I have a external drive array attached via eSata to my computer. I share this drive out on the network so that I can access the files on my other computer. However, the drive always loses its share after a few days and has to be setup again. I usually turn the drive off at night and the computers are often on without the drive being on.

Any ideas? Both computers are Windows 7 x64 Pro.

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You want to leave the drive on and seeing if your settings are still changing after that.

Here's a link that has some troubleshooting tips at the end of it (as well as some other information about the shared drives) that you might find some help in:


Good luck!

  • Hmm, well that document doesn't really address the issue I'm having.
    – Nori
    Jan 7, 2011 at 14:09

When you attach a harddrive, it gets a drive letter, namely, H:

Don't share H:. Make a folder, namely, D:\Shares and share it. Inside that folder make a junction to H:


cd D:\Shares
mklink /j ExtDrive H:\

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