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Red X (cross) over network drive on startup, Could not reconnect all network drives.

Q: Red X (cross) over network drive on startup, Could not reconnect all network drives.

Hello, recently here at work we've been having more and more trouble with the "Could not reconnect all network drives" popup when users log on to their computer. All network drives have a red cross on their icon in explorer. It's a wired network.
I've tried enabling the "Always wait for the network at computer startup and logon" policy under Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/System/Logon in the Group Policy Editor, but this didn't help. Updating the driver for the network card also
didn't help.
Once a user clicks on a network drive it instantly becomes available and stays available until the next reboot. The problem is that users have got programs which rely on having connection to certain network folders. So now they first need to open windows
explorer and click on each network folder to get it connect before they can open their program.
I've noticed users getting this error more and more after changing from 3com switches to cisco 2960 switches.
Anyone any ideas? (Switching back to 3com switches isn't an option)



Preferred Solution: Red X (cross) over network drive on startup, Could not reconnect all network drives.

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Red X (cross) over network drive on startup, Could not reconnect all network drives.

Hello, thanks for your help. I seem to have found the problem. The switches are configured for spanning tree, now after changing the port where I'm connected on to use spanning-tree portfast instead of normal spanning-tree the problem disappeared. It
seems the spanning-tree protocol causes a bit of a delay which explains why the network folders don't connect. But it also seems that the GPO
Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Logon\Always wait for the network at computer startup and logon.
Doesn't wait for a logical signal because if you read the GPO description I would expect it to wait for a network connection to our domain but it seems it only waits for a signal and not a domain signal, if you know what I mean.

Thanks again for your help.



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Hi all, I'v got a problem with mapped network drives.

My configuration:
i have my pc with Windows 7 beta, anda onther old pc with windows xp. I mapped a shared folder on the xp computer ads network drive.

The problem is that even if I save my credentials, the network drive don't reconnect at logon and I have to reenter my credential again.

I have the same username on both pc, on the xp one (where are the shared folders) I have also set a password, on mine not.
Can you help me? Thank you very much.

A:Network drives don't reconnect at logon ("Could not reconnect all network drives")

Ops, I marked the thread as solved for mistake! Could please some admin fix it?

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Please help I have been at this all day!

I set up my new Patriot Corza NAS and got it running despite some ambiguous instructions on my Win Vista Home Premium 64 computer. I kept the standard defaults ie name: corza-nas, login: admin, password: admin etc. The 2 808GB HDD's are set up in ext3 as raid1.

Following comments by another user I typed \\corza-nas in the address bar of explorer, right clicked the public folder and mapped this to G: drive.

Everthing worked fine, I was able to copy, open files etc but every time boot up from windows I get the mesage "could not reconnect all network drives".

The corza icon has a red cross through it and clicking it requires me to log on again. When i do this the username comes up as "k1200\\admin" (the computer name is k1200) which I have to change to "admin" and then enter "admin" as the password, everything works fine again.

I have read through this and various other forums but am unsure of this question. Do I need Vista Professional to stop this from happening? Keeping in mind that I dont have (or want) any users on my computer, it just boots up as administrator straight to the desktop.


A:could not reconnect all network drives

if you are asking if you have to enter the login details every time, i would assume yes. to me, it seems that vista has something against saving information on networks that are 'unidentified'.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2410M CPU @ 2.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4010 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000, 1813 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 582 GB (524 GB Free); D: 13 GB (7 GB Free);
Motherboard: Dell Inc.,
Antivirus: Webroot SecureAnywhere, Enabled and Updated
At every start-upin the lower right corner a message appears, "Could Not Reconnect All Network Drives. Click Here To Check ... etc". How do I do this? or Is this a meaningless message of no consequence? A confused old submariner, John

A:W10 Could Not Reconnect All Network Drives

Hi John and welcome to TSG. Is this a laptop you just recently acquired? Or have you had it for a while?

It's telling you that a external storage device, most likely a hard drive, is configured on that system to connect over the network. And that it's not finding whatever storage device it's looking for.

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getting this message on bootup. need the usb port to work to backup files so I can address viruses. ideas?

A:'can't reconnect all network drives'

Suggest that you try the following: -

1. Shutdown
2. Physically disconnect all Network drives
3. Restart
4. Monitor Task Manager and WAIT until all Disk activity has stopped - 0%
5. Now physically reconnect only ONE of the Network drives
6. Check if you can "see" the drive in File Explorer
7. Check if you can "see" the drive in Disk Management (see note)

Let us know the result.

NOTE - Path to get to Disk Management

Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer Management > Disk Management

Be patient, Disk Management can take up to 30 seconds to populate the window.


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I have several drives mapped on different Windows 7 boxes in my office.  Just about every time I boot up one of these systems I receive the message "Could not reconnect all network drives" in the system tray.

I should note that merely clicking the drive inside Windows Explorer will restore the connection.  I store the server logon credentials in Control Panel / Credential Manager then just map the network paths to drive letters.  I'm pretty sure the
problem doesn't stem from any credentials type of problem though, because I have the exact same situation when connecting to only open shares.  I have noticed that a couple applications will restore the connection themselves when trying to access information
on a share.  Most applications however will give an error and time out trying to access the shares unless I go and manually click each drive letter in Explorer.  For instance if I place Firefox bookmarks on a share and open Firefox, Firefox will
display no bookmarks until I click the drive in Explorer and reopen Firefox.
One thing I can do to fix the problem is hard code my IP address. I never receive the message if a computer has fixed IP address.  My router hands out IPs on the LAN dynamically, so I switch it to another router and tried a using a Linux based dhcp-server
as well.  Neither fixed the problem.
I'm a long time user of batch files and realize I could place use one as a band aid for this issue, but I do... Read more

A:Could not reconnect all network drives

This issue drove me crazy for ages and I eventually managed to resolve it.
In my case the issue was related to me having configured a duplicate mapping of users homedrives. For each users Active Directory account  I had configured the profile to connect the homedrive to a drive letter and then had also configured
the same drive mapping within group policy preferences. To solve it I removed the group policy preference setting and the message stopped displaying. You could also remove the AD Profile setting but remember that you'll have to take additional steps to configure
folder permissions for the users homedrive. AD profile settings do it automatically for you but can also be setup easily within group policy preferences.
Hope it works for you too.


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I use a NAS drive for my scheduled back-ups and usually it works great, however, if my PC is restarted for any reason it will not reconnect the drives meaning that the back-up fails.
If I enter into Computer and double click the drives they become available but I'm not always home between a restart and the scheduled back-up so doing this automatically would be great

I'm sure I found a work round for this in the past but need to fix it again as I have recently re-installed my OS.

Windwos 7 x64 Ultimate
Buffalo Dual NAS

I think in the past I had a little script that ran and accessed a file on the drive in question which made it available

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I get this error when I turn on my HTPC running KODI. Never had this problem before until I upgraded my main desktop PC from Windows 7 to Windows 10 today. The hard drive that the HTPC gathers it's data from is stored on the main desktop PC. When I turn the HTPC on, it get the message:

There's a red X on the drive and it says disconnected. If I click on the drive and enter my credentials, it connects without issue. I've tried adding the credentials to Windows credential manager but the problem seems to be that it won't automatically reconnect after a restart, no matter what I do.

The HTPC is still running Windows 7.

A:Could not reconnect all network drives

Nevermind, problem solved using this article: NAS Auto-Login: How to permanently save the login details for network attached drives (NAS)

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At startup, I get this notification bubble from the notification area (system tray):

Could not reconnect all network drives
Click here to check the status of your network drives

A:Could not reconnect all network drives.

What happens when you click to see the status?

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Hello all,
I'm having a serious problem with a PC. It's an XP Pro and we're on a network. But once the PC boots up I get the message: could not reconnect all network drives. And because of this, the PC programs will not open and it can't access the net. Any help is appreciated.

A:Could not reconnect all network drives?

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i noticed on my win2000 pro that network drives always got disconnect after a period of time as showed below. Do you know of a command that can re-establish the connection without re-mapping the drives again?

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Guys & Gals,

Had this happen before on a workstation....only THAT workstation had the issue. I did a makeshift solution to get her up & running (took network cable from nearby unused workstation, and changed IP settings temporarily). Eventually, I restored everything back to normal and things were ok. I never figured out what the problem really was....just sorta went away.

Now, I have the problem on MY computer. Everybody else seems to be able to access the network fine, and since I'm typing this message and receiving emails, Internet access is fine.

This means that my hardware connections are fine (no reason it shouldn't be). Why can I not reconnect, and what will it take for me to get back on? I removed the drives off the listing and tried to remap them again, but I can't get access to the network in that direction either...

I have access to administrator login/pass, so anything you want to know, we can do. Hopefully it's as simple as I think it is.


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After reading exhaustively on this subject, I pieced together a workaround that works for me:

After installing ESET Smart Security 4 on my PC, I started getting an error at logon..."Could not reconnect all network drives". If I went into Windows Explorer, drives X,Y and Z all had red X's on them. If I double-clicked them, they opened up just fine and the red X's went away. I also discovered that if I connected via wire to the network instead of wireless, I didn't get the error at all. It was just when I was using the D-Link USB Wireless Adapter that it happened.

I tried various things in ESET, like preventing doing a signature update right at that moment. It didn't matter what I did. Something in ESET was running first thing and causing this problem. But I like ESET and wanted to find another solution, rather than changing security packages or going wired. It wasn't just my problem...sooner or later, it would be someone else's problem in my shop.

Also, it just made matters worse to not run the logon script from the Windows server. I would lose the drives altogether. And although I could manually run the logon.bat file on my PC, that was not a solution for other users.

The problem is really a bug in Windows 7 that they are not going to fix before Windows 8, if at all.

So, I did find a solution.

1. Continue running the logon.bat script that is located on the Windows Server. That contines to fail, leaving the red X's on the drives, but at least the ... Read more

A:A Solution to Could not reconnect all network drives

Your wireless driver/service is loading after the explorer service, thus your error.

to add a bit: Delay connections to your network drives:


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This is an issue about VISTA going into "LIMBO" trying to reconnect to my mapped network drives, which I know I don't have access since I'm connected VPN...

This issue isn`t isolated to VISTA. I`ve had this issue with all Windows OS, I just never found a solution.

The workstation is part of the network, we log into a DOMAIN (pretty standard...)
Often, when using certain VPNs, the "tunneling security" causes you to loose "Network Connections"... which is fine.

If I have a mapped drive to a share on the network
If my default printer is a Network Printer, I cannot access it. You will get the "Could not reconnect to the network share, etc.etc. or printer is unavailable")
Often, same goes for email with Outlook...

Now, when I use various programs such as PL/SQL, MS Word, or Windows Explorer and many more, VISTA,XP, etc,.etc, they all want to be very nice and try to reconnect me automatically to the mapped drive or look for the printer, even If I haven't clicked on the mapped network, or tried to print anything. You get the busy hourglass (or little circle in VISTA), and you have to wait, and wait, and wait until you know you eventually get the "could not reconnect message" and you move on with your life.

All this to ask the following Question: Is there anyway for me to tell VISTA.... "Stop looking, stop trying to reconnect or look for the printer, I know they are not available!"

Any settings wh... Read more

A:Can you tell VISTA not to try to reconnect to network or mapped drives?

I know this is an old post... But has anyone figured something out?

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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.

Sh... Read more

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

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My company has 3 network drives. When I browse to a folder that has shortcuts to network drives, Windows XP automatically creates the mapping. This is unwanted behavior because whenever I go back to that folder, it recreates the drive mappings all over again and I wind up using all the drive letters Windows assigns and 15 mapped drives all mapped to the same place.

My guess to why it does this is might be a group policy (we have AD and use Group Policy) setting somewhere on our 2008 R2 server. If it is a GP setting, I don't know what it would be. I inherited this network about a month ago, so I'm still figuring out what they have done.

A:Solved: Network Drives Reconnect Automatically

It's not pretty, but I think I got it fixed.
I just changed where the shortcuts were pointing and that fixed it. Don't know why I didn't think of that before...

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Hi everyone, I didn't find anything related to this topic with the search function, so here, in all its glory, is my first post ...

I've been using network shares mapped to network drives (XP Pro SP3) for a while now, and there's this one thing that's been bugging me for a long time: If I switch from WiFi to LAN, or vice-versa, my network drive disconnects and won't reconnect until I open My Computer and actually open that network drive. This is particularly annoying when I'm listening to music or streaming video from the network share - it stops playing and can't find the file until I manually reconnect to the network drive.

So what I'm looking for is a way to automatically reconnect to the network drive as soon as the connection is lost - say in 3-second intervals or so, with a 30-second timeout. Is there a way to do this on XP SP3? I'd gladly use a third-party app, even if it'll cost me (not too much, obviously... it's more of an annoyance than a life threatening problem ).. Thanks in advance!

PS On a side note: Is there a way to set a preferred network adapter? If WiFi and LAN are both connected, I'd like LAN to get all the heavy traffic, but sometimes large file transfers run over WiFi, which obviously takes ages... I know, I should just turn off wifi - but I'm lazy like that. Port forwarding etc. would have to be remapped and so on, every time I switched from WiFi to LAN and back... :|

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We have recently installed windows 7 at work. We use 3 mapped drives (P,Z andT). Sometimes when turning the pc on in the morning the computer will not reconnect to the drives automaticley, Which is a pain. My question is, is there a way to
stop this, can you make them auto reconnect on start up.

A:Auto Reconnect Mapped Network Drive

Hello chrispch,
According to the research, the mapped drive lost issue may be caused by the several possible reasons:

Possible reason1. The problematic client doesn't reconnect to the target share at logon.

Please follow the steps to re-configure the mapped driver on the client and then check if the issue will re-occur.

a. Open "My Computer"
b. Click on "Tools" and then select "Map Network Driver"
c. input the \\ipaddressofserver\sharename to give the path of the share
d. Check "Reconnect at logon"
e. Drive gets mapped
f. Double click on the drive to check.
Possible Reason 2. Antivirus software or Windows Firewall may block the SMB protocol on clients.

Please check if there is any Antivirus software and the Windows Firewall is enabled on the problematic client. If so, please disable them to check if the issue can be resolved.

Possible Reason3. Fast Logon Optimization is enabled on the clients. 
The fast logon feature may affect the display and drive letter assignment of a mapped network drive. As a result, the drive may have been mapped; however, the user on client cannot see it in Windows Explorer. He may recognize it as a failed network drive mapping.
This is the reason why we usually suggest you to disable fast logon on the clients via a GPO, and please check if the mapped network drive will ... Read more

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Our remote user notebooks have either XP or the newer ones have windows 7.

On XP, they use wireless internet and Cisco VPN client.
They have a mapped drive that was set up when the machine was in the office.
All they need to do is connect the wireless broadband, then vpn client and they can acces the mapped drive without having to browse it. They have an Access database that transmits to the drive.

On Win 7, we haven't been able to use VPN client (even newer versions) via a wireless connection, so we use Cisco Any connect instead.
But when you look at the computer, the drive still has an x on it and won't "kick in" until you manually browse the drive.
So the Access database won't transmit until you manually browse the drive.

Is there a setting to allow you to make sure the drive is available once the notebook has connected to our local network via Cisco Anyconnect?

We prefer the users don't have to do this extra step.

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The setup:
Laptop: Vista Business (32 Bit)File Server: Windows 2003 ServerMapped network drive to Z:/ using 'Connect using a different username'Selected subfolder Z:/Partners/ to be 'Always Available offline'The problem:
Disconnected from networkOffline folders work fineReconnect to networkCan't connect to any other subfolders on Z:/ (Shows as if I'm working offline)Problem reoccures after restart or disconnection/reconnection to networkThe question:How do you force Offline folders to connect to a network share? If I hit sync it tells me I'm not connected.Is there a way to connect to the network drive without viewing your cached files. (eg. typing z:/ goes to cached offline files and typing //computername also goes to cached offline files). Basically, is there a way to bypass cached files.Cheers,


A:Offline Folders - on reconnect to network, mapped drive isn't available


I am experiencing the same problem and found an old post Problem reconnecting offline files when mapped as a drive that complains about it, too. I can usually correct the problem by navigating to the equivalent UNC path in Explorer, upon which Vista will realize that it is actually connected. I am only doing this once a day, so it is bearable. Alternatively, I found that when I use the "Work offline" button before disconnecting and the "Work online" butten after reconnecting, things are quite smooth. However in order to get that button I have to open an Explorer window and go to the mapped drive location. I think MS should give the Sync Center tray icon a "Work Offline" option.



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Good afternoon all,
I'm having the following problem with some PCs on a domain at work (and the "official" admin is a bit puzzled too, let alone me, the "unofficial" local admin :-) ).
The scenario: there are a few PCs (with either Windows 7 Pro or XP Pro) with networked drives which point to a Windows 7 Pro PC acting as a server.
We can get these networked drives working nicely, then without warning, the "client" machine drops it's connection, and we can't reconnect the network drive without rebooting the "server". (A message comes up something like "the network drive is already in use".)
The admin is puzzled because Windows 7 Pro can support 20 concurrent network connections (or so we believe) and when we run "netstat" on the "server" there aren't anything like 20 connections; 12 maybe, but not 20.
Has anyone got any ideas I can try?
Thanks in advance,
Roger V.

A:Network drive disconnects and can't reconnect (without server reboot)

Any ideas? This is driving me a bit nuts. :-)
Thanks in advance,
Roger V

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I've seen this posted elsewhere but the proposed solutions don't apply to, or are simply 'solutions' we can't apply in this environment.
We occasionaly see one or both of the following on desktops and laptops alike

"Could not reconnect all network drives" balloon message and an icon in the system tray
No balloon message but the icon exists in the system tray
Understandably this happens off the network (although we want to suppress that), however, this happens while on the network.  In every case that we've seen this, when we check 'Computer' (formerly 'My Computer'), all of the network drives are connected. 
Windows reports a 'false positive' - so to speak.
Briefly here's our setup

Win 7 Enterprise in a domain environemnt Built-in Win 7 firewall has been disabled; No third-party software firewall solutions present
Network drives are mapped via net use /persistent:yes, Explorer with reconnect & logon set & via exporting/importing the network drive information from HKCU\Network

We use a login script, however, the login script does not handle the mapping of
all of our network drives.  This is because we have a number of different departments, who, over the years, used overlapping drive letters and there are some situations where users also overlap
departments that use overlapping drive letters.  (This goes back before my time.)  So instead, users map their own drives, remember the credentials and reconnect ... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Disable "Could not reconnect all network drives" Message/Icon in Domain Environment

From Microsoft after submitting the Design Change Request (DCR) and Business Impact Statement

I was in Redmond last week and this issued was discussed in detail with the development team . We did figure that this is a change in the design /code that lead to the issue you are seeing . The team weighed the effort of investigating this further ; the
effort of changing the component code that has already being isolated verses a workaround for the issue that could be provided. The team felt that this request did not meet the set ( high) bar for taking in design change request for Windows 7 . Case notes
indicate there are some workarounds that have been work on by previous engineers who worked on this case with you. If not, the Dev team and me will be glad to work on the workaround by editing the scripts. With my request the Dev team will file this design
change request for the next OS release (the one after Windows 7) . At this moment I don’t know if this request will be accepted in the next release but if will certainly be discussed and a decision will be made.
Cause and Status

There is a change in code path /design from windows XP to Windows 7 that is  leading to this behavior
A request of design change was filled . The team weighed the effort of investigating this further ; the effort of changing the component code that has already being isolated verses a workaround for the issue that could be provided. The team felt
that this request did not ... Read more

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I am not in a domain environment. I have a server box running Datacenter 2008 R2. I have 3 shares that I am mapping to my machine that do not require credentials when mapping. On boot I always receive "Could not reconnect all network drives" notification/bubble.

Things I have attempted:
1. Enable in gpedit > Always wait for the network at computer startup and logon AND Run logon scripts synchronously
2. Attempted to create a logon script to remove and remap the drives (in vbs, failed)
3. Set a static IP address on wireless interface
4. Create DWORD "RestoreDiskChecked" in HKEY _CURRENT_USER > Network
5. Input server credentials in Windows Credential Manager of "servername\user" and password
6. Verified on server side that Everyone, Admins, and Users have full control of all shares
7. Disabled on server all Password protected sharing in advanced sharing settings

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Open to workarounds, just want the pop up gone.

A:"Could not reconnect all network drives" pop up on boot Windows 7U x64

Hi and Welcome to SevenForums.

Good Luck with this. If you ever fin d a solution, please post it here. This has been a problem with Windows 7 since it was released.

The only workaround I could find was to use a utility called "mapdrive".
A local policy log on script is run at log on to map each of the drives. Problem is, I have 13 shares and it's not that quick. You can use the computer while it's mapping drives, and it doesn't impact on the computers performance.

I ended up removing it and putting up with the pop up as the drives were available sooner. Even though some brain dead applications (notably Adobe products), will fail when the map drive is "disconnected".

If you want to check out the mapdrive tool have a look here: Zorn Software ? Blog Archive ? Windows 7 disconnected network drives - Simplicity is the Essence of Good Design

There is also a discussion on this forum about this issue here: A Solution to Could not reconnect all network drives

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Anyone successfully fixed the Could not reconnect all network drives error at boot? I get it most of the time with a wired Ethernet connection. I've done a lot of searching and tried different things but nothing seems to work. This started a few months ago, was not there initially with Windows 8, 8.1 or 8.1.1.

With XP, you could do this to fix it:

Control Panel
Folder Options
Uncheck "Automatically search for network folders and printers"

This is no longer an option in Windows 8 (I think it disappeared with Vista).

A:Fix "Could not reconnect all network drives" error at boot

I never found a fix. When mapping a network drive in Explorer I uncheck the automatically reconnect option.
I had several .cmd files with net use statments to connect what I wanted once I got to the desktop.

This article is for W7 but it may be the same for 8:
System Administrators' Library: Mapped network drives in Windows 7 Registry

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Hello, I have created 2 permanent network mappings to local drives for my phone, but I always get that "Could not reconnect all network drives" alert at logon. It's certain the phone is only occasionally connected so that the network resources are not always accessible. Is there a way how to tell Windows to remember those mappings so that I can open the associated driver whenever I connect my phone, but when not connected those drives will still exist but be inaccessible, same way as empty CD-ROM drive behaves.

A:How to dismiss "Could not reconnect all network drives" alert?

If you right click on My Computer and select Disconnect Network drives, you can disconnect the current mapped drives. This will stop Windows from attempting to map the drive each time the computer starts, which results in the error message.

The easier method is to just use Windows Explorer when you plug in your phone or create a desktop shortcut to the phone's drive letter. Though the drive letter may change depending on the devices you connect/disconnect.

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I am not in a domain environment. I have a server box running Datacenter 2008 R2. I have 3 shares that I am mapping to my machine that do not require credentials when mapping. On boot I always receive "Could not reconnect all network drives" notification/bubble.

Things I have attempted:
1. Enable in gpedit > Always wait for the network at computer startup and logon AND Run logon scripts synchronously
2. Attempted to create a logon script to remove and remap the drives (in vbs, failed)
3. Set a static IP address on wireless interface
4. Create DWORD "RestoreDiskChecked" in HKEY _CURRENT_USER > Network
5. Input server credentials in Windows Credential Manager of "servername\user" and password
6. Verified on server side that Everyone, Admins, and Users have full control of all shares
7. Disabled on server all Password protected sharing in advanced sharing settings

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Open to workarounds, just want the pop up gone.

A:"Could not reconnect all network drives"

Hi there,

Usually when you have a Windows Server you'll have to configure the Server Roles to DHCP and DNS, have you configured it this way?

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Well I thought I had this problem solved! I had the same exact issue running Windows 7 so I upgraded to 10. It worked for a few times and now each time I restart, the 3 mapped drives I have show the dreaded RED X. This pc worked perfectly prior to me installing a new Samsung SSD after cloning my OS.

I have a Synology NAS connected via Ethernet and have 3 mapped drives to it (each a separate folder, one for music, movies, and pics). All I have to do is double click the mapped drive and it open right away and the Red X disappears until the next reboot.

Does anyone here have a solid solution or a bat file that will fix my issue? I am not saavy when it comes to this type of thing. I need the mapped drives to work upon startup being I use this pc to load XBMC / Kodi for video playback. Kodi is in my startup folder and when the pc boots up, in Kodi I cannot access the files being the mapped drives are not accessible until I click them. Its a PITA...

This pc is in the basement and I rarely go down there so I boot it up via a WOL app and never have to touch a thing on it hence my dilemma!

Is it possible the SSD loads to quickly and the mapped drives are not visible yet?
after some digging, this seems like a possibility??
Definitive solution to network connect at startup

I just don't know how to create the file etc?

Solutions? Any help would be awesome! This issue has been getting the best of me

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Hi there.  I have a simple 3-computer network setup in my home.  All 3 are XP Pro.  I have the "\All Users\Documents\" folders as the shared, mapped drive folders. Everything works great until I reboot.  They become disconnected.  I fixed it for one computer with a run command, but now I can't find it again on the web for the other two computers.  Anyone know this command?

A:Network drives not reconnecting at startup.

Hi There.!
Try this...
Click Start, and then click Run.
In the Open box, type cmd.
Type net use x: \\computer name\share name, where x: is the drive letter you want to assign to the shared resource.

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I have a number of computers using Windows 7 which share network drives. Some have application shortcuts that are using mapped drives.

When the computers are booted, some do not remap the drives - an 'x' is next to the drive letter if you click on 'Computer'. This is a problem for those who are using shortcuts to start their mapped programs, since the mapping is not active.

Is there a way to insure that the mapping is activated upon start up?

A:mapping network drives upon startup

Instead of using the setting in Explorer to remap the drives on startup you can use a .cmd batch file with a delay. Here's an example of one with a 20 second delay. The number is in milliseconds. For a 10 second delay change 20000 to 10000 etc.. This gives the network time to connect before trying to map the drives.

( In a command prompt type: net use /help for switches )

ping -n 1 -w 20000 > nul
net use x: \\host\shaer
net use y: \\host\share
Edit: put a shortcut to the cmd batch file (MapDrives.cmd or whatever) in the startup folder for each machine.

Edit: the address is guaranteed not to exist. This forces the ping to wait until the set time-out(the -w switch)

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anyone know a fix for this? Microsoft doesn't.
on my windows 10 systems [three of four], all Windows 10 HOme x64, we have shared resources mapped from a windows 10 Pro machine acting as server. everything works fine except that the connection will not be present after the client sleeps or restarts or whatever. Red X through the shared mapped drives. any accessing of the resource manually invoked will immediately re-establish the connection.

I saw an interesting tutorial that claims to solve this by adding a registry key to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System . Problem is, there is no such group on my registry[s]. Is this because there is no Group Policy Editor feature on Home edition?
tutorial here: Fix: - YouTube

is there a way to get happiness here? the huge downside to this ongoing problem [since xp days] is automated backups... the one I use, Macrium, will not awaken the resource: it sees the 'drive' as unavailable and errors out.

pls clue me in

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A few days ago my pc and my work laptop we're idle for a day or so and when I went to connect to the internet I had no network connection. I checked my modem and router and reset everything. Checked to make sure everything was connected. I have a 3rd PC that was connected, but the 2nd PC and laptop had no network connections. I found out today through work that my laptop motherboard died. I still can't figure out what's wrong with my home PC. I have a wireless router, but with my home PC's they are connected hard wire. I placed a wireless connector in my 2nd PC and I can not connect that way either!

What do I need to do? Is my PC MB fried?? Need help!
Thanks in advance!

A:No network connection and won't reconnect

Also, before you respond to my first message. I tried the ipconfig/release and renew and since my PC is not recieving anything, that does not work. I've also tried to disconnect and reconnect. I've tried to uninstall and reinstall. Nothing is working!

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Hi, I'm using an old Dell dim 4400 I had it set up with wireless internet I unplugged it the usb adapter for a few hours and plugged it back it in to connect now I cannot get it to connect again. All the other pc's are connected to the same wi-fi net. Any suggestions? By the way it's an old XP dell dim4400 pc if that matters. Not sure what info you'll need to assist so please ask

A:Can not reconnect to my wifi network...

what version of windows are you running? sounds like maybe a driver issue..? click start-->right click "My Computer"-->cilck properties-->hardware tab up top then device manager see under the "Network Adapters" (click the plus sign beside it to open it up (MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE USB ADAPTER PLUGGED IN BEFORE YOU DO THIS) also download our system scan utility save it then run it and copy-paste the results here. click here to DL it http://static.techguy.org/download/SysInfo.exe

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Bought a new laptop with Windows 7 a few days ago and connected to my wireless home network without difficulty. Worked great for three days then suddenly disconnected from network today. Cannot reconnect despite rebooting new computer and host computer. Laptop sees the wireless network but won't connect. Network Troubleshooter can't find a problem. Any suggestions?

A:Cannot reconnect to wireless network

Go ahead and reinstall your Wireless Drivers...

Are you having any diffculty connecting to other wireless networks?

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You know how in Windows XP, you can map a drive letter to a network share? Well, that only allows you to map 26 drives, minus your system drives. So is there a program I can download that will map one network drive, and when I go into it, I see folders, and when I go into a folder, it is going to a network location?

So what would normally be one network drive mapped to a drive letter is then viewed as one drive letter with folders, each of which point to seperate shares, and therefore, by the way, the permissions stay intact too, because it's accessing the shares.

My whole problem in this case, is that I've got more than 26 drives I need to share, and at least one user, needs them all mapped at one time. So if I simply viewed it as a single mapped drive in that case, it would work perfectly.

A:Solved: Map Several Network Drives to One Drive Letter

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I have the problem of a long list of redundant mapped network drives without drive letters, for example, documents, documents~1, documents~2, etc. all with same location...right clicking on the mapped does not present any "disconnect" option. Oh, they do not appear as mapped network drives under "My Computer," but under "Network" and the name of the computer (which is on a wireless network with another computer)...I can go to advanced sharing and stop sharing, but then all folders are unshared including the original...I guess this may be the only way of getting this corrected, but it seems like a long way to do something that should be very simple...If anyone knows a quick better way, I would appreciate knowing of it.

A:mapped network drives without drive letters

Unsharing those is going to be the only way to get that to go away, I'm afraid, and that's something you have to do folder-by-folder.

You aren't in a work-environment, are you? If so those folders may have been intentionally shared by your IT department/employer (just food for thought).

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One domain user recently can't see network drives and use printer. When you join a domain it automatically maps those drives and ads that printer, and it did, but now it is all gone. You can't even see disconnected drives in My computer. I am able to ping
those drives, but that's it. And this occurs only on one computer on one user. If log in to different user on that computer everything is fine and if I log in with that user on different computer it also works. Tried looking for disabled services, but couldn't
any that would be turned off from the most important (Workstation, Network location awareness, Network list service). Any suggestions?

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due to the fact that we are a small business firm and don't have a server OS I'd like to create a network drive folder tree for Lawyers, Secretaries etc. with different access rights and so on.

On our Storage-Workstation I'm able to deny access or free access to folders completely, but if I wanna allow access only for special users, I don't succeed.

I can specify groups and users in Computer management - Local users and groups, but I can't include the computers of our workgroup, I don't see them, only the workstation pc name is given. Can somebody help me?

A:Client-based network for small business with network-drives (without using AD)

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hi guys,

so I have this weird problem that is driving me nuts since some weeks... here's the thing

at work we have a corporate set up with Win 7 Professional, everything is setup on a "domain".

we all have Dell computers and we can connect either via cable or via wireless, pretty standard these days.

anyway, if I connect via cable and login everything works perfectly, I can see the local network shares and no problems at all.

Problems start to arise on wireless! Here's the crazy scenario:

- if I start PC on cable, with wifi turned off via hardware switch then say I undock the PC for going to a meeting room AND I turn on the wifi, everything works fine, I can see the network drives, all good (it crunches for a few moments when I load explorer the first time and then he "finds" the network drives)

- if I decide to go back to my station, turn off wifi, re-dock the PC, back to cable, everything works fine.


- if say I am on cable, undock the pc, put on the wifi and THEN I restart the PC, when the computer boots win 7 (it takes some time at boot) then I cannot access the network drives anymore! they have the red X and it says "connection cannot be restored" or something like that. internet browsing always works fine. and I DONT do any login on wireless, I think because it's on a "domain" setup.

that is tested 50 times in a row! basically if I don't give him the cable at boot, I cannot see the network drives. and also, ... Read more

A:Cannot access Network Shared Drives over Corporate Network on Wireless

What is the make/model of Wireless Access Point(s)?

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For the past week or so, I have been experiencing a problem with the connection to my home network.

I connect wirelessly - it has worked without fault since I set it up in January (no problem with signal strength), but now frequently loses the connection. I have checked the configuration for the connection, and it is set to autoconnect.

It will autoconnect after boot up, and after wake up, but not after it has lost the connection.

When I re-connect manually, it connects straight away, and is then fine, until it drops the connection again.

Is there likely to be something in one of the system logs that will tell me what is happening?

The router is a BT Hub-5, and my network adaptor is a TP-Link TP_WN751ND 150 Mbps Wireless N adaptor. My PC is a Dell Inspiron 530, OS is Win7 Ultimate 32-bit, and browser is FireFox 38.0.5

I have just downloaded and re-installed the adaptor driver, as well.


A:Cannot reconnect automatically to home network

You can try: Check power saving feature of adapter in Device Management and disable it.
Reset the router. Unplug power, wait 10 seconds, re-plug.
Factory Reset the router.

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Hi all,

I am rarely using my HP OfficeJet 6300 which is connected (UTP) directly to my home network router. So most of the time it is turned off. When I turn on the printer everything seems to work fine, except for the fact that on my Windows 8.1 laptop, the printer status remains offline. I need to remove the printer from Devices and Printers (within the Control Panel) and Add Printer to reinstall the printer before I can use it. During this workaround procedure Windows has no trouble discovering, installing and connecting to the printer at all. And after this, I can use the printer without any troubles... until either the printer or the laptop has been offline again, than I will have to reinstall the printer again to get it connected. So the question is... why isn't Windows 8.1 able to reconnect to the printer the next time I turn it on?

Any ideas?

P.S. Restarting the laptop after turning on the printer, does not help. Re-installing the printer seems to be the only way to reconnect it to windows 8.1

Thanks in advance,


A:Network Printer, unable to reconnect

Welcome to the forum!

Have you tried assigning a specific address to the printer in the router LAN DHCP settings? You should be able to see the address in the printer settings then assign that same address in the DHCP table.

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I was found only one automated solution [advertizing removed by mod]. May be some one knew a free solution? Because $30 is a cool price for me.

A:How to reconnect to wifi network automatically?

It is a lot of articles about how to automatically connect to ad hoc networks at Windows 7/Vista (since Windows Vista you can't do this), it uses a windows profiler to perform this operation, but I'm afraid this solution is not suitable for you, cause actually you will have to run the task every fixed period of time.

p.s. at the link you provided price is $15.

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I've just bought a Win-10 PC, so I have only been using Win-10 for about a day.

I want to transfer Data from my Win-XP computer to my Win-10 computer. I've created Shared Drives on each computer, on the Win-10 the shared network drive is - win-c - and I created a shared drive on my Win-XP computer called - XP-E.

In my file browser under Network (W10) and under My Network Places (XP) I can see the drives I created.

BUT ... I can't see them on the other computer, the remote Network Computer. That is on Win-10 I can't find XP-E.

My old XP computer had THREE Partitions -

C: = OS and Ultilities
D: = CD Drive
E: = Programs and Data
F: = Long Term Data Storage

On the new computer (Win10) I created two new Folders simply call "E" and "F", I want to transfer all the DATA on drive E:\ on the XP computer to the C:\E\ folder on the Win10 computer.

I also Mapped a Network Drive in Win10, for the folder C:\E\ which I named Z:.

But, what I need is to see those drive letters (Win10) on the WinXP computer so I can transfer files to them over the Network.

I'm sure what I am missing is relatively simply, but so far I haven't found it.

I created what are suppose to be Shared Drives in both the Win-XP and Win-10, and I can see them on the computer I created them on, but I can't see them on the other network computer.

Did I explain that well enough? Does anyone have any thoughts.


A:Network Drives: Drive on the Local Computer, not the Remote

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New to the site and hoping to get some help. I am trying to set up an external HDD on Network Drives in my office. I have selected the tab to share the file on the network and all that. I notice it comes up as "E:" and that is not an option to choose from when I select Map Network Drive. Where it asks for the folder I put in \\Server\name of new drive. It keeps saying "Network path can not be found". I have tried to put the ip in and then the name of the new drive, like so: \\\name of new drive. Still can't be found. I have the hand also showing under the drive indicating that it CAN be shared. I formated the drive to NTFS as are the drives on the network.

I'm not a pro when it comes to networking and I don't know if I'm asking a stupid question here but any help would be greatly appreciated.


A:Can't set up new My Book External Hard Drive On Network Drives

Try this simple guide: (One of MS better guides I believe)

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So im at a complete loss here....

I have a windows 7 pro x86 computer that out of the blue stopped connecting to its network drives. I tried a few things like flushing the dns, re-registering, new IP finally I decided to rejoin it to the domain, big mistake. The computer couldn't contact the domain controller even though all the info was correct. I ended up doing a restore to the week prior updated the NIC drivers and everything seemed to be working.

The following day it happened again I tried the same few fixes and the solution this time was to uninstall all the hidden devices under the network adapter, after a reboot I got into the drives just fine. Now everytime the user shuts his computer down he gets this same problem. My boss ran into the same problem on another machine the other day so Im hesitant to restore, I would prefer a fix in case this shows up again.

The computer can get online and use our email through outlook but network resources are all gone. The machine can also ping all of the servers but wont connect with \\xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx IP or \\servername\share even with credentials entered.

Ive looked all over with no success.

A:Very strange problem connecting to network drives / network.

Welcome to Seven Forums,

If it's now happening to another computer, I'd unplug the router and switch(es) for 20 to 30 seconds. Also, check on your computer's Security or Firewall programs installed, make sure that they are up to date and not blocking the ports and network resources. You may try disabling the program(s) temporarily for debugging purpose.

An update will be nice.

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I have a wireless home network set up but unfortunately the desktop PC I use for most of my CAD work does not have a wireless adapter and it would be more trouble than it is worth to run a wire to my home office. I am wondering if it is possible for me to have my laptop connected to the wireless network and have a second wired network set up in the office through a router and have the laptop feed the connection to the desktop through the second network. I attempted to google the question but couldn't think of a way to word it, or what the setup would even be called.

Anyways, thanks in advanced


Edit: fixed some spelling errors

A:Cross Network internet?

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The Network Icon (wired) in my Task Tray has a Red Cross against it. No error shown in Device Manager. Network Diagnostics don't find an error and I don't seem to have any issues LAN or WAN but Automatic Windows Updates are not working. Manual Updates are OK and all the associated services seem to be running. I don't know if these two are connected.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.40GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 2047 Mb
Graphics Card: Mirage Driver, 3 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 74 GB (27 GB Free); D: 149 GB (17 GB Free);
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., 8PE667U
Antivirus: ZoneAlarm Antivirus, Enabled and Updated

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