I recently obtained a new computer, and I've been trying to map a network drive so that I can access it from This PC, similar to a normal hard drive. The network drive is a Seagate GoFlex Home connected to a router via ethernet, and the computer is running Windows 10 Home and connected wirelessly. I've tried connecting using the wizard in This PC. After I enter the credentials, I get this message:
The mapped network drive could not be created because the following error has occurred:
A specifid logon session does not exist. It may already have been terminated.
I'm certain that the credentials are correct. I do have a second computer, which has both Windows 7 and 10 installed, and it can connect fine when running either OS.
One thing that I noticed is that on the dual-boot computer, the drive is listed in Network as a computer, even if it's not mapped. It does appear in the new computer's Network folder, but as a storage device and media device. I can access it from here, but only image and sound files are listed.
I can also connect by entering the drive's IP address into a web browser. I can access all of the files from here, but it's a bit inconvenient. If I enter the IP address into Explorer instead of the device name (
\\\\192.168.1.2 instead of
\\\\GOFLEX_HOME), I'm able to see the shared folders, but if I try to enter one, it asks for credentials, and after I enter them, I get the same error message.
I've tried chnging the IP address; I've tried making the workgroups of the drive and computer the same; I'm not really sure what else to try. It's worked fine for several years with the other computers, but it doesn't work from the new one.