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Cannot get mapped drive letter back IN win 7 Pro 32 bit

Q: Cannot get mapped drive letter back IN win 7 Pro 32 bit

I used to map a NAS drive on my Win 7 Pro 32 bit machine. Now the mapping is no longer available. I go to the "Map Network" and the letter is GONE. I can still access the NAS HDD via "network" in the Windows explorer. but I have links constrcuted around that drive letter. HOW DO I DELETE AND START OVER WHEN THE DRIVE LETTER IS MISSING ALTOGETHER?

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A: Cannot get mapped drive letter back IN win 7 Pro 32 bit


I'd normally disconnect the mapped drive from 'Computer' right click the mapped network drive and choose 'Disconnect'. You may also create a Shortcut on your desktop instead of mapping a network drive, an alternative.

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A laptop has 5 mapped drives which are only used on the office. Offline files is not an option. When a user on the road clicks on a mapped drive by mistake, the explorer window locks up while it tries to find it.

OK, but what is infuriating is what it does when it can't fid it.
Instead of doing something sensible like taking the explorer window to C: drive or desktop, it goes to the next drive letter. Of course this is also unavailable. So the machine is essentially unusable for about 5 minutes if the user mis-clicks once.

Any way to change this behaviour ?
XP Home and Pro.

A:When mapped drive not found, explorer goes to next drive letter. Delays.

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Hello,first post here!The following is happening:While mapping a external share to a drive letter, the drive letter is not availableon the command line.Running as administrator does not resolve this.Is this a permissions issue? On my test machine it works fine, but on a client'smachine I can't get them to show up no matter what I do. Only physical drivesare available on the cl, but all mapped drives are available when using the UI.Hope you can help.Marinus.

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I just built a new computer for work. Our server is mapped as letter ?F? and this works unless I leave a USB card reader plugged in when I shut it down. On boot up one of the drives on the card reader gets assigned ?F? and the mapped drive doesn?t work. I then have to remove the card reader and re-boot. I would prefer to leave the card reader plugged in. is there a way to lock or reserve the drive letters on one or the other to prevent the conflict? I solved this on my previous machine (XP pro) here but can?t remember how.


A:Mapped drive & USB drive letter conflict

Welcome to SF,

See if this Tutorial helps.

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I have a USB external hard drive that I keep all my documents etc on (had it for years)

I upgraded from Vista Home to & Home Premium then had to upgrade recently to Professional to run my Sage. Through all these upgrades my ext. drive ran fine. Occasionally the drvie letter would change if I had something else plugged into the USB, this was always easily corected in disk management by changing the drive path.

The connection on the case packed up so I had to get the drive put into a new case, now when I plug it in the drive is assigned G instead of F, I tried to change the drive letter allocation in Disk Management but it won't let me as the program still thinks I have a second ext. hard drive which is labelled F. I suspect this has happened because when the usb connection broke the drive was disconnected suddenly instead of a proper eject.

How do I get Disk Management to remove the inactive drive - i can't find any obvious way - eject, delete etc are all missing when I click on tools or tasks.

If there is no easy way then how do I stop program updates for Adobe etc. failing because they can not find the F drive. I don't know why they look at that drive anyway.


A:External Hard Drive - Drive Letter changed - unable to change back


Welcome aboard.

Try this:

Download drivecleanup.zip V 0.8.1 from

Drive Tools for Windows

Unzip to a folder. In it you will have two folders Win32 and x64, each containing DriveCleanup.exe for Windows 32bit and 64 bit respectively.

Now unplug all the USB devices from your PC (except of course the Keyboard and mouse), right click on the appropriate DriveCleanup.exe for your system and run it as an administrator.

This will remove all non-present drives from the registry.

Reboot and then plug-in your external drive.

The drive will be installed and hopefully you should be able to assign any free drive letter to it.

Please report whether it resolved your problem.

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My External Hard Drive (My Book) was always Drive letter F.

I went to sleep and woke up to find Windows 7 Pro had updated and rebooted and I was welcomed by my login screen.

Consequently now my My Book external HDD now reads as Drive letter G.

I went into Administrative Tools > Computer Management > Disk Management

Drive letter F is not available.

F is assigned to a drive that does not exist and never has. I am confused. I only have one CD drive and it says now that I have 2 even though the one addressed as F doesn't have any information. If I click on F it says "Insert Disk"

A:External Hard Drive (F) Drive Letter changed to G - Can't change back

Update: The mysterious other CD Rom drive seems to be MagicJack.

I did some research but the following tech help did NOT work as you can see by the previous post picture that it doesn't not show it up in Disk Management:

MagicJack/Support Resources/How-To/Assign Drive Letters - Wikibooks, open books for an open world

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I have a Dell XPS 8700 running Windows 7 professional. I just noticed today that my first DVD drive letter went from D to J. One of my external hard drives used to use the letter J. Now it is D. The DVD drive appears to work OK, but it may be a problem when I do backups using my external hard drives with Acronis. I am not sure when this drive letter change took place. I tried doing a checkpoint restart from a restore point taken 3 days ago. Same problem. Is there some way to get the drive letters back to they way they were? I am used to my two optical disk drives being D & E. Now they are J & E.
Charles Ranheim

A:DVD drive letter D changed to J How can I get it back

Hello cranheim,

You could use an option in the tutorial below to change the drive letter.

Drive Letter - Add, Change, or Remove in Windows

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my windows was virus infected i reinstalled the windows xp sp2 after installtion when i first time restart the windows my drive letters changed drive letter C: become D: And D: become c:
how do i changed drive letter back to c

A:how do i changed drive letter back to c

my windows was virus infected i reinstalled the windows xp sp2 after installtion when i first time restart the windows my drive letters changed drive letter C: become D: And D: become c:
how do i changed drive letter back to c

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I recently upgraded to the full version on win 7 pro. I installed it on a partition labeled D:\. After reloading my programs and double checking to make sure all work I deleted the partition that had win7 rc on it which was C:\ then expanded my d: partition to regain all my drive space. Now I only have 1 partition which is drive D:\. I want to change the drive letter to C:\ but will it screw up the registry entries for all my files and programs? Can I change D: to C: or should I just leave it.
When I boot up from my win7 install disc and choose the repair option it shows my disk as C: strange??
any ideas?

A:Changing drive letter back to c:\

Just leave it as is...unless you want to start all over again.

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I have changed the drive letters on my two DVD burners and they keep changing back.

I have two SATA DVD burners lettered K and L. I have reversed the drive letters several times in Disk Management and they hold for a while; but, when I attempt to use them again a few days later, I notice the letters are swapped back.

Anyone have suggestions on how to get this problem solved?

A:Drive letter keep changing back

What steps do you go thru to set them in Disk Manager?
No crashes? No system state restores?

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Some time ago I put in a new hdd and copied the old one to the new one, took out the old one and the new one retained the letter F. If I would save the content of the F drive to an external Hdd, is there then anyway to clear the F drive hdd and re-install from the external and re-letter the F drive to be my C drive?

Hope this makes sense.

Any info appreciated.

A:Wanting to change hdd drive letter back to C

Switching drive letters in Windows really isn't recommended, mainly because a lot of system files (mainly the Windows Registry) are hard-coded to look at whatever drive they were installed to (so in your case it would be F).

There's a Microsoft Knowledge Base article on the switching procedure here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223188

I personally would recover all of your essential data (documents, photos, music, game saves etc), wipe the disk and start from scratch with a clean installation of Windows, as you could brick the machine if it screws up.

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I tried out a program called Cryptainer which created a virtual drive, but it took the drive letter I use for my Flashdrive (G). I've unistalled the program and run CCleaner and Norton WinDoctor to clean up anything it may have left behind, but everytime I plug in the flashdrive it keeps getting assigned the letter H, even though there is no G drive listed in my directory tree anymore. How can I get that G drive letter back?

Thanks much,

A:Solved: Can't Get Flash Drive Letter Back

See if you can change it manually using the Disk Management interface and have the change hold up:

To change the drive letter assignments in Windows XP, follow these steps:
1. Log on to the computer as Administrator.
2. not applicable
3. Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Manage.
4. Click Disk Management.
5. not applicable
6. Click the removable drive, click it, click Change, click the drive letter that you want to use, and then click OK.
ref: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;330137

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I had to replace my hard drive an windows assigned the drive letter to I: not to c: how do I change it to c:

A:how to change the main hard drive letter back to c:


See this article: How to restore the system/boot drive letter in Windows

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Client is laptop running on Vista Business. Server is Windows 2000. File is on Host running on XP SP2. I can map the drive on laptop to Host but when I try to run an application I get message:

You must run APPLICTATION_NAME from a mapped drive.

I am running application from mapped drive so why do I get this message?

Only weird thing I can mention is that I have to specify domain name and user name to connect to the mapped drive. But once I am connected I can open all files. But the application I need to run gives me the error message.

Help anyone?

A:message to connect through mapped drive while connected through mapped drive

Is the application on the host or just the data?

Does another machine connect correctly?

If the app. is on a host along w/ the data, have you tried installing the application on your machine and accessing the data over the lan.

Other thoughts:
sometimes applications require an exact data path. For example, f:\app
this info is stored on the host. When you map your local drive, you choose m:\app

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I have a drive that has a lot of information on it that I need. A user left our company and all of his files are on this drive. I was handed it and asked to build a VM with all his information on it. When I plug the drive in it loads the drivers and shows
up just fine in Computer Management (shown below), but not in Computer. So I think, ok, I'll just add a drive letter but that option is greyed out and won't let me. The disk is initialized and appears to be healthy. I have gone to device manager and made sure
there were no problems there as well. It was also an external drive so I removed it and made it an internal drive on my machine but got the same results. It shows up in BIOS but obviously can't boot off of it since it is not an OS drive.
Deleting/formatting the drive is not an option. Is there a way to get this drive accessible without that? Deleting it is the exact opposite of what I want done here. 

A:Change Drive Letter and Paths... greyed out. Can't assign drive letter.

That looks like a mac formatted drive, that's why it wont work on your PC. Try installing Paragon HFS+ for Windows.

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i have windows 7 desktop. there are some partition on it.but there is problem with these partition. All the three partition have the same drive letter.i attach a link showing the picture. all three partitions are dynamic , simple. if i open these drives only the contents of one drive are appeared. another two drive data are not shown in any manner.

i don't want to lose any data from any drive ......
please help me sir...
my windows is installed in c:\ drive which is also dynamic and there are no recent changes.only one change i did which is i shrink dynamic volume 50 GB from 206 GB and again mixed with 206 GB without allocating free space.

and only the c drive is on and d drive is off.but in my other desktop same configuration exist.
please help me...and please don't say change and remove drive letter...........waiting for response

A:changing one drive letter all 3 partitions change to that drive letter

First thing you're going to do is fill in the specs of the desktop whose snips you are showing us.

Then you're going to do the same with the second pc opening a second post with snips. Give it a different title like "Second pc with drive letters the same". Don't forget the snips.

You should not have dynamic disks in either machine. What did you do to accomplish this?

There exists a bevy of spectacular experts on this site that will be happy to help you. But give us ALL the info please.

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I want to rename drive E (10gigs) to lets say drive S...is it as simple as right clicking and renaming the drive in most cases right?. This is a one owner non networked home pc. (windows xp)



A:Solved: renaming extended partition drive letter to another letter...plz help

Right click on My Computer . . select Manage . . then Disk Management . .

In Disk Management, right click on the Drive an select change letter assignment . .

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I lost my Event Viewer, and had to do a repair installation to fix it. Unfortunately, during the repair install, Windows decided to rename my second HD as the D: drive... it was K: before that. Now I cannot access any of my docs, pictures, music, or videos through the normal means... they don't show up in libraries or explorer, and apps like Restorator and Sure Thing (CD labeler) cannot find them. I think that means the paths are broken..?

It won't allow me to rename the HD back into K: (it's not listed as available). I can access the data by clicking Computer > D, and I can see the data is there, but its unusable as of now. Any ideas?

A:Can't change hard drive letter to needed letter

Hello Stevie,

To be safe, you should create a restore point before doing this in case you make a mistake and need to use it to do a system restore.


1. If the K letter is not being used by another internal drive, then you can open regedit and navigate to:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\MountedDevices
2. In the left pane, Take ownership (step 2 in Option Two of METHOD TWO) of the registry key MountedDevices and "Allow" yourself "Full Control" of it as well.

3. In the right pane of MountedDevices, right click on \DosDevices\K: and click on Delete and OK.

4. Restart the computer to apply. You should now be able to change the second hard drive letter to K.

Hope this helps,

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I had to open my pc and remove drives. Once re-installed, one of the drive has seen it's letter allocation modified. Since 2 application is pointing to G drive, I would like to be able to get it back.

Hard disk (2) Was G: Now, show has a D:
CD drive was D: Now show has E:

G: appear had a "movable" drive

What can I do to replace all drive letter allocation has it use to be

Any info appreciated


A:modifying drive letter: Letter to choose not in the list

To find out why the preferred letter is not available. Type disk management in the search bar on the start menu and select "create and format hard disk partitions". Look to see if the letter you want to use is already in use. If it is you will have to change it first.

This link might be helpful.
How to change drive letters--even when the letter you want isn't available | PCWorld

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Want to Assign a drive letter to a partitioned device but the letter is not in the list

I created a partitioned drive I went to assign letter G but I don't see it in the list. no drive is using the letter G I do believe that some USB is using letter G, but I don't see my USBs ( see image)

What can I do?


A:Want to Assign a drive letter to a partitioned device but the letter i

Do you have any USB storage devices like a card reader hooked up? Those would take up extra drive letters but not show up in Explorer until you put some media in.

I also notice you have disk drives C: and F: and a DVD drive on D: which makes me wonder where E: is...

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To whomever can help,
I've got a batch file that saves the currently mapped drives to a text file inside "usersettings" folder.
net use >> .\userSettings\%computername%_%username%_map.txt
Goto :HOME
the output of which is something similar to...
<-------contents of %computername%_%username%_map.txt-------------------->
New connections will be remembered.
Status       Local     Remote                    Network

OK         H:      \\------\home_folders\%userid%    Microsoft Windows Network
OK         S:       \\-----\share   Microsoft Windows Network
OK         X:       \\-----\packages      Microsoft Windows Network
OK         Y:        \\-----\upload        Microsoft Windows Network
The command completed successfully.
<-------------End of File!------------------------------------------------------->
..and a script that currently maps the users s: and H: 
net use S: \\---\share /p:Yes
net use H: \\---\home_folders\%UserID% /p:Yes
is there a way to create a .bat that will read from the %computername%_%username%_map.txt file to re-map those drives.
I'd like to use ... Read more

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

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

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Hi there,

I used BitLocker, which, for some reason, moved all my system files into its own letter-less, 300 MB system partition (described as "System, Active, Primary Partition", and my C: drive is "Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partition").

I couldn't finish setting up BitLocker, so I went with TrueCrypt which encrypted my whole C: drive successfully.

Now that letter-less partition is still there. I'm not sure if it has been encrypted (since TrueCrypt doesn't see it), nor can I verify its contents. How do I do that?

And how can I merge it back safely into my C: drive? I'm worried that TrueCrypt didn't include it in the encryption process.

Thanks in advance

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I was messing around with my HDD partition and decided to rename my D:\ drive to X:\. Well everything went smoothly but then problems emerged.

When I turn on my laptop a bunch of applications send the error message "No Disk". It says: "There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drive \Device\Harddisk2\DR3."

I usually have to click a bunch of times before the error window stops popping up. This is also happening with various applications.

I tried changing the disk letter back to D, except I can't do that since the letter D is not given as an option for the new drive letter.

When I open up regedit and go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\MountedDevices both \DosDevices\D: and \DosDevices\X: exist, even though there is no partition named D:\ on my laptop.

Is there a way to force change the drive letter back to D:\, or perhaps another solution?

A:Changing letter drives, can't change back to D:\

Hello Veliki, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if OPTION TWO in the tutorial below may be able to help.


Hope this helps,

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Hi, I did stupid thing. I changed revovery partition to R:\ then I realized that recovery does not work anymore. I changed it back to original letter D:\ but still it does not work. Is there any possibility how to make it work again? One idea: When I look in Disk Managment status of Recovery disc is Healthy but missing Boot indication. Maybe when I make D:\ disc bootable again it could work, but I do not know how. Thank you everybody in advanceMichal Bokr

A:Recovery partition letter changed to R: and then back to D:

Hi @mickmag, Welcome to the HP Forum! This is a wonderful location to converse with  the community, get assistance and find tips. For you to have a rewarding experience, I would like to include the following link for your perusal and reference. First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More Usually, the recovery partition is protected and does not allow you to change the drive letter.  If you did not create your recovery media before changing the drive letter, please contact HP Support to obtain a recovery kit. Please contact HP support at Contact HP Support. To express appreciation for my post please click the ?Thumbs Up Icon?.  If my post resolves the issue you are experiencing, please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find what worked for you! 

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Over and over again. It is a Samsung RF511 notebook and I've already took off the key, cleaned it and then reinserted the button. I've also reinstalled the keyboard through the Device Management and operated the virtual Windows keyboard. I'm afraid it's a malware fault.
I'm new over here and any help would be extremely appreciated. Thanks in advance.

 FRST_05-11-2016 00.53.16.txt   76.8KB
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 hijackthis.log   15.56KB

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I'm just curious, because if we can assign a letter for a drive [for example, C:], then, can I assign a letter to a folder? Because when I save/open a file or anything like that, I can just type the letter of the drive if I want to access a drive, so I wish I could assign a letter to a folder.

A:Solved: If I can assign a drive letter, can I assign a folder letter?

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I'm running Win7 ult x64.  I am running on a network with 4 pcs, 2 vista, 2 xp.  We have one server running 2000.  I have mapped a couple of folders on the server and can connect just fine when I first start my pc.  But after awhile the connection is lost.  It still shows the drives, but not the connection.  This internet works fine and access is controlled through the server.  I can restart my machine and the drives will be connected and working as they should.  But after some time they will disconnect again.  Win 7 is acting like it is losing the connection to the network, because I can't map another drive from one of the other PC's unless I reboot.  But the internet access is still working fine.  Any ideas?

A:Loss of mapped drive, networked drive disconnects

This behavior is caused by the default policy setting in the Windows Server.
Mapped Drive Connection to Network Share May Be Losthttp://support.microsoft.com/kb/297684
Sometimes firewall can also cause this kind of issues. I suggest you temporary disable the firewall on both computers.
After doing these, the mapped drives should not disconnect.
In general situations, although the connections disconnect after a while, it should be able to reconnect if you launch it. In this case you may need to change the NTLM authentication level. Please refer the following website.
Network security: LAN Manager authentication level
The policy is:
Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\Security Options\Network security: LAN Manager authentication level
Please change “Send LM & NTLM - use NTLMv2 session security if negotiated”.
If your system is Windows 7 Home Premium, you may change it from Registry.
1. Launch regedit from Start Search box.2. Find the following branch.  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa
3. Create a DWORD key under Lsa and set:
Name: LmCompatibilityLevel Value: 1
4. Restart.Arthur Xie - MSFT

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Hi all,

Basically the title of this post explains it all. we have a user in our company who maps to a drive in XP e.g. \\server001\smith_j$ and then has the drive mapped also in Citrix. recently he has reported that his XP mapped drive is no longer matching the citrix mapped drive. the citrix drive is much more populated and accurate.

Can anyone explain why this could be? It must be something on the local computer. It is mapping to the correct location but giving back the wrong folder!!!!

A:Mapped drive in XP differs from drive in Citrix

bazpaul said:

Hi all,

Basically the title of this post explains it all. we have a user in our company who maps to a drive in XP e.g. \\server001\smith_j$ and then has the drive mapped also in Citrix. recently he has reported that his XP mapped drive is no longer matching the citrix mapped drive. the citrix drive is much more populated and accurate.

Can anyone explain why this could be? It must be something on the local computer. It is mapping to the correct location but giving back the wrong folder!!!!Click to expand...
First off, do you use login scripts for your users, or are all drives mapped manually??

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Hi All

One of our users has a problem regarding their drives. It would appear that the mapped SharePoint drive (w:) has the same space as their system drive (c:). Since their system drive space is low it means that they cannot save anything to the SharePoint.
 I've tried remapping the drive but the same problem occurs. Another thing to note is that another two mapped drives (k:) and (g:) are showing the same space on file explorer. Even though their contents are completely different. Nobody else in the company
is having this problem.

Any ideas?


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The laptop that I've taken over has a mapped drive to a user folder on our server. I want to remap this to my user folder.

If I disconnect the drive it tells me that 2 files are in use and then everytime I log back in, it reconnects. I've also tried remapping the new folder to the same map and over-riding it which works, until I log off, and resets again when I log back in.

I can't see what files are in use, I can see nothing obvious like startup items.

A:Mapped drive

Try this:

Disconnect the drive
Remap the drive the same way you have been doing it but male sure that "reconnect at logon in unchecked"
Log off and log back on

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i have simcity 3000 installed on my host computer and recently, i decided to play it on the comfort of my bed via local area network on my laptop. my laptop is a pretty old windows 95 system but still quite a workhorse. anyways, ive already installed it on my Toshiba Libretto using the cd drive on my host computer since this does not have a cd drive of its own. now when i try to play it, it keeps prompting me to insert the cd rom. now what i want to ask is if there is some command line switch for the shortcut so that it would look for the cd rom on the mapped drive. or if there is some way to specify the path for it in the registry or something. any help is much appreciated

happy new year everyone

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I have 3 workstations and 1 server. When I mapped to the server I am able to see the mapped drive in explore. The 3 computers are label as computer1, computer2 & computer3. When I mapped to computer1 all indication shows that the mapped drive was a successful however, the drive do not appear in explorer. When I right on my computer to disconnect the drive mapping to computer1 it's part of the list. Do any know what may be the cause of this problem?

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I have a username that wants to access a mapped drive through Terminal Services.

If I make them a normal user in the AD they see the mapped drive, but as soon as I move the user in the Terminal Services users in AD, the mapped drive is no longer there.

How can I show this?


A:Mapped drive through TS

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I have a client that I getting ready to take over his computers. The person before me set up two computers. Comp1 is the server and Comp2 is this the client; however they are both running xp pro. Comp1 has to be on for Comp2 to work and see the mapped drive. Now my client has a router which these two computers are attached. Also, for Comp2 to access the internet Comp1 has to be on as well. This just does not make sense. One last thing every so often Comp2 will say that the mapped drive can not find the server. Just strange....I need help
Adam Cohen

A:mapped drive

Why? Are there security, network, or software issues? Were there more computers connected to the "server" at one time?
Curiosity makes me ask you for an update when you figger it out... But

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I've changed the path of a mapped drive but everytime the user logs in, the drive shows disconnected. Once it is clicked on it opens ok though.

Is there a way to resolve this as the user is a ts user and I'll be removing the access for him to open the drive directly

A:Mapped drive

I am assuming this a problem within the TS session not on the local computer?

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I have a mapped drive on my computer. It is a folder from my server. Usually (not always) in the morning when I come and sign in, It will not reconnect the shared drive. I need to maunally do it, and input the password. Any ideas why I have one computer that wont keep the shared drive, but 15 others that can keep the same shared drive on their computer without any problems? Thanks

A:Mapped Drive

Long shot, and you have probably already checked this, but when you initially map the drive have you checked the Reconnect at logon box?

If it is checked, are you logging on with the same user?

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I am trying to map a drive over a network us NT. Assuming my server name is "abc" , what is the proper path to map this drive on another computer.
Any help is appreciated.

A:NT Mapped Drive Path

Are you looking for syntax?

type net use /? and hit enter, in a command window and you can see all of the syntax available and required.

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My Local Disk is mapped to drive H and I want to Map it so it is C - like most computers are.
I can't do it in disk management, is there away of doing it without reinstalling windows?

A:Drive mapped wrong

The only way that I know to change a boot drive letter to C: is to do a repair install with only that drive and the optical drive connected...assuming that some other drive has the C: letter assigned.


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I have a user who cannot stay connected to a mapped drive.
I keep getting an error that says, "Local Device Name Is Already In Use", when I attempt to view the drive.
I usually can see the drives contents when I do this mapping on other users' computers, IE;...I go to My Network Places >>> Map Network Drive >>>
I put in the drive letter that I want to use, and then I browse to the folder in that drive that I want to map. On this PC, I can't see the folders in the drive...in other words, I can see the Network drive, "Img01", but cannot see the contents of that drive...(hope I'm making sense)

So then I go about it the hard way and find the contents by going:
Start >>> Run >>> \\img01
Then I can see the contents, I right click on the folder I want to map, and presto!
It's mapped. But when the user shuts down or reboots, It's lost it's mapping and has to be re-mapped...

I'm at a loss. Anyone?

A:Mapped Drive Problems...

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I have a computer running Windows 7 Enterprise with a network drive mapped to another commuter running Windows XP Professional. The C drive in the computer with XP went bad and the computer was replaced. However I cannot disconnect the mapped
If I try to disconnect it using the context menu option in Windows Explorer it brings up a dialog box that says, "This network connection does not exist," and does not disconnect it. I have also tried to disconnect it from the command line:
C:\>net use Z: /delete
The network connection could not be found.
More help is available by typing NET HELPMSG 2250.

C:\>net helpmsg 2250
The network connection could not be found.

This problem is very annoying. Please help.

A:Mapped drive will not disconnect

In cmd windows, you can directly type command 'net use' to see the net connection.
If the Z: doesn't existed in the list, 'the network connection could not be found' is normal.
And you can directly define a new network location to Z:.

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I am trying to set up backup to a mapped network drive.
The server name is "Server1", and it is mapped as J: on my workstation. The name of my workstation is "Workstation1".

The following string doesn't work in the backup dialog "Network Location" field:

Any suggestions?


A:Trying to backup to mapped drive . . .

The J doesn't matter, it's just what you picked for your local machine.

Network-wise it doesn't know if you picked J, R, T, X or whatever.

Anyway, are you trying to send data to Workstation1 or Server1?

The proper phrasing would be

(or \\server1\c$)

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Bring my laptop to office, hook up to the company network. Ping, trace route server, access internet all fine. just can not mapped the server drive.

There are 20 desktops in the same group. I can only see one desktop( not the server) in the network place .

What is wrong with my laptop configuration?

The server is running red-hat linux and we use PDC (Primary Domain Controller??).
all desktops and laptop is set up the same( whatever I can pull out and compare) except its individual IP from DHCP. desktops can mapped the network drive of the server in the office but the laptop can not.

A:can not mapped the networking drive.

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My windows 7 mapped drives are not showing the same information.

I have updated an excell file , but other users are not seeing the update

Have disconnted the mapped drive but the information is not being updated.

any help here would be appreciated.

A:Mapped drive not in sync

Alright I can see that you have a network and everything.. please explain how your network is set up. Do you have a file server or is everyone connecting your computer to see the file

please explain the setup

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My network mapped drive is not opening. its showing "application can not run in win32 mode"

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I have win2k with a peer to peer network, could anyone tell me how do you disconnect an old mapped network drive that doesn't exist anymore.

A:mapped network drive

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