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Trouble Mapping Network Drive Windows 7

Q: Trouble Mapping Network Drive Windows 7

Hello -

Okay. Here is the scoop. I work in a small office where we have 1 desktop running Windows 7 64 bit connected by a LAN line to the wireless router, which is our "network drive". We have 1 laptop running 64 bit Vista, 1 laptop running 64 bit Windows 7, and 1 laptop running 32 bit Windows 7.

6 months ago, I loaded all of our shared files to the "public documents" folder on the 64bit Desktop, and was able to get all the laptops to access these folders, as well as to map this folder as our "network drive".

However, something happened about 2 weeks ago when we did some windows updates on our Desktop, and now none of us can re-connect / sync with the network drive. the message we get is:

\\RC-PC is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. A device attached to the system is not functioning.

Oddly enough, however, we can access the folder through the home-group. Just can't seem map the location any longer.

Any ideas?

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A: Trouble Mapping Network Drive Windows 7

Your best bet is to try and remove the offending update.
Remove an update

I should also mention that because you seem to have a mixed Op system network you should leave the Homegroup from all the Windows 7 machines and set up a Workgroup instead.

Home groups isn't really made to work in a mixed Op system network at all.

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Hello, I am having a devil of a time properly mapping a network drive, can someone please tell me the exact procedure to do so?, I have done it before multiple times but now it is not doing so properly,

I had a HDD crash on the Host computer, I retreived data back safely (Thanks Carbonite!!) But now as I attempt to re-network the small workgroup, it will not map the drive correctly. The steps go as follows:

I made all computers part of same workgroup, I had shared folder restored so I attempt to map it. I do, it has folders of different shared folder. I go directly to the shared folder I want to share, I go to properties to ensure everyone has proper permissions, I then attemp to map network drive, but the one folder I want map is not available to map.. and it's killin me.. Been on it 7 hours, and it will go to otheer shared folder as the mapped drive it won't show me the folder That I want in explorer, and the one it does show has all the shell folders but no contents.. Stumped.. THANKS IN ADVANCE..

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Is the share set up correctly with the correct permissions? You should be able to navigate to the share using the UNC path from the start > run \\computername\sharename and hit enter.

If that works map it by going to start > run and enter

net use X: \\computername\sharename

Sub X for whatever drive letter you want

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I have my work network setup with ALL Windows 7 machines and up until recently I have had no problems mapping network drives. Now, I'm having trouble mapping a network drive but only from a specific computer, my laptop. I have multiple other PC's on my network mapped to the specific drive in question, which is on my PC. I also have 2 other drives on this PC that are shared with all other computers on my network mapped to them. What is weird is that my laptop (the one that I'm having problems with) is able to connect to one of my other shared drives just fine but not the other. One of the drives is an external HD with eSata, which is the one it can connect to. The other 2 drives are internal HD on my computer, those are the 2 drives I cannot connect to because it says I need permission to connect.

The drives are shared with everyone else on my network just fine and I have been through the normal issues, Network Discovery is ON, password protected sharing is OFF, etc. Like I said, all other computers on this network connect to these drives with no problems. We are all in the same workgroup and homegroup.

I'm trying to understand why this one laptop can't connect to 2 specific drives because it says I don't have permission. When trying to map from my PC to the laptop (basically just going the opposite way to test it) I get the same error.

The error message says "Windows cannot access \\PC\Drive" You do not have permission to access _____. Contac... Read more

A:Trouble Mapping Network Drives in Windows 7

I dont have a specific answer, but it sounds like a "Sharing" or "Security" setting is different. What I would try, is, on the machine with the drives I want to share, open the "Properties" control on both drives side by side. Then work through the Sharing and Security settings on the drive that works, and set the drive that does not work just like it.

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Hi all,
Just got a Lacie ethernet disk for xmas. I have been setting it up on my laptop which has XP Pro which all works fine. Its just connects directly to my Belkin router and has given itself an IP of Ive mapped the drive into the "My Computer" area and can access all the data from there. The Network path I used which worked instantly was \\\lacie_share.

Im having a nightmare doing the same thing on the desktop in the house which has XP Home. When I try to mapp the drive it just says network path was not found. I know I am entering the correct path as Ive already checked this over and over again because I just cant understand why it isn't working. The PC is connected to the router and I can ping the both the router and the ethernet disk. (Plus I wouldnt be able to access the internet if it wasn't which i can)

Is it not possible to mapp network drives on Home edition?? Then again, if it wasn't possible then why would the option even be there at all?? I must be missing something....Can anyone help me??

Kind regards

A:Help Mapping A Network Drive In Windows XP Home Edition

I am not sure, but maybe you need to have Windows XP Pro installed. As for why it's there if it doesn't work in home edition? That's Microsoft for ya. maybe they're trying to entice you to upgrade to Pro.

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Hello, we just added a windows 8 laptop to our home network but are unable to figure out how to successfully map a network drive on this PC. We have two Win-7 Pro desktops, one Win-7 pro laptop and a Vista Laptop all connected in a workgroup and using one of the hard drives in the first desktop PC as a file repository for everyone's homework, pictures, music, etc.

Going crazy trying to get win-8 os to map a network folder connection to the shared folders on the Win-7 shared HDD.
Searching through the previous discussion threads I did not find a solution, unless I did not understand the other discussion threads. Anyone have a working solution for successfully adding a win-8 pc to an existing workgroup (not a homegroup) of Win-7 Pro(s) and a vista PCs.

Thank you in advance, dlindsey

A:Trouble Mapping Win-7 Pro Network Folders from a Win-8 PC

Nothing different about Windows 8, in this regard (besides how some services affect things. If you did not tweak services, do not worry about them.)

Check the network adapter's bindings on all machines. They should have

Client for Microsoft NetworksFile and Printer Sharing for Microsoft NetworksInternet Protocol Version 4
all enabled well.

Make sure there is a password set for the current logged on account of Windows 8 machine and remote machine. If not, set one. (Easiest if the user/pass is same as remote machine.)

Make sure you right click the folder you want to share from (on the sharing machine) and set its properties well to share, with proper access rights.

Uninstall your 3rd party firewall, if any, to test.

On the sharing machine, you can run this command to see what you are sharing from it:

net share

See if you are even able to ping the ip address or network name, of the computer you are trying to access.

Make sure there are enough allowed users to access the share for your entire network.

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We are getting the following error when mapping to a network drive of a DFS share on Windows 7:
?The mapped network drive could not be created because the following error has occurred:

A specified logon session does not exist. It may already have been terminated."
In our case, the user logs on his workstation using his regular domain account, then maps to the network DFS share using the service account of an application.
There is a fix from Microsoft (MS KB968264). But this fix requires disabling the "Network access: Do not allow storage of credentials or .NET Passports for network authentication? property. This is against the Microsoft own best practices (Network access:
?Do not allow storage of passwords and credentials for network authentication? should be set to
ENABLED), and is NOT acceptable for us for obvious security reasons.
Question: Does anyone know an alternative fix to this issue that does not introduce security risks?
Thank you in advance!

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I'm trying to map a network drive on Windows Vista that is on a computer running Windows 98. On our network we are running 4 computers that have XP on them, 1 with Windows 98 and one with Windows NT. The Vista computer connects to the computers with XP on them just fine. However when I go to connect to the 98 computer it asks for the login. I input the login i used when I mapped out the network drive on the XP computers and it wouldn't accept the login. It changed it to "Vistacomputername/login" I even tried "NTcomputername/login" and that didn't work either. The IP addresses are correct in the naming and the Vista computer is on the same workgroup. I have had no problem networking the computers together and mapping the network drive until the Vista computer wouldn't accept the login info. Any ideas?

A:Networking Windows Vista to Windows 98 And Mapping a Network Drive

This issue has been a sore spot on putting this new computer into the network. The computer connects to the internet just not the Win 98 computer. Which has me puzzled as to what could possibly be going on. I have read another post about sharing folders between Win 98 and Vista and have tried the outlined instructions to no avail. Has anyone delt with mapping a network drive from a Win 98 computer to Vista? Or could someone help point me in the right direction?

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In my new laptop, I have migrated to 7, but the majority of my data are still on my XP machine. I tired to used "Map Network Drive" from within the 7 to map the C:\ drive of the XP machine, but unsuccessful!

some useful info:
- the the workgroup on both machines is the same = WORKGROUP
- in the "Netwok"/"My Network Places" of either machine, I cannot see the other
- from 7, I can remotedesktop the XP machine with all local drives available remotely.

previously, I have mapped between XP machines with no problem, but Im wondering this time why it doest work. is it due to 7-XP incompatibility(!??) or something?

thank you for help

A:having trouble in Mapping an XP drive from within 7

Have you tried browsing for it? Open My Computer, expand Network. Does the XP machine show up there? If yes, click on it and see what it shows.

How did you setup the share on the XP machine?

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I have a Linksys BEFSR81 router and a Linksys WAP54G connected to it. I recently installed a Linksys Network Storage Link NSLU2 to the network with a Maxtor One Touch HD. I have been able to map the new network drive to my computer that is connected to the router, but I'm unable to map the drive on my second computer that is connected to the network via the AP. However I can ping the Linksys NAS from my wireless computer.

A:Mapping Network Drive on Wireless Network Problem

like most NAS devices, the Linksys nslu2 has built in security administered through a web browser. You probably need to create a user acount for the wirelessly-attached computer, either by machine name, IP address, user id, or some combination of the above. You may also have to grant permission to the user or user group for the specific share you are trying to map. hope this helps.

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Ok. I mapped my college snap server on windows 7 professional. I just upgraded to windows 7 ultimate, so I know what I need to change. I went into local security policy, and changed Network Security: LAN Manager Authentication Level to Send LM & NTLM Responses. I go to map it, and I get the servername and share right, and I type in the login details CONC\F101 for username, and nothing for password. However, it refuses to let me login. I've tried several fixes from google, including adding a key in my regedit and nothing works. Any ideas?

A:Mapping a network drive

I'm not sure which server your trying to get into here but maybe these adjustments will help.
Set Minimum session security for NTLM SSP
Disable Require 128-bit encryption

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Running Windows 7 64 bit.

I have mapped a network drive (actually it's a remote site that I rent space on) successfully through a product called Gladinet; when I try to map the same spot it does not complete successfully. I use the map network drive function under My Computer but I use the link at the bottom which says 'Connect to a website that you can use to store your documents and pictures'. Whenever I try it spins for a while and then comes back to where you put your username and password in.

Any idea why?

A:Mapping Network drive more than once

When you try to connect to a remote file share like Gladinet, if you don't specify a username and password, it uses the username and password that you used to logon to your computer. If this is not the same username and password for the remote file share, it will prompt you for a username and password.

Generally, Gladinet requires an additional program to connect to its Cloud Storage. I'd suggest you check out the Gladinet Support Forum or connect Gladinet Tech Support for help.

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HI guys

I'm trying to solve a network issue to allow an old XP desktop to be connected to a new NAS drive.

ISP is Virgin media
Router is Netgear wnr2000-100UKS
Netgear ethernet switch
attached devices:
XP desktop (ethernet wired)
Vista desktop (ethernet wired)
MAc Laptop (wireless)
Ipod touch (wireless)
Brother Network printer (ethernet wired)
MYBOOKWORLD 1TB NAS (ethernet Wired)

Everything works except for the XP cannot map to the MYbook world drive to back up data.

I can ping the IP address for the device and can also ping the server name "Mybookworld"

Have tried mapping the network drive both manually and with WD software with no success.

Gut feel is that there is a network setting incorrect somewhere but not sure what else to try?

Any help appreciated...

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I am in need of some help.
I am doing some admin work on our LAN data server, and i had access to network drive (thru samba).
It worked all the time, but nowadays, when i try to attach it, it asks for login

At first i blamed admin for this, but it seems that the problem is on my side, cuz he says it's all set as it used to before.

Can this have anything to do with something problematic on my side? or do u guys think that this is solelly problem on the server itself.

A:Mapping network drive

It seems most likely the user account setting in Samba or Windows.

Questions to help isolate trouble :
1. Can you login samba server successfully by valid user and password?
2. Does it happen to all users?
3. Have you recently change configuration in Linux or Windows?

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Here's my problem:
- I've installed a Seagate 160gb removable USB hard drive on a PC that I use in my office as a file server. It's running XP Pro. The drive works great - I can copy to it, etc. - but only from the server. The drive is labelled "F" and I have shared it. I can see it from anywhere on the server.

Problem is, I can't seem to map it from my workstation. I can browse to the drive in the "Map Network Drive" dialog box, but when I try to complete the mapping, I get the error "Not enough server storage is available to process this command".

I have no problem mapping the internal drives - any ideas why this isn't working?

Thanks for your help - whoever you are!

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I have three computers in my office. 2 are on windows 10 home, the third laptop is running windows 8.1 home. I have mapped a network drive from one of the windows 10 computers. The other windows 10 computer can access it no problem. When I try and connect
the windows 8 laptop, using exactly the same settings etc it comes up with the following error message "log on failure, user not granted requested  log on type." Please help its driving me mad!!!

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I have a VPN connection which establishes without any problems.

Netgear FVL328 --> Windows XP sp2 using Netgear prosafe client.

Once the tunnel is established I can ping any of the PC's on the network but cannot map to a shared resource on the network.

When I run the 'net use' cmd I receive the error 'network path cannot be found'

Any advice would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance

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I have a mapped network drive that will not reconnect at logon. If I double clik on that drive in "my computer" it will log on and is ok until the next restart.

A:mapping network drive

You could create a logon script (just a batch file) using the net use command and put it in your Windoze startup. When you first create the mapping in windoze explorer it gives you the option to reconnect at logon.

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i'm having problems mapping network drives, I used to map them and no user or password was asked to be inputed, now it does, can anyone help?

A:mapping network drive

That is because the PC that you are mapping the drive from has a password protected user account, there should be a tick box that allows you to save the password.

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Dear all,

I am using on my network a server running windows 2003 and 2 client computers running windows xp pro. I have created a folder on my server named "user files" and have created multiple folders, each named after the users. I have mapped each of these folders for each user under the letter U:, but to do this i have to logon to each user account, does anyone know a way that can automatically create and map this folder when i create a new user?


A:Mapping network drive

I would say the easiest way would be to make a Domain logon GPO and assign a batch file that has - net use U: \\Server\Share in it. This way as the users are created in the OU you apply the GPO to they will all have the mapped drive.

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I had to reload my OS (Windows XP) onto my laptop. I dock it at work and connect to my network. Unfortunately since I reloaded the OS I haven't been able to map my network drive as it doesn't find it. I am connected through the system as this e-mail goes through it, but it won't locate it. We have another tower computer with the same problem. I assume that there is some setting or switch that needs to be reset. Can anyone help?

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I need help mapping a network drive. I am using Win98 to map a share on a NT server. I am able to map it once I enter in the password. However, I don't want to have to enter in the password everytime I reboot my computer just to map to the share. Does Win98 have a script that I can use to map the share and enter the password automatically? Thanks for the info.

A:Need help mapping a network drive

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Hello all,

I was trying to create a batch file to enable some windows services and run a MSI from Microsoft to allow me to get rid of the access is denied for shutting down multiple computers on the network.

This THREAD (external Site) helped me get it working at home however at work there is 20 + computer and doing this on all would be abit tedious, so i figured making a batch file to do it would be more efficient.

So far this is what I have in my batch file
sc config RemoteRegistry start= auto
sc start RemoteRegistry
Stat 50005fix.msi
Click to expand...

The only part I'm not sure on is the step 3 (firewall) step.

I seen this online
netsh firewall set service fileandprintClick to expand...

but this was for a Windows 2008 server and was unsure if this would work for win7 / win8 pc's or if i added
netsh firewall set service type = FILEANDPRINT mode = ENABLEClick to expand...

Also why experimenting with my home computer that using shutdown /i will shut down the remote computer but the following command:
shutdown /s /m \\FAMILY-PC /t 60 /c Test
pauseClick to expand...

will give a access is denied message.

Thanks, flyer0101.

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I am just setting up a network with windows server 2003.
I need to write a login script that will map a drive when the user logs in.

I used:

net use f: \\server name\share

but it will not map

what am I doing wrong?

A:mapping network drive

DOes the share exist and do you have the proper permissions for that share to be accessed from your account? If you don't have the proper permissions it will not map a drive.

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I recently upgraded my router. My new router has a USB port which I plugged a flash drive into.

On my windows XP machine, I went to "map network drive" was able to map the drive.

However, On my Windows 7 machine, I get errors. I am not sure which error I should tend to first.

When I go to map network drive, I see where I should browse for network.. I do not see any choices.

Sometimes I get the "windows cannot access \\192.168.X.X" error -- Check the spelling of the name..otherwise there might be a problem.

Where do I begin?

A:Trouble mapping with windows 7

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i've checked the forum out for this one and couldn't find an answer, maybe someone can help me? im running xp pro.

basically i'd like to have a backup done to a mapped network drive, which happens in the early morning hours, while nobody is logged onto the computer.

i've tried doing that, and the backup fails because the network drive is not mounted automatically, and only mounts when somebody logs on - which wont happen at that time of morning.

i've tried scheduling a batch file to run just before the backup is due to occur with the "net use z: \\name of pc\name of shared folder" command. however still the backup wont work - i get the message (in the log file) that the backup medium was not accessible.

how do i get to mount a network drive automatically while nobody is logged on? or is there any other solution? any help anyone?
thanks in advance,

A:mapping network drive without logging on

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Hi all,

I'm just wondering if it is possible to map a network drive by IP address.

Thanks in advance,

A:Mapping a network drive by IP address

I would think so. Why not try it and tell us?

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I currently connect to our office server by way of an installed certificate onto my PC and then using a VPN which is first established before I can map a shared drive and work with the files stores there.

Is there a easier way of doing this ? ideally looking for a way of keeping the shortcut on my desktop and having the ability to drop and drag files between the two without having to connect and then disconnect a VPN.

This possible at all?


A:Mapping a network drive using certificate but not a VPN - possible?

The only way to use a certificate, is if you are using a Domain. VPN is for remote file servers, not in house. If this is an issue with a remote share, then the troubleshooting needs to be done there, not at the other end.

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I have a small 3 computer network. I am trying to share a folder on Computer 1 , but computer 2 cannot see it. I can ping computer 1 by name and ip address that works. I have checked to make sure the network sharing is on and that folder is shared for everyone and they are all on the same network. Computer 1 and 3 can see all computers, computer 2 can see computer 3, but not 1. I have tried mapping a drive using name and ip address, but neither see it. Computer 1 and 2 have Windows 10 home and Computer 3 has Windows 7.
Any help would greatly appreciated.


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I want to map a drive across the internet.

I to avoid using programs / services such as "go to my pc" and "pc anywhere" because I want to avoid taking control of the computer. I want the person at the remote computer to be able to use the computer while files are retrieved & stored / saved.

The computers run Windows XP Home.

They are members of a workgroup, currently in the same physical location. Soon, 1 will be moved to a remote location.

Thanks for your help.


A:Solved: network drive mapping

You really want to look into a VPN. You don't actually want to directly map a drive across the Internet without any protection. You are opening your security wide for anyone to hack/infect you.

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Ok, on my home network, I already have it so that from any computer, you can map a network drive via "\\comp-name\shared-folder

and remotely, it should work like this: "\\ipaddress\comp-name\shared-folder
HOWEVER, my home network is on a linksys firewall, and each computer only has a generic DHCP IP address. I do know my REAL IP address (WAN), but that doesn't matter because it won't find my computer because of the firewall. UNLESS, I made one the networked computers on DMZ host, but that is way too insecure.

What I want to see if its possible, is use PORT filtering. I already filter a few ports so that I can host games even on the firewall. Is it possible to set aside a random port just for remote networking.

and then would the command to connect be something like this:

How would I do this?????????/

Really appreciate help, thanks

A:mapping a network drive REMOTELY

remotely it should just be \\IP address\shared-folder

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Hello there everyone,

can i connect to a network drive with ip\d$

while my computer ip is

i can ping the drive but when i tried to mapping it shows up network not accessible or need permission for accessing the drive.

* the drive is accessible for all other PC with ip range 10.2.32.xx.

i m not familiar with networking, any helps are appreciate. thanks

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Is it possible to remotely map a PC network drive to a Mac and if so, how do I do it?

I sometimes work remotely, and my job uses PCs and I have a Macbook Pro at home in addition to an Asus EeePC (Windows XP) netbook. Currently, I'm using the netbook for work purposes and while it actually works great for that, it's old, the battery seems to be going, and I don't really want to do an OS upgrade on a netbook from 2008. If I can map work drives on my Mac, in addition to getting whatever issue I'm having with remote desktop connection and VMWare worked out (a good chunk of my work is done on a virtual desktop), I won't bother to replace the netbook with anything and will spend the money on an iPad for fun. Otherwise, I'm looking at an Asus Transformer book T100 which would give me the Windows environment I need for work and a tablet to play with (although not nearly as good as an iPad) for about $400.

Thanks in advance for any advice/assistance.

A:Solved: Mapping PC network drive to Mac

I'm approaching this issue incorrectly. I think I need to install Windows on the Mac, which would give me what I need.

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Ive been using a method to access my Skydrive files in explorer without the need for the Skydrive app. The process is explained here: How To Map SkyDrive Folder As Network Drive In Windows 8 And RT .

It works great on 1 pc I use but on another it doesn't. The problem is it is only showing the Public folder and nothing else. I cant work out why this is the case.

It accepts my credentials fine and connects the drive it just doesn't show the files there. It also doesn't allow me to upload anything else to the drive.

I cant find anyone else that's had this problem let alone a solution. I would greatly appreciate any help.

Thanks Matt

A:Mapping Skydrive to network drive

Hello Omnislash,

Using the SkyDrive desktop app is the easiest way to accomplish this in Windows 8.

However, in Windows 8.1, SkyDrive is fully integrated without the need of the desktop app.

Hope this helps some,

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Going to make this short and to the point.

I am on windows 10, tried to map my NAS using map network drive but says "Windows cannot access \\Nas102
check spelling or might be problem with your network. Next, I tried to map a specific folder inside Nas102 and it worked! For example \\Nas102\Music

I also tried to make a fake folder name and map that for example, \\Nas102\FakeFolder
and the error said check spelling of "fakefolder" Nas102 was detected but not the fakefolder.

So, I need help trying to connect to the whole NAS instead of just mapping individual folders inside of the NAS.
Any help would be appreciated...Thank you in advance.


Hello and welcome to the TenForums!

I'll also try to keep this concise! W10 has had quite a few problems with detecting networked devices and it is often due to problems when your W10 device is not the Master Browser on the Network. To get around this make sure you switch on your PC/Laptop first before you turn on any other devices or your NAS on your network. That is one workaround which might help for now. You could do a Google search for more information on this.

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Hello all, I'm using Windows Vista Business and I'm having trouble mapping a network drive. When I attempt to connect a dialog box appears prompting me to select a certificate to use; I have to choose a certificate and the only certificate listed is my own certificate for encrypting the file system. When I select this the dialog pops up again; this happens 3 times total. Then I get the following error..
The mapped network drive could not be created because the following error has occurred: A device attached to the system is not functioning.

Does anyone have any ideas as to how I could solve this issue or at least how I could find some more info about the error; I tried looking at the logs in the Event Viewer, but there wasn't any helpful information.

A:Error Mapping Network Drive

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Firstly, can it be done? If so, can someone explain how? If not, any alternate solutions? I find it a pain to keep opening up network places then finding the ftp folder to upload files. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time,

A:Mapping a network drive to an ftp folder

yes. You can use Webdrive or Netdrive.

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I have a problem were a shared network work drive has automatically mapped about half a dozen times. When I disconnect the drives or log off it automatically maps multiple times again.


A:Multiple mapping of network drive

Are the mappings being set up by a logon script or similar? Does an application map them when it starts up?

Depending which OS you are using, you may have to be logged on as an administrator to disconnect them.

How are you disconnecting them? if you haven't done so already try going to a command prompt and typing net use %drive_letter% /d

That should disconnect it as long as something else is reconnecting it automatically.

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Not sure if this forum or Networking forum is the correct place for this so moderator please feel free to move as you see fit.

I cannot map network drives when I am connected to my work VPN. It keeps telling me that the server responded "the name is unknown". It says to check spelling, settings,blah, blah blah. Nothing at work has changed, the only difference is Vista on my end.

Is there some issue between my Vista desktop and our windows 2000 server? Am I missing something?

I sent all the info to our "IT Guy", but he has no idea whats going on.

Any ideas?

I have done several OS upgrades and have never had any problems re-establishing my VPN connections and Mapping all my network drives where my info is located.


A:mapping a network drive thru a VPN w/vista

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We need to map a network drive from one server to another, and make it appear local on the second machine. Any suggestions??

The IBM UniVerse application we're using only wants to save log files to a local drive; however we want them stored on a second machine in case of a failure of the first. Drives C, D, and E are available for storing these logs, but the mapped network drives X, Y, and Z do not appear in UniVerse's file browser.

We tried dropping a link from the Z into E and having it log to E:\LOG (really Z:\LOG) but UniVerse just erased the link and created a new directory named LOG, and put the log files there (on E).

Is there any way to tweak or fool Windows Server 2003 into showing the network drives as local??

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This might be in the wrong board, but since the same process works fine on two other Vista machines, I'm pretty sure it's a problem with Windows XP. Anyway, here's the story:

I have a machine on the network running Windows 7 Ultimate that has a shared folder on one of the hard drives. I set the network settings to allow for networked sharing of the folder. I can connect to the folder by mapping a network drive from Windows Vista, and it works just as it should. The problem comes when I try to do the same thing under Windows XP (SP2). After I type the network path into the map network drive dialog box ( \\COMPUTERNAME\Folder ), it pauses for about 10 seconds before I get an error message that reads "Could not connect to R:\ on <COMPUTERNAME>. The specified server cannot perform the requested operation."

It has worked before on this XP machine, and I was able to transfer files successfully, but for some reason it's not working now. No settings were changed, it simply stopped working after a restart and now refuses to work again. It's been working fine for the two Vista machines on the network.

Any ideas?

A:Problem with mapping a network drive from XP to 7

Still haven't solved this - anyone have a suggestion?

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I am trying to map some network drives on our machines. I can map them fine, but when I log off and they log back on it prompts them for the admin password. I definetly don't want my password floating around. I even tried mapping the drive under there login name, same problem. Any solutions.

A:Mapping Network Drive Problems

It sounds like you need to change permissions on the drive you are mapping to allowing the users to map the drive themselves.

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Here is my setup:

Have 6 PCs running win98se and 1 PC running winxp pro acting as file server. All are config in same workgroup.

All the 6 win98se PC are identical in both h/w and s/w setup. Only difference is the Computer Name. Using dynamic IP assigned by router. All have mapped as Network drive a shared folder from the winxp PC.
Here is the problem:

Now 1 of the PC will show error during powerup when trying to reconnect to the mapped drive. However if manually go to Network Neighourhood, can see the shared folder and can also access it by clicking on it. After manually accessing it, now clicking on the mapped drive will work too. But once restart system, same thing happen again.

Changing the Computer Name and problem resolved. However would like to know where in winxp is a particular name banned.

Note: Change Computer Name and not User name. All win98se login with username "guest" under MS Family Login.

A:Problem: Mapping Network Drive

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hey guys, I got a problem with mapping network drives for some reason right now, and quiet honestly i think it might start leading to more problems...

What happened is last night, i shut down our lab and left the server doing a backup off a NAS (Network Attached Storage) and well, it has to back up like 45-50gb of data, so almost every time i back up it looses network connection to the file path. so what i did was i started a command prompt and had that command prompt continously ping the NAS, while this helped abit, i still loose the network path to the files i'm trying to backup.

Thats not really my problem, but it might be a contributing factor to the problem i'm currently having, this morning when everyone logged on (domain, i have a .bat file set to map a network path to a drive letter) it said that the drives could not be reconnected. No big deal, i tryed the drives and well, they worked so essentially there was no problem. yet when i log in as a certain user, its supposed to map a drive but it doesn't. i have to log out, then log back in, then it maps it.

Can someone tell me what my problem is? i'm lost on it, i'd like to see the .bat file execute when i log in but i don't know how.

Anyone willing to take a jab at this?

A:Network Drive Mapping Problem....

Lets try to get a better picture of your network infrastructure..

- How many PC's on the LAN?
- How many servers on the LAN? (win2k or win2k3 or even NT4?)
- What do the servers do?
- Describe your network equipment - switches/hubs, routers etc...

Have you noticed degradation in network response? IE; internet browsing, accessing files from the server, slow emails etc....


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This makes no sense. I have always had 2 cpu's on a network. My main rig, and a "server". (Basically a storage and backup cpu). Well I just built a new rig, and installed Win 7 RC. Re formatted my old "main" rig to become my new "server". I still had the old "server" (Win XP) connected to the network, and had no problems mapping the drive to my Win 7 machine, and the new server with Win XP.

Now, I took the 320GB Storage drive out of the thrid CPU and installed it in the new "server" and tried to map the drive to my Win 7 Machine. I can not for the life of me get it to work. Both machines have the same user and p/w for login. WHAT GIVES???

A:Mapping a network drive problem.

Just to get the basics out of the way first

Can you see the drive on the actual system it is physically located on and is it shared ?

As you have moved the drive, you may also want to check that the NTFS permissions for the drive are set to the new location's user and not the old location's user - user "Fred" on machine "a" and User "Fred" on machine "b" are different as far as NTFS permissions are concerned and can cause sharing to fail

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I am thinking of using PuTTY for 5 users to access a drive on a windows 7 PRO in my office over the internet. Is it possible that all users can access the drive at the same time? Please help..

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I've been noticing lately that when I set up a new server (could be Server 2012, 2016), and connect Windows 10 Pro workstations to the domain, if I try to map a networked drive, I can't browse the network to zero in on the source.

So although I can type in the path (For example \\server\data_e\mpn), and it will work, if I try to browse for the mpn folder on the server, I just get the spinning icon when I click the word, "Network".

Similarly, if I look in the file explorer and click on network, the network shares will not show. This has been the case on several worksites.

Can anyone steer my straight on how to get shared resources to display in the File Explorer or in the drive mapping explorer?


A:Can't browse the network when mapping a drive

Usually for me it's a file permission issue... have you confirmed that you have permissions to the share?

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