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I have a networked drive mapped to "U:\"

I want to go to that drive from a command line.

However, when I try I get an error

C:>u: The system cannot find the drive specified.

How do I do that? Can I? Is there some Environmental setting I need to do?

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You need to make sure that the drive is mapped under the user which is running the command prompt. Try typing net use U: and see what info it gives you. If it's not showing the drive as being mapped, try remapping the drive (net use U: \\servername\share\path\).

You can also try changing directories by using cd /d U:, rather than just U:. This won't help you though if the network path doesn't exist.

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In case you are trying on a Windows Vista or Windows 7 you can try below - Open Control Panel - Open User Accounts - Click on User Account Control Settings - Change the default settings to the lowest. That is move the small sliding button to the lowest level out of the 4 levels.

This setting will enable the users of the pc to change the system drive configuration for example you can paste or create files in the C drive (system drive), you can run programs which create temp files in the system drive folders.

I hope this helps.

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That doesn't even ATTEMPT to solve the OP's problem –  Canadian Luke Jul 4 '13 at 5:05

CD if in the user account where drive is mapped.If you are in a Elevated Command you are no longer in the mapped user account.

Win 7: net use U: \servername\share\path\

win 8: pushd \servername\share\path\

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In case you're using Windows 8 the pushd command will help you

pushd u:

Source: How to cd to a network drive on Windows 8?

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