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Is there a command that can be used from the command line to output a list of the mapped network drives on the local system and their location on the network to a text file?

This will only be used on Windows-based systems running Windows XP.

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net use > mapped_drives.txt should dump a list of mapped drives to the text file mapped_drives.txt

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Although I tested this on Windows 7, Microsoft says net use will work on Windows XP

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Simple, and it works. Thanks! –  user35406 Apr 29 '10 at 1:47
@MaterialEdge : Welcome! –  Sathya Apr 29 '10 at 2:20
I can confirm that it works on Windows XP. –  Peter Mortensen Jan 8 '14 at 8:59

Save the following as a .vbs file and run it. It'll create a MappedDrives.txt in the folder the vbs file is run from. You can replace the strComptuer with another computer's name and get the list off of a remote computer as well.

strComputer = "."

Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")

Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set objOutFile = objFSO.CreateTextFile(".\MappedDrives.txt")

Set colDrives = objWMIService.ExecQuery _
    ("Select * From Win32_LogicalDisk Where DriveType = 4")

For Each objDrive in colDrives
    objOutFile.WriteLine(objDrive.DeviceID & " (" & _
      objDrive.ProviderName & ")")

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Woah. This is bad ass. No idea it was possible (1) to write a query for drives, and (2) to do it remotely. Awesome post. –  kevinarpe Feb 26 '13 at 9:39

This works:

dir \\ComputerName\sharedDirectory

On Windows 7, the directory must be shared for "everyone". Right click the drive letter -> share with -> specific people, select "everyone" from the dropdown list and add it. Then the dir command should work.

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He wants a list of shared directories. Not list the contents of a specific shared directory. –  Oliver Salzburg Aug 14 '12 at 10:41

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