I am accessing another computer on the network using a mapped network drive. The path looks like \\192.168.0.100\d$ which is mapped to my computer's "m" drive. I can access, view, create, delete, move, etc folders on this drive. However, some folders don't show up in windows explorer, even tho I can access them.
Lets say that M:\stuff\more_stuff is a directory.
What I can't do:
- When windows explorer is pointed at M:\stuff I can't see more_stuff
- In cmd prompt pointed at M:\stuff "dir" doesn't find more_stuff
- In cmd prompt pointed at M:\stuff "dir /a" doens't find more_stuff
- In python, os.listdir at M:\stuff doens't find more_stuff
What I can do:
- Typing M:\stuff\more_stuff into the address bar lets me access the folder like normal.
Because there is no indication that this folder even exists, there could be more like them. I have no way of knowing how many folders are magically hidden on this mapped drive.
What are some steps I can do to figure out why this folder is hidden? (With the end goal of making it no longer hidden).
Originally posted on server fault http://serverfault.com/questions/433735/folder-doesnt-show-up-in-explorer-cmd-and-python-even-though-i-can-access-it
EDIT New info
When I log into the machine itself I can see all of these folders just fine. When I disconnect and reconnect the mapped drive, the folders show up. So it definitely has something to do with the mapped drive.