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Hard drives and mapped drives missing.

Q: Hard drives and mapped drives missing.

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

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

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

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

Thanks

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Local computer is W7 Pro/64. Remote computer is an old Windows 2K machine used for backup and printer server, but it is like an old friend, and I would hate to have to replace it. Can still log on to remote desktop, but mapped drives on the same computer are not accessible. After a restore back to before the last Windows Update, and everything comes back. Any suggestion which specific update might be the cause, or which settings I might tweak to get things working?

A:LAN mapped drives missing after the February update...

Not exactly solved, but at least fixed (for me). Reinstalled all the Feb updates one at a time, and no more problem. No idea why.

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

A:[SOLVED] Mapped Hard Drives

Howdy DVation...

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

See MS article 297684 ...
 

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Weird issue.

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

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

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

A:Solved: Mapped Drives & Drives on Network

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OK
Here is the problem

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any suggestions? Help!!!!
 

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Recently I formatted all the hard drives on my Gateway MX6214 Notebook computer.

When I attempt to install Windows XP it says the Setup cannot continue because no hard drives were found.

Obviously, the hard drives are in working condition because I also checked with some bootable diagnostic tools and the hard drives are check. But now it seems the "internal?" drivers on the hard drives have also been deleted during the format, so WINXP cannot recognize during installation. Same goes for installation of the OS Ubuntu =/

I do not have the original diagnostic cd that came with the notebook.

Are there any solutions anyone can point me towards?
 

A:Formatted Hard Drives, Trying to install Windows XP but no recognition of hard drives

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Yesterday I discovered my computer will no longer read my flash drives, external hard drives or SD cards.  If I plug in any of them, they don’t even show up in Disk Management.  In Device Manager they will show up, but will have a yellow flag and under Properties it says the driver for this device is not installed even though they’ve been used before on the computer.  Clicking “Update Driver” doesn’t help because it searches and says there are no drivers for this device.  If I go to the “Events” tab, it gives the  date and “Device configured (null)”.
 
I restarted my computer today, hoping it might correct this problem, but when restarting I ended up with a message about an inaccessible boot drive.  After going into a loop several times where it told me about the inaccessible boot drive and then restarted again, I finally ended up with a screen that gave me more options for troubleshooting such as doing a system restore point.  I had the computer perform a system restore and finally it took me to the welcome screen and then desktop.  Anyway, rebooting did not correct the problem about my computer not reading my flash drives, external hard drives or SD card.  Any ideas?  Maybe the problems I’m having are related to a recent Windows update (computer seemed to be working fine before the update), but don’t know for sure. 
 
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A:Computer no longer reads flash drives, external hard drives.

What you want to do is to go to the HP wesite's support page, find your computer and you should be able to download the current drivers. Here is a link to the page. https://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers

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Hello all. My wifes computer's mother board croaked a couple weeks ago. She had an emachine with an 80G Western Digital hard drive. Since I had an extra 4 yr old dell at work, I grabbed it and left it just the way it was except I took my wifes hard drive and put it in with the dell seagate hard drive. Now I can see both hard drives, but the cd-rom is missing. I have tried switching jumpers with no effect. The dell is the master and the western digital (e-machine) is set as the slave.

I would just copy the contents of western digital to the dell (seagate) hard drive, but it is only 37 gig and it would be pretty close to being full.

What can I do to make the system recognize the cd-rom AND both hard drives?
 

A:2 Hard drives now missing cd rom

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i had just reprogramed my lil sisters laptop and it worked with vista but next thing u know she brings it back cause she said it would leave the dell direct care screen so i get it and reformated the computer and tryed to reload the vista on the and it it try then wouldn't load up then i started over and this time it said the system module had been place firmly or some this so i check all components and every thing was in tacked but when i try to load it up this time and format it it would show nothing for the hard drives to put it on tryed refreshin it and still no hardrives so please help
 

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Hi, my drives went missing after I restarted my computer. I use Windows 2000 SP4. My problem is my three drives (M, N, and O Drive) went completely missing. When I go to my Device Manager, it does not show any other drive except my L drive. Luckily, my L Drive is still intact; however, my M, N, and O Drive isn't shown anywhere at all. It is as if my drives are completely wiped out. I have even went to my Partition Magic to take a look. Partition Magic only shows me L Drive and 131GB unallocated space. My L Drive is only 29.3 GB. The fact is that my hard drive is 250GB. My drives M, N, and O are gone, and I don't know what to do to get them back. This all happened after I restarted my computer when I finished the defragment for my C Drive. It all happened so unexpectedly. If I had known what this would happen, I would have made lots of backups, but now, I can no longer do that. I have tried searching around in the internet and tried the solutions but with no luck. I had many important files on it, and some of them mean a whole world to me. What can I do to get my three drives back?
 

A:Hard Drives Missing

Gparted Live boot CD may help you confirm your partitions are really gone or not:
http://gparted.sourceforge.net/download.php

But if you need to recover data, I use ZAR : http://www.z-a-recovery.com/unformat-tutorial.htm
(which is free for four folders down ie M:\Folder1\SubFolder2\Subfolder3\Subfolder4 )

There are also many other data recovery softwares here too: http://www.majorgeeks.com/downloads38.html

Let us know how you go
 

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Okay, so I am totally unable to get to my hard drives, Meadia Player is telling me I need a hard drive to be able to play a dvd, cd, whatever. What can I do. I have windows Vista it's a Toshiba laptop and it is not even like a year old. Please help me.


T
 

A:My Hard Drives are Missing

If your Toshiba laptop is booting up, it's not your hard drive that is bad, and you have only one hard drive inside the laptop. It is probably the CD drive that is bad, and this is what is causing your problem
 

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Hey: I have recently re-installed Windows xp and all is fine with that operating system, but the problem that I do have is....I have two hard drives but only one is showing up. I know it is still there somewhere, but how do I make it available to use?
Thanks
Stumbler
 

A:missing 1 of 2 hard drives

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Ok... I am having a small problem. I have an old server, a Compaq Proliant 1600. I have had it for about 2 years, and today I finally decided to work on it. I added some more RAM, and installed Windows XP. It has six 9.1 GB Hard Drives, but it only recognizes the one hard drive that the OS is on. That is the only drive that will show up when ever I go to My Computer. My question, how do I get the other 5 hard drives to show up?
 

A:Missing hard drives

are the other 5 hard drives just new or just formatted?

try go to control panel -> administrative tools -> computer management -> disk management

check whether your hard drives show up there.
 

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I volunteer for a Charity in the main role of IT admin. Part of what I want to do is ensure the Laptops, External Drives and Memory sticks are encrypted, but I am worried if I (try to) encrypt a drive with files already on, they will get messed up. I am not an expert, so would appreciate any advice and guidance anyone can give. Any favourite products? We are a charity so want to pay little or nothing for this. The intention is to ensure any personal information we hold is secure if it falls into the wrong hands. I am clearly looking at making sure no-one uses Laptops/Ext drives/memory sticks that do not belong to the charity when working (self included), but am a little uncertain where to start with this and do not want to make things worse. Any input gratefully received. Probably a simple question for lots of you, but not for me!!
 

A:Encryption of hard drives, external drives and Memory sticks

All the encryption programs I know of support encrypting drives with data. BitLocker and Vercrypt(TrueCrypt port) absolutely do. BitLocker absolutely requires the use of strong Windows passwords as it only protects the drive if its removed or accessed via another boot device. VeraCrypt has the added benefit of having a pre-boot password so you cannot even boot to the operating system without entering the password. You should still of course have strong passwords and automatic locking of the system after a set time of inactivity.

You may also want to re-evaluate the need for USB drives and sticks, not only are they bad for data security but also easy to lose, have stolen, or just fail. Central storage and VPN access may be preferred to a giant pile of external devices that some places end up relying on.
 

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I am running Windows XP SP3 right now on a Lenovo 7650-ELU and experiencing some odd problems. For some reason, the laptop I have will not recognize USB Flash Drives that I put into it or External Hard Drives. I know that the USB ports work correctly, because I have plugged in optical mouses and keyboards that work. I searched the forums and didn't see anything like this.

It's odd how when I first insert them, it makes the sound and shows the icon in the taskbar that would allow me to safely remove the device, but nothing else. So far, I have gone into the device manager and uninstalled all the USB ports and restarted hoping this would solve my problem, but it continues to do the same thing.

If anyone has some helpful advise, please post. I appreciate all the help.

Cheers!

A:USB Ports Don't Recognize Flash Drives or External Hard Drives

Has it ever worked before?

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A Moderator has Moved your thread to our Windows 7 forum as there are some things you need to know in order to

rescue data you probably need and some other stuff you shouldl be aware of..help should arrive soon

My hard drive won't boot, and SMART says it's 'BAD, backup and replace."

I can't replace it now(no money), so I was wondering if there's a way to get Windows 7 completely pulled off the drive from its sectors and transferred to another storage drive WITHOUT the hard drive connected to a motherboard, no BIOS, etc. Just independent of its self, with the jumper/power to start it, can data be physically removed from it without it being connected to a motherboard?

Is there any way something like this can be done?

Because here's what I want to do ...

I want to clear the hard drive and keep its files, the OS, and other files on it, move them to another storage drive, then boot them from, say, a 64GB USB drive, and install them on a new hard drive from there. Will something like this work?

Assuming I boot from the USB with a new, functioning hard drive installed, can I just sort of "move" the OS to the new, empty hard drive to install it there? What are the steps of doing this exactly?

I'm not skilled/experienced in this area at all.
 

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i am going home for winter break and i wanted to take over some videos i had on my hard drive, but the problem is that it is an internal hard drive, and i want to be able to transfer the data to a laptop. Is there a way that you can turn an internal hard drive into an external hard drive? Or is there a piece of hardware that will alow me to do this?
 

A:Turn internal hard drives into external hard drives

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i have 2 HD's laying around. 1 2.1 GB and 1 10.0 GB, the 2.1 has Win. 95 on it, and the 10.0 has Win. 98SE on it. if i get a computer without a HD, and it need 1, can i put on of the HD's in it, and it will work? or....
 

A:Solved: hard drives with OS, wanting to put in computer wit no hard drives

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Hi,
I currently have 2 PATA hard drives installed in my system that both run off the same IDE ribbon cable. My MSI MS-7184 motherboard has 2 SATA connections and 2 SATA power supplies available. Would I benefit much by upgrading my hardrives to SATA ones? One of them holds the operating system and programs etc (160GB) and the other stores my mp3's (320GB). Would there be much speed gained or not enough for me to notice? Also would data be transferred faster if my PATA drives had one IDE cable each instead of sharing one? I seem to have 2 IDE connections on the motherboard.
 

A:Solved: SATA Hard Drives vs PATA Hard Drives

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I set up a new computer. Windows 7 Pro 64x
Everything was fine but then I connected a flash drive to it and I get:

Location Not Available
H:\ is not accessible. Access is denied

If I go into the properties to the ?security? tab, it says ?you do not have permission to view or edit this object?s permission settings?

If I go into the ?owner? tab of Advanced Security Settings, current owner says ?Unable to display current owner?
This is on every flash drive and portable hard drive on all 4 usb ports.
I am logged in as the administrator and there is not even another user account on the computer
I?ve run sfc /scannow

I?m absolutely stumped. I?ve never had this happen on any computer where I couldn?t use an external device.

This is not my computer so I?ll have to do whatever remotely.

Thank you for the help.

A:All Flash Drives & External Hard Drives NOT ACCESSIBLE?

Sometimes when I plug in a USB Thumb/Flash drive I get a message about "this device can perform faster if plugged into a USB 2 port" so I shut the computer down and pull the power cord and USB devices from the back of it. After waiting a bit I put everything back and all is good.

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I have a new computer plus a couple of other computers and I have some external hard drives and flash drives. what is the best way to check these devices to make sure they are clean, will just connecting them and viewing them or running AV and other security checks propose a risk to the computer that is checking?
Thanks for any advise!

A:External Hard drives and flash drives security

zformer,

You can consider the use of the Panda Vaccine on your computer and USB Drives:
Download Panda USB and AutoRun Vaccine - MajorGeeks

This tool provides a two way security by vaccinating both computer and/or USB drives.
It work on NTFS, FAT, FAT32 formatted drives.
However, vaccinating a USB drive cannot be undone without formatting the USB disk, using a hex editor, or a File Manager in a Linux distribution..


Next, make sure that your Antivirus can scan USB drives. Some do not have this option.

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My Windows 10 Home laptop will recognize all of my flash drives but won't recognize any of my external hard drives. They all use to show up but now they aren't. The hard drives show up in disk manager but won't show up in file explorer. I hooked them up to other laptops & they all show up. I've tried uninstalling drivers & reinstalling them but It hasn't worked. Any ideas?

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I've got an old Dell Inspiron 8200 PC that the office uses as shared storage, printer server etc, and it's been having issues seeing USB drives correctly (Although the laser printer that's on USB has never ever had a problem!?!)

Yesterday it dawned on me that instead of plugging in the extra 2 drives I need I could put another couple of hard drives in, in place of the optical drives, that are never used on that machine.

So after a bit vague googling it seemed this was possible, so I went ahead and removed both optical drives, replacing them with 2 hard drives, (so now the PC has 4 internal drives).

... and they work! You wouldn't believe the hassle I've had with NetworkAttachedStorage and various different USB drives, while figuring out that this machine doesn't like USB drives!)

The thing is: the drives seem to be running really slowly. Is this because CD drives won't need to receive data as fast as hard drives do? Is there any way of setting it up to send data faster to these drives?
 

A:Plugging Hard Drives into to Optical Drives' IDE Cable?

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Hi
I was wondering if any one else has come up against this problem with Win 7 home premium.
In power options the setting is balanced, monitor 10 mins, hard drives 2 hrs.
When I wake up the system I noticed that two of my four drives were missing, a reboot fixes it but why is it doing this?
 

A:Missing hard drives after sleeping

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New Build-- Jan. 2007

Intel motherboard---BoxDG965WHMKR P965-retail
CPU- Intel E6600
MEM 1Gx2 Corsair Twin2x2048-6400 R
VGA EVGA 7900GS K0
Hard Drives-- WD 74GB sata and WD 250GB sata
OS- Vista Ultimate

Everything seemed to work fine on the new build for a week or so. That is until I installed a promise
ultra 100 tx2 pci controler where I could add another hard drive(ide drive) Well, after that the system
would not even boot until I removed the pci controller card. Also, when it did boot, found no operating
system. I rebooted into bios and my two sata hard drives were missing. I have tried everything I can
but the bios will not recognize the sata hard drives anymore. However, the sata dvd-rw is recognized
and works fine. I have cleared cmos, have updated to new bios again, reinstalled drivers, still no sata hd in bios.
I even installed winxp pro on a (ide hd ,using the only one slot this mb has ) and everything works fine on winxp
but still bios will not recognize neither of my two sata hard drives. When I installed the ultra 100 controller in the
pci slot, did it mixup my controller drivers for the sata or what????????????????????? Have worked on this problem
almost 3 days. Any help would be very much appreshiated............
 

A:Sata Hard Drives Missing

First, if the BIOS can't find the drives, then your problem has got nothing to do with any software, including operating systems and drivers.

Try your SATA drives one at a time in another computer to make sure that they actually work.
 

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

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Mr. Rick,

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

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

Thanks and Regards,
Nico
 

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

A:Mapped drives

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Hi,
We are currently running Windows 7 shop and starting to migrate to 10 from next year. 
There is a Radius server configured on Server 2008 R2 with access points and a GPO that runs on all the devices to connect to Wifi automatically. Mapped drives are also configured. So when user connects with Wifi, the startup
GPO does not get applied and in turn we do not see the home drives mapped. 
But for some users, we see that there is a red x for the mapped drive and after the device is connected to WIFI, they can connect to it. But for others, we do not see the red x marked drives if they logoff/reboot the device.
So what can cause this issue ? 
Regards,V

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

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

A:Mapped drives

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

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

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

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Hello all,
I am here with a new problem again, hoping that i wil get answer as like for the earlier posts.
I am here having a lot of users who uses the mapped drives for saving the works,and i have 3 mapped drives which is common, and whichis running through the sysvol scripts, and all r working fine, now the problem is few of my users always comes with the complaint saying that their home folder ( that is the personal drive) of user is showing only the home driv not their personal one, the personal drive is like \\servername\home\username\
and the users can see only home as therir z drvie(whcih is their personal drive)and it should be showing their personal drive not the entire home drive, and it wil work when i disconnect the drive, and reconnect by mapping it, but few of my users including my boss, is not happy with that, can you please tel how can i avoid the personal drive becoming the home drive,

Thanks a lot
Please if you need more explanation i will submit it, if you can help me that will help me to work better.

Rijesh
 

A:Mapped Drives

Are you doing this thru Active Directory?
 

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At my office, we have a password for our workstations that changes every month. We also have mapped drives to certain folders located on the server.

Last month I had my machine completely wiped and reinstalled with a fresh install of Windows XP. At the time that I set up the mapped network drives, I want to say that I used the password that was current at our office. This month, the password has changed for all workstations, but I cannot access the mapped drives as it says "Password is Expired" I tried the current password and the password that was set at the time of setting up the Mapped Drives but they did not work. Nobody else in the office is having the same problem.

A:Mapped Drives

Right click My Computer/Disconnect Network Drives. Disconnect all Network drives. Restart workstation, log in with new password, Re-Map Network drives.

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Mapping drives, long distance (read moderately slow, lots of hops to cover 3000 miles) is a little broken. I assume it is due to debug code. When accessing files via right-click (to copy, to rename, etc.) there is a longer than usual delay, the Explorer windows starts flashing like a strobe light, and during that time you can do nothing else (well you can, but not to do with Explorer).

Is anyone else seeing this?

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User connects to our network from home via VPN. How can she access her network files? I had her create a shortcut on her desktop to:

\\ipaddress of server\users\username

Once she's VPNd in and clicks this link it prompts her to authenticate but it still fails. Is there a better way for her to access her data? Can she map a drive in the same manner as she would at her workstation at the office?
 

A:VPN and mapped drives

You could try the following which can be added to a batch file to map multiple drives:

net use X: \\servername\sharename /USER:domain\username password

if you use a %1 in place of where the password should be it will prompt the user for the password - handy to avoid account lockout if your policies required a change of passwords every so often.

The batch file would then look like this

net use U: \\server1\sharename /USER:domain\username %1
net use I: \\server2\sharenam,e /USER:domain\username %1

etc. etc.

Add the server names to a LMHOSTS file and you wont need to use the IP addresses. If the server IP addresses ever change just email a new LMHOSTS file to the user and the batchfile will still work.
 

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

A:Mapped Drives

Another undocumented feature!!
 

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I've been having problems keeping the drives mapped at one of my offices. I' guessing someone has modified the registry, because there is no longer the check box for reconnect at login on the mapped drive. If any one knows what this value is please let me know. I've tried using a batch file and net use to permanently map the drives but it has only worked on some of the stations. Any help would be appreciated.
 

A:Mapped Drives

Are these mapped via a login script or at the workstation level.
 

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I swapped a hard drive with one from another machine
My network adapter, mass storage and graphic card adapters/drivers are missing or not working

What do i need to do ?

I still have the old hard drive still if there are things i need to pull off that
I have no installation disc unfortunately

Windows Vista Home 32 bit
 

A:Hard drive switch - now i have missing drives

were the machines identical? If not, sorta surprised it booted at all. Have you tried reinstalling the drivers?
 

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Hi All,

Having some trouble. I have created few Virtual Drives on my 64 Windows 7 but not after restarting the machine, I can not find any of those Drives, not even on Disk Management.

Need suggestions please.

Thanks,
Suranjit

A:Virtual Hard Drives Are Missing From My 64-bit Windows

Did you use Windows to partition the disk or a 3rd party program?

If you used a 3rd party program, maybe you forgot to hit "apply"

If you used Disk Management in Windows and it does not show the disk changes you made, I don't know what to think. Probably skipped a step.

Here are some links that may help

Virtual Hard Disk - Create and Attach VHD

Partition or Volume - Create New

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Iím not sure this is the place to post this butÖ

We have an enterprise file server (city_server) running Win2K (I know, update the OS). I have placed Microsoft Access data on a shared folder where all users map the drive as F:\.

The application tracks sewer maintenance. There are numerous factions to this FrontEnd/BackEnd operation, one of which imports new work orders from the server to connected laptops (which then go to the field for inspection; back in the office for data update). All operations work fine except for the import. If I place the BE on some other win2K server and map the drive accordingly (i.e., F:\ drive) all works perfect. Our IT people have looked at this server configuration numerous times and say it is setup identical to the others including all accounts. Yet we only see this problem when accessing data from city_server. I have tried coding the app to use a UNC path vs. mapped drive. It works better (albeit slower) but still periodically bombs.

Any ideas I can pass on would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
SKK
 

A:Error with Mapped Drives

Have they reviewed the nic card stats for errors or breaks in service. Sounds like the nic is dropping long enough to lose the drive mapping. Review the nics power settings. It should be set to never sleep.
 

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i asked this at MS newsgroups, but no one replied or helped.

we are setup on a winNT domain at this location, and this
is how our computers are communcating with the server.
the client machines are win98SE. we also have netware
installed to talk to some servers at a different location
in another state.

we just got some new win2000 SP-2 clients. and i set them
up onto the network. i map some drives to folders in our
local server, and thats ok.

but, i map some drives to folders that are located on
another server at the other location (in another state
that communicates with netware), and it asks me for a
password. well, i input username and passwords in when it
asks and it goes through and everything is fine. but if i
logoff, restart the computer, or wait some time between
accessing the drives or files off the drive, it keeps
asking for the username and password.

how do i get it to stop asking for it, and to just keep
remembering the username and password? in the win98SE
clients, once i input the username and password, it would
remember it even if it got rebooted, or whatever?

so how do i get this to work?
 

A:networked mapped drives asking for pw

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Hi,

I'm running Server 2003 with a few applications on it that are accessed from two ethernet wired computers and two connecting with remote desktop (running XP and Vista). I want to change the log on p/w to the user account where these apps are running on Server 2003. I tried it last night and then tried to access from one of the ethernet computers and it said it wasn't accessible. I guess these connections are mapped (I didn't set it up).

Do I need to go and delete the connections off of each computer and remap a network drive? Or is there an easier way for me to do this.

Thanks!
 

A:Mapped network drives and p/w

I'm not quite sure what you mean ...

You changed the program log in password? That should be as simple as changing the log in details on both PC's within the program they are running, right?

It doesn't sound like anything else has changed on the physical network (IP address of server/hostname/etc).
 

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I have installed several new Windows XP Professional computers in our office they are all networked to a server. I have mapped drives to the server to that each computer needs access to. The problem is it takes so long to access. You may wait 15 minutes after you click on the drive. Any idea what could be the problem?
 

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

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

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

Any ideas?

A:Can't see mapped drives in explorer

Update....

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

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

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

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Hello,
I have looked through the forums trying to find a resolution to the issue I have.
We have 4 drives mapped using group policy preferences. One of these is filtered to a user group, the others have no filtering.
One of these drives are the users home drive. This drive is available offline & has redirection set. The other 3 drives file servers have offline availability off.
When logged in to the domain all 4 drive are available.
If I put the laptop into sleep the drives are available when offline, but with a x through it until I connect via vpn.
If the laptop is shut down & user logs in only the home drive is available, the other 3 drives are not even there with a x through them.
As we are trying to move away from a vb script that maps the drives on XP (where the drives were always listed), the users do not know what they should be having mapped. Users just say they no longer have P or R drives.
I do not want to be setting the drives to make files available offline, this is the majority of the recommendations on other forums.
Thanks
Matt

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I have a windows 2003 server and XP machine that is mapped to the server. I have the box checked reconnnect at login and synchronize. Yet every time I reboot i have to enter username and password???
 

A:Drives not staying mapped

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XP Pro 64 bit on domain...

When building a new comptuer for a user...and logged in as that user...we normally map a drive as "different user"... which allows us techs access to the drive we need...

Works fine, until we reboot...

When we try to open the mapped drive, we get an error...

Z:\ is not accessible
Access Denied

We have to "disconnect" that drive then remap the drive...

Any other mapped drives., whether by hard mapping or by script work fine...these are mapped drives for the user...

We do not have this issue with XP 32 bit...

Anyone know a fix for this...???

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Hello, I work for a fire department and they have Desktop Authority map certain network drives when they login. For some reason, DTA will map the drives when they login, and everything works fine, but after an hour or two, they lose connectivity to that drive and are no longer able to access it. I know this is very vague, but has anyone had this problem?
BTW, I just recently upgraded from NT 4.0 to Server 2003 Standard, and we've had tons of other little problems with permissions and the like. Is this the cause of the dissapearing drives?
Thanks,
Phillip
 

A:XP losing Mapped Drives

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