not always a viable option. But it seems quicker and more reliable when possible to use that technique.

A better answer may be to use a third party file manager that doesn't bog.

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Fresh install of Windows Enterprise 8.1
Connected PC to domain, logged in, drive mapping worked as it should.
Rebooted a few times after installing software that I normally install on my computers (from the same sources/locally from my file server, etc).  Rebooted a few more times all is well.
A few reboots later, the only drive that is mapped is X: which is my user drive done via the user profile in AD.  The rest of the mappings that normally show up done by the GPO no longer show up.
After some digging, and noticing no errors in any logs I ran NET USE in a CMD prompt window, low and behold the drives are actually mapped and I can access them via the CLI without issue.  I can navigate via their mapped drive letters, etc.
They just don't show up in Windows Explorer at all and I cannot navigate to the drive letters via the address bar.  Strangely enough, it still kinda works since the Downloads start menu item is mapped to a network drive and that still works (Q:\) and
Chrome can access it as well if I try to download something.
I'm really not sure what else to check/try here. 
Have other Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 machines (my laptop) and all works just fine, so it's only this specific install on my desktop that is showing this issue.

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Weird issue.

I have 5 drives (of 7) on a Win 7 Pro (64) computer mapped on a Win XP (SP3) computer on my home network ... IT connects to ALL 5 ...

YET, that same Win XP computer will NOT access those same 5 drives (on the Win 7 computer) through the network (unmapped) giving the message "\\hostname\X is not accessible" (but WILL connect to the other 2 drives). All 7 drives have the same sharing and security settings ...

Baffled ... any ideas????
Log:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 635 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6141 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 210, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 102398 MB, Free - 7068 MB; D: Total - 1328393 MB, Free - 715423 MB; H: Total - 2861458 MB, Free - 708331 MB; I: Total - 1430792 MB, Free - 177589 MB; J: Total - 2861458 MB, Free - 2689429 MB; K: Total - 305245 MB, Free - 71967 MB; L: Total - 2861458 MB, Free - 734646 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., GA-770T-USB3
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Solved: Mapped Drives & Drives on Network

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OK
Here is the problem

Running a peer to peer XP network at my sister's church.
8 computers in the workgroup.
Not using a domain , only a workgroup.

New Dell computer was purchased to be used as Bookkeeper Computer.

Church software files were moved from old bookkeeper computer to new one.
All other computers set up as workstations. Software runs and is installed thur mapped network drive.

The problems is that everytime we restart any workstation computers they lose the mapped drive. If you browse the network to access Bookkeeper computer you must give logon name and password to access that computer. After you log on then you can map network drive and use software.

It never work that way before the new Dell computer and always stayed mapped without logon info. I can easily access any other computer on the network with out logging on .

Church Software support says it is a network problem. But what is baffling to me is that you must use church software logon info to access the Bookkeeper computer.

Is this a logon or user account setting problem on the new Dell?

Software support told me that Bookkeeper computer had to be logged on a network administrator. I have it set to logon automatically (go to welcome screen) . I changed it in user account setting to go to windows logon screen but did not seem to help (not using a password)

Any suggestions? Help!!!!
 

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We have a problem.

We have a Windows 2003 server that contains files that need to be accessed by a collection of XP Pro clients. We initially set up mapped drives that connected these client computers to the server using a set of security credentials that matched user accounts on the server. These mapped drives "map" when the client logs into XP. Since the local login credentials on the client PCs don't match those on the server, we use "Connect using a different username" to use credentials residing in the Server userbase.

The problem occurs when we have to change the server passwords. After the change, the automatically mapped drives no longer have the correct passwords, so when they try to make the connection to the server, they generate a slew of login failures in the server event log, which then locks out that particular user.

I know that the real solution should be that the users should make the login username and password on their client PC match those on the server. They could also remap the drive using a corrected "different username and password" that also match the server. Unfortunately, this isn't going to happen.

In short, I want to set up a mapped drive to a share on a Windows 2003 Server that only authenticates when the user manually demands that the map happen. This mapping has to occur with a minimum of configuration on the user's end (meaning we can't have him manually setting up the mapped drive every m... Read more

A:Solved: What is the best way to configure mapped drives?

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I connect to a windows 2000 domain at work and have drives mapped to various servers. Why is it that after some time (like 12-24 hours) the icon for these mapped drives changes to the icon with a red "x" in it, as if it had been disconnected? I can still access the drive no problem.
 

A:[SOLVED] Mapped Hard Drives

Howdy DVation...

That happens by default, to save on server resources...

See MS article 297684 ...
 

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Working on a friend's computer...her complaint started with just a sluggish computer. She found and attempted to remove tcp.exe but of course it kept reappearing after restart. By the time I got to check the machine it would no longer restablish it's 2 network mapped drives. Keeps kicking back with "Network path not found" on both.

I've renamed my laptop to her settings and was able to connect easily to her network and see/map her drives to my laptop. But the minute I go back and plug in the network cable and restart her machine, it still kicks back w/ "path not found".

I've run Ad-Aware and cleaned it down from 97 critical to 0. I've run Spybot and found 2 DSO Exploits and 1 "Error During Check: Cabrotor (Datei C:Winnt win.ini kann nicht geoffnet werden" which Spybot 'says' it fixes all 3.

I've run Trojan Hunter and cleaned 1 trojan (though it alerted to 12 possible trojans). Now I'm down to running HJT.

I've attempted to remove/fix the O2 record for 'rvsbil.dat' but it keeps coming back. And the references to 'libsvr' concern me but I can't find any info on it anywhere on the web. I've tried running HJT while in safe-mode to fix libsvr and rvsbil but they come back after restart.

Will someone please take a look at the following log and help me get this machine clean? I'm not sure what files need to be removed to stop the bad stuff from coming back.

TIA
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A:Solved: Can't reconnect mapped network drives, plz help w/HJT log

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I have some wireless Netbooks running XP, that are occasionally not picking up all the mapped network drives that the logon script depicts. The most common being the users save drive.

The logon script works fine upon ethernet between all other computers, so the issue maybe related to the WIRELESS network.

oNet.MapNetworkDrive "driveletter:", "\\servername\drivename" is the command from the logon script.

Side notes-
*Sometimes the drive is there, but nothing inside.
*Had some trouble on our new Win7 computers originally, although no longer. I believe it was a different problem.
*All profiles/user folders have been given full access for the purpose of seeing if it a security issue, has not made a difference.

Any common faults that could be causing this issue?

cheers,
Frenz
 

A:Solved: Mapped Network Drives Issue!

bump!
 

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Hi,

First - I have searched this forum and many others for an answer to this, and whilst it appears to be a common problem none of the suggested solutions have worked for me. I'll try to remember what I have tried and provide detail here.

My setup: I have a network with a Western Digital NAS. Several computers are on the network, some connected via ethernet cable and some via wireless. The NAS has several shares that are password protected so that only certain users can map to them - each PC has its own private share used for backup.

The problem device is a Fujitsu Seimens Amilo laptop with Vista as the OS. When trying to display a map of the full network it is unable to display one - I have tried all of the solutions described by the Vista help but none of them work.

When using Map Network Drive and trying to browse for the NAS, nothing is seen - the only computer showing on the network is the Vista laptop. If I type in the share name using \\nas_name\share_name it won't connect but if I use the IP address, such as \\192.168.0.101\share_name, then it does connect. I enter the password, select Reconnect at logon and the drive is mapped.

If I put the laptop to sleep the drive is still mapped when it wakes. The drive remains mapped for as long as the laptop is on but if I reboot it then the drive is lost. In fact, there are two mapped drives, one with a password and one without. After a reboot the drive with the password is still showing, but as a disconnected dr... Read more

A:Solved: Vista Mapped Drives Disappear After Reboot

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Hello all,
I have several computers on a network hooked to a server. All of these computers are running XP and have are mapped to a drive on my server. The problem is, once in a while the mapped drive will suddenly not be there. I can manually remap them and sometimes I have to remap 2 or 3 times before it keeps. Another strange aspect is that the other computers on the network aren't experiencing issues at the same time. I get one up and running, then a few days to a couple weeks later another experiences the same issues. Anyone with any ideas would be appreciated.

-Frustrated
 

A:Solved: Mapped network drives unmapping at boot

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We are trying to install an business banking application (XP vintage software) in Windows 8.1 Pro but it cannot see the mapped drives.

A:Old application can't see mapped drives in Windows 8.1

Hi,
As my understanding, you encounter the issue that the mapped drive doesn?t appear in you Windows 8.1. If there is any misunderstand, please help to clarify.

For this issue, we can try following steps to check the results:
Step 1: Disable Fast startup in Windows 8.1 and restart computer.
How to Turn "Fast Startup" On or Off for a Hybrid Boot in Windows 8 and 8.1
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/6320-fast-startup-turn-off-windows-8-a.html
Step 2: Let?s try to map this driver again via command line:
How to Map Network Drives From the Command Prompt in Windows
http://www.howtogeek.com/118452/how-to-map-network-drives-from-the-command-prompt-in-windows/

If the issue still persists, please try to install the latest network adapter driver from manufacturer website to see what?s going one.

In addition, I recommend you check the compatibility of this app on Windows 8.1 compatible center. Since the incompatible app may cause many issues on your current system:

Compatibility Center
http://www.microsoft.com/en-in/windows/compatibility/CompatCenter/Home?Language=en-IN

Hope these could be helpful.Kate Li
TechNet Community Support

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Hi
I have a problem with a Windows 7 Pro PC in SBS2K11 domain.
After some time the PC looses all mapped drives in "Computer", but I can see the mapped drives via Explorer
Via Network connection I can see everything and I can open files etc.

If I make a restart of the PC the mapped drives are back again in "Computer"
In Event log there are no errors
We have updated firmware og drivers
A hint would be nice
Best Reagrds


John B

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We are a college campus and faculty and staff are using Windows 7 enterprise
with SP1. I also have 3 servers running DFS. Prior to installing Windows 7 DFS
worked fine for a couple of years now some not all are having issue connecting
to the DFS share they are mapped to it just shows a RED X. After period of time
it will come back by itself. But again another day it reverts back to the RED X
when we click on the RED x drive it prompts us for username and password but
when we enter credentials it just keeps prompting and won't stop
I had one user told me she was prompted for credentials after clicking on the
DFS drive that had the RED X and gave up. she came back from lunch and the red x
was gone.
After a period of time all users experience differenct times the RED x
disappears and the user can use the drive a day or two later the RED x appears
again. the only recourse we have is the map the user directly to the server and
not use dFS

A:isse with Windows 7 and mapped DFS drives

There are some registry tweaks you can do to resolve this issue, can you try out the following settings on a single machine to see if it resolves the issue:

Click Start, click Run, type regedit (Windows 2000 or Windows Server 2003) or type regedt32(Windows
NT 4.0), and then click OK.Locate and then click the following key in the registry:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\lanmanserver\parameters

In the right pane, click the autodisconnect value, and then on the Edit menu, click Modify. If theautodisconnect value
does not exist, follow these steps:

On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click REG_DWORD.Type autodisconnect, and then press ENTER.
On the Edit menu, click Modify.Click Hexadecimal.In the Value data box, type ffffffff, and then click OK.
NOTE: The client-side session is automatically disconnected when the idling time lasts more than the duration that is set
in KeepConn. Therefore, the session is disconnected according to the shorter set duration value between AutoDisConnect and KeepConn. To change the time-out duration in the client-side during a UNC connection, specify the arbitrary time in KeepConn.
Locate and then click the following key in the registry:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Service\lanmanworkstation\parameters
Value: KeepConn 
Data type : REG_DWORD 
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I have some drives being mapped in a logon script that is set up on my domain account on a Windows 2003 server system. They map fine under Windows XP, however I have just set up a new Windows 7 system to begin testing and logged on with the same account, but the drives are not mapped. So I am guessing the logon script is not running, but I'm not sure. I searched the web for this issue and others are having it, but there were no definite answers that I could find. Surely someone else has come across some information on this issue.

Thanks. Have a happy Thanksgiving.

A:Mapped drives not showing on Windows 7

win 7 box added to the domain?
in the same OU as the xp box?

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I'm ready to pull my hair out. Seriously. Something so simple..

Alright I have a user. I recently moved her documents folder to their domain server for backup purposes. I moved the folder to a directory I made for her on the data drive with permissions for R/W just for her. I shared the drive and mapped it to her PC. I right clicked on the mapped drive and clicked always available offline. Took like 5 minutes for the process to complete (she's got a lot of stuff..) I also added the mapped drive to the documents library. I also moved the documents location to the mapped drive. Simple right?

Windows search turns up absolutely nothing I search for. I went into the server (SBS2003) and installed the indexing service too. Added the entire data drive to it. Still nothing. I'm stumped and this lady is getting extremely irritated.

Does anyone know something I might be missing here?

A:Windows 8.1 search in mapped drives not working..

Read here, especially the first Tip: Search in Windows 8

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For the past few years, I've periodically had issues when it came to trying to authenticate to a mapped share that resides on a system that also has shares which can be accessed anonymously.

For example, my WD NAS device contains a share which I have to authenticate to, and then there's two other folders which anyone can access. Despite me using valid credentials, I can't authenticate to the protected share.

If I reboot my system and authenticate to the protected share before the public shares, then all is good. Vice versa, not so great. I'm using Windows 8.1 Enterprise (64-bit), and I've had this issue in past with Windows 7 as well.

I believe if I terminate explorer.exe and try authenticating to the protected share, all is well, but I don't want to do that because I love my system notification icons.

Can anyone please shed some light on what's going on here? Is there a service I can simply restart?

A:Windows and its stupid mapped drives issues

When you map a drive, make sure the Reconnect at logon box is checked. That file should be authenticated at the next logon.

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I’m setting a new laptop for my boss, he will map to several network shares as it boots up. Each share requires a username and password. I mapped these drives, logged in the first time, put in the username and passwords etc with no problems. (we are not on a domain)
We have a DHCP server that gives the IP address to the Laptop.

When I reboot, I get a message from Windows “Could not connect to all Network drives” “Click here to check the status of your network drives”

I see all the mapped drives with little red x’s, clicking on them prompts me to enter a username and password, even though I’ve checked “remember my credentials”

He is going to be pissed if he has to put in his username and password every time he logs on, can you tell me how to fix this?

Is there a “network connection wizard” buried somewhere in Windows 7?
 

A:Windows 7 laptop connecting to network - mapped drives

Does the laptop windows account have a password ? I recall from somewhere that the windows account must have a password first.
 

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Here is the situation, and i've repeated it on more than one machine:

Windows 7 Prof 32 bit, with Office 2003 SP3 on a Dell laptop. Everything works fine when on the network and connected. If the user takes the laptop offsite without shutting it down first and still has mapped drives when he tries to save a document the drop down menu will hang any Office app.

To explain a bit more... in the Save As dialog box, the drop down menu to change locations it was freezes it up. After about 30 seconds or so the menu will finally appear and the application will be happy again. The user doesn't have that kind of patience though.


This isn't a new issue, I've found its due to the mapped network drives being unreachable. I do not have this problem in XP, only Windows 7. This is very annoying to the user. Short of removing the mapped drives with a script that the users has to run when they leave the office what can I do? I've looked around the web a lot and can't find much more than "disconnect the mapped drives" and I dont think of that as a solution so much as a work around. The user is the CEO of the company I work for and he often uses his laptop at home, then gets in the car and uses it on his way to the office (obviously he isn't driving himself) and then gets into the office and wants his drives to just magically work.

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A:Office 2003 on Windows 7 - disconnected mapped drives

I feel for you - that being said, I would probably look into an offline folder syncronization solution.
You can trick these people into thinking they're saving to the network, but they will simply be saving to an offline folder that will sync with said network folders.

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I have a Windows PC used purely for storage. It is shared by 10 other Laptops.

The laptops are running Windows 10.
I created users on the Win 7 PC.
Shared the folders.
Created mapped drives on the Win 10 laptops.
This has been operating with very few issues for a number of years.
Today 2 laptops are unable to access the mapped drives.
I have uninstalled the Antivirus.
I have updated the Intel Lan cards.
Run Ipconfig /renew. Wouldn't renew.

Changed the registry setting - HKey-Local Machine\system\... to allow access.
PROBLEM solved - Windows 7 update caused a conflict. Rolled back to a previous restore point - Bingo it worked.

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MACHINES

File Server: Windows 2003 Server
Domain Controller: Windows 2003 Server
Client: Windows 8.1 Pro

PROBLEM

The client is not a part of the domain which the file server and obviously the domain controller are. The mapped drives are added on the client using DOMAIN\User (along with password).

Every morning when coming into the office, I have to reboot my machin ein order to get my mapped drives back. This is very annoying. The same issue when I log in remotely (using RDP) when working at night. I have to then reboot the machine in order to gain access to my mapped drives.
It seems at random, my mapped drives (residing on the file server) goes away. It has happened once while I was actively working on the client. But daily the above issue occurs.

I'm at a loss to what to try. Most issues I've seen are related to mapped drives disappears when the machine is rebooted, but my issue is reversed, so those fixes I've tried that has been suggested do not apply or work.



Any help in finding a solution to the very annoying problem is greatly welcomed.

Side Note: Windows XP and Windows 7 machine do not have this issue and they add the mapped drives in exactly the same way.

A:Windows 8.1 randomly drops mapped network drives

Who is in charge of the network?

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I have two Windows 7 Ultimate computers and around 10 Windows XP (Home and Professional, SP2 and SP3) computers trying to connect to it. It's just a LAN (no internet access).

I have set all of the password-protected sharing off on the Win 7 systems. I have tried opening up ALL of the permissions and such (since security is not really an issue).

The problem I'm having is this:

When I try to map the network drive, it won't let me merely connect to it. So, I have to click map network drive on the XP computer and hit "login with other credentials" and enter the username/pass for the user account on the Win 7 machine (we'll say Bob for user and Smith for password for the sake of example). It will mount the share (which is actually the C:\ root of the drive) just fine.

The only problem is the moment you restart the Windows XP system, it will lose the connection. My fix for it was to create a .bat file that contained the following:


Code:

net use S: /delete

net use S: \\Server1Win7\server1win7 Smith /USER:\Bob /PERSISTENT:YES

net use T: /delete

net use T: \\Server2Win7\server2win7 Smith /USER:\Bob /PERSISTENT:YES

I put it in the Progam Files\Startup folder to run upon boot. For the most part, it seems to work after a fashion. Some of the computers, though, will drop the connection to the two Windows 7 systems and need to be rebooted 1-2 times before they get it back again. Even clicking the .bat file manually will have the same ... Read more

A:Windows 7 dropping conenctions from XP systems with mapped network drives

I am surprised the batch file works at all with spaces in the path. Normally if there are spaces you need to enclose the path in quotation marks.
 

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I would like to restrict access to network drives by Windows Search.
When i make a search and select 'Computer', the mapped drives are also taken into account, which i do not want.
Note that i know the content is not being indexed, and i double checked that this is not allowed. however, i don't want that a local search ends up looking on the network for files. Is there a way to avoid this ?
On a similar topic, does one know the registry path for the setting "Don't use the index when searching in file folders for system files" ? This setting makes searching for system files work (nothing else seems to do the trick) and i would like to set it
as default.
thanks in advance bruno

A:Prevent Windows search from searching network mapped drives

Hi Bruno, I’m afraid it is hard to rewrite the registry for your setting “ jest don't use the index when searching in file folders for system
files”.
 
But you can try to these following steps to prevent searching special type of files (*.dll, *.NLS etc. ):
 
Start-----Control panel-----Indexing Options-----Advanced-----File Types
 
Hope it will helpful to you.

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I've got everything set correctly in order to view hidden files, but they won't show up. It just says there are hidden files in the Status Bar at the bottom of Windows Explorer. I can however view hidden files fine in a program such as xplorer2 lite. This just started recently and I didn't change any of the view options settings. Here is the hijackthis log. I renamed the .exe to Spyware.exe because I was told to do that on a previous occasion.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 8:26:15 PM, on 5/5/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\TGTSoft\StyleXP\StyleXPService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2ZS\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe
C:\WINDOWS\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\Program Files\Google\Gmail Notifier\gnotify.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Elaborate Bytes\VirtualCloneDrive\VCDDaemon.exe
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\LogMeInSystray.exe
C:\Program Files\TGTSoft\StyleXP\StyleXP.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMBgMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BTTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\SetPoint.exe
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A:Solved: Can't see hidden files in Windows Explorer

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Our users sometimes map drives temporarily and forget to unmap them. I'd like to add something which verifies the existance of a drive or the mapping will be removed. Something like (before we map the mandatory drives):

For each mapped drive, check and see if it can connect. If it's not, then disconnect.

Thanks
 

A:Windows 2000 Login Script: Disconnect erroneously mapped drives

net use * /d /y
 

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I have yet to get an answer to the issue that I am dealing with so hopefully someone here can send it to me.

I administer a large downtown skyscraper that was networked in a really stupid way. There are 71 customers with Internet access via a Netopia 9100 router to a Cisco 7209. Some of these customers connect to a Windows 2003 server for file server services. To get to this file server their connection will go through this Netopia to the File server's public interface which works just fine.

Quick drawing:

Customers LAN (DHCP from Netopia) ---> Netopia ---> File server or Cisco 7209 ---> Internet

Customers map the drive via \\fileservername\share
Now the issue is when two or more workstations behind the same Netopia map a drive to the file server. Once two or more are mapped the first connection that was initiated is killed. In other words you cannot have concurrent connections to the file server from behind the same Netopia router.

This server used to be a 2000 server but I am not blaming the server in this situation. For testing I connected one customer directly to the file servers second NIC:

Customers switch ----> Second NIC on file server

Once I did this the customer would map the drive like

\\private IP\share

This customer does not have the issue and can connect multiple workstations concurrently to the file server with no drops at all.

So to conclude, customers mapping from behind the same Netopia 9100 cannot keep concurrent connections. ... Read more

A:Mapped network drives, windows 2003 server and Netopia routers

I was wondering if you know how to direct an ip 80 and 21 port to open on a Netopia
 

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Server has been great and online for about 7 months without issue.  Three times over the last two weeks, all clients' mapped drives just drop and Windows Explorer hangs...  I am not able to disconnect drives via command prompt, nor remap drives
via command prompt.  However, I can ping the server and remote desktop to the server perfectly.  No errors in logs on workstations or server.  Affects all workstations (60+ running Windows 7 Pro) simultaneously.  Client mappings to
other servers (Windows 2008 R2) running on the same switch are unaffected.  Reboot the 2012 server and you can reconnect to mapped drives by clicking on them in Windows Explorer.  Any ideas?

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When a user is connecting to our VPN network the domain accounts gets locked in under a minute.

VPN user and pass are automatically saved in Windows Credentials (control panel).
When the user logs on to VPN the domain account lockes out because it has mapped drives through GPO and it tries to connect to them with saved VPN user and pass. If I delete saved VPN windows credentials theres no problem, but windows always saves back the
credentials.
Anyone who knows about this? I don't really want to install other VPN client .. 

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I opened my computer the other day and when I clicked "computer" to go to my mapped networks drives to my surprise there are no hard drives or mapped drives displayed anymore.

Even when I go "open" in excel for example I don't see the drives.

I tried uninstalling sp1 in hope it would fix the problem but it did not. When I go into disk management I see my hard drives.

Is there a way to fix this? I have Vista Home Premium

Thanks

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I have one problem,I connected skydrive to my Windows Explorer following this instructions How-to: Connect Your SkyDrive In Windows Explorer | mynetx
And I did it,but it shows me wrong information.
It says 136gb free of 277gb but it should be 24.99 gb free of 25 gb.
Here is a Screenshot.

My question is how do I solve this?

A:SkyDrive mapped to Windows Explorer

Not sure you can. Mine says I have 106Gb free of 155Gb total.

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Hi All

I am on a Work Network at work, windows 7 PC on a windows domain

I have a mapped network drive called \\persr11. Now it is mapped to the drive letter F:. Now the problem is that when I try to access the drive from Windows Explorer(Computer), it says: "F:\ is not accessible. Device is not ready."

However, when I access it from the search bar like this: \\persr11, it goes into the drive, all fine.

How do I remap the network drive to the letter F to access it? Prefereble Command Prompt please. I tried the following command but it did not work, not for F: and not for any other letter:

net use f: /persistent:yes \persr11
 

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Hi All

I am on a Work Network at work, windows 7 PC on a windows domain

I have a mapped network drive called \\persr11. Now it is mapped to the drive letter F:. Now the problem is that when I try to access the drive from Windows Explorer(Computer), it says: "F:\ is not accessible. Device is not ready."

However, when I access it from the search bar like this: \\persr11, it goes into the drive, all fine.

How do I remap the network drive to the letter F to access it? Prefereble Command Prompt please. I tried the following command but it did not work, not for F: and not for any other letter:

net use f: /persistent:yes \persr11

A:Mapped Network Drive accessible, just not from Windows Explorer

If you go to command prompt, or make a batch file this will work. Make sure right after the \\SERVERNAME\Directory
net use f: \\persr11\DIRECTORY /user:LOGIN_NAME PASSWORD

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First and foremost:  We did NOT have these issues with Windows XP, and still run over 60 XP machines that have NONE of these problems.
We are having ongoing problems with Windows 7 and mapped drive latency on our network.  Our environment is as follows:
Multiple servers running Windows 2008 & 2008 R2, some VMware servers (including our file server).
Windows 7 x64 came preloaded on a brand new Lenovo thinkpad, 4gb memory.  This occurs on 4 different laptops.  This problem ALSO occurs in exactly the same way on an HP Compaq x64 desktop running Windows 7 32.  All systems are
fully patched & up to date on SP's. 
Running IP 4 & 6 on all servers & Win7 machines
Connected to GB Cisco switch
We run login scripts via GPOs that map drives (with net use commands) to 3 shares on our fileserver, drives G, H and S.  A fourth mapped drive to an IBM Iseries does NOT experience these issues.
In Windows Explorer, mapped drives may or may not appear with red X's, but when clicked on they hang with a spinner and the green bar at the top of Explorer begins to run.  This occurs randomly, but usually not right after boot up.  It can take
over a minute to complete.  Also, in Word, which has references to these drives in file locations, file opening and saves can be very slow as it attempts to access these shares.
This issue has delayed our roll out of Windows 7.  ... Read more

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I was recently at my friend's business and they have a really scary scenario. First they are setup in a workgroup, not domain on XP. They share files not only through explorer but through programs like Quicken, Word, etc.

Normally there are 3 users on their businesses wireless network sharing files, such as financial data, personal information, and other extremely confidential stuff. Recently as an effect of the hurricane, they had many 'students' move into the location since they were all displaced. There are now 25 different users connected wirelessly, and they are all capable of viewing, modifying, deleting this confidential information.

I suggested encrypting the wireless network, blocking off access to the students, but they have had threats from students saying they will leave if they can't get online to do their studies. The company can't really afford that, and have already had some people reset the router physically. Still, that wouldn't solve the serious security issue here...

I thought about creating password protected folders, but for some reason I can't set that up in their XP.

I am capable of making a hidden share (after turning off simple file sharing), but whenever I mapped it on the other computers and tried to access it, I got the "Access Denied". However, regular shares such as the information we're trying to secure from everyone else opens up fine.

There must be some way to totally secure this financi... Read more

A:Hidden Shares mapped, Access Denied? In desperate need for admin help on security.

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I'm running Windows 7 and I have a mapped drive to an O: drive. I also have an environment variable for a PATH location to sqlplusw (software that lets you connect to an Oracle database). I found that in Windows 7, you have to open the cmd prompt with "run as administrator". When I do this I lose access to my mapped drives. We have many people in our company using this, so we can't have them disconnect and remap the drive every time. Is there a way to fix or workaround this?Thanks,Scott

A:Windows 7 "Run as Administrator" Loses Mapped Drives

Microsoft has a work around they don't recommend: http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/mapped-drives-are-not-seen-from-elevated-command-prompt-in-vista/ Network and Systems Manager

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someone help me regarding mapping drives scenario !
after we have mapped the drives from our server, as soon as we shut down our pc and open it the drives are not showing but to the other pc it is still showing..
 

A:mapped drives

Mr. Rick,

This is the details of my PC :
O.S : Windows 2000

When i start my pc it will show something like restoring your network drive but right now it is not there, everytime i switch my pc i have to mapped the drives back again... but to the other pc even if you close their pc the mapped dirves is still there.

Thanks and Regards,
Nico
 

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We have a linux server and all the Windows 7 Pro workstations have the same mapped drives, w,x,y,z. The only problem is that the path for z is a share nested in another share, w. When we try to map z we get the message, 'Multiple connections to a server or shared resource by the same user, using more than one user name, are not allowed. Disconnect all previous connection to the server or shared resource and try again.'

How can we work around this? These drive maps mus remain the same as the server is set up by our software vendor.

A:Mapped drives

The link below talks about the problem and mentions using the IP address to access the server instead.

Multiple connections to a server or shared resource by the same user, using more than one user name, are not allowed...

Using method 1 in the link below seems to work the best.
Error message when you use user credentials to connect to a network share from a Windows-based computer: "The network folder specified is currently mapped using a different user name and password"

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Has anyone had experience with mapped drives disappearing when installing W2K SP 2? I have batch files written for users on my network defining their mapped drives, but upon installing SP2, the mapped drives all had to be mapped by hand. What gives?
 

A:Mapped Drives

Another undocumented feature!!
 

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I have a lab with win2000 machines and a win 2000 Server. I have a mapped drive to all the workstations. However when a user logs on they are not able to open the drive through many applications such as quark, photoshop, notepad. They are able to open the mapped folder with word or excel. When they open the mapped drive first they are able to open the drive using quark, photoshop or notepad. Does anyone know how to automatically keep that drive mapped? Is there a way to do that in group security? Thanks Jon
 

A:Mapped drives

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