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The drive is like this:

\\bigdrive\folder

and I mapped it to H: and it works.

But when I try:

H:

or

cd H:\something

it complains:

PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> H:
Set-Location : Cannot find drive. A drive with the name 'H' does not exist.
At line:1 char:1
+ Set-Location $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Name
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : ObjectNotFound: (V:String) [Set-Location], DriveNotFoundException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : DriveNotFound,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.SetLocationCommand
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Your command prompt says that you are currently working in C:\WINDOWS\system32, which suggests that PowerShell is running as an Administrator. Drive mappings are created per-user, rather than system-wide, so it's likely that the user context in which PowerShell is running does not have drive H: mapped.

Try running PowerShell as a standard user. Or, map the drive within PowerShell:

net use H: \\bigdrive\folder
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