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Windows 7 Erases Network Passwords on Local Password Change

We have a Windows 7 PC that is not joined to our enterprise domain (which I will call "domain"), and this PC has several local accounts. All of the PC's local accounts have a mapped network drive ...
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Map Network Drive only on home network

my question is about Mapping a drive. I have a server at home with a couple of drives attached for storage. But i use my laptop at work and when ever i map the drives at home, when i get to work i ...
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FileZilla always takes too long to start or do local operations

I work with FileZilla Client during all the day, and I'm having a lot of problems when I need to do quick local actions (like create folders, for e.g.), and whenever I try to open it. After clicking ...
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Close a file on a network mapped drive

We have some shared folders that we use at work to transfer and edit files. This is a network mapped drive, not an actual shared folder where we put files in. Sometimes people forget to close the ...
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What is the difference between using $ in a mapped drive and not using it?

I have a script that maps shared drives from a couple of different servers when a user logs on. I recently changed some of the servers where the mappings went. Now when the user logs on they are able ...
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Windows Media Player will not play videos from a mapped folder

I have encountered a strange problem with Windows Media Player (which seems, of all Microsoft programs, to have many strange problems). I have a folder, specifically %userprofile%\Documents\...
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Can't connect to a mapped drive, but can RDP into computer. What could cause this?

I have a Windows Server 2012 computer, and I can RDP into it. Previously I was able to access a shared folder via a mapped drive, but I'm unable to do this now. What could cause this? the network ...
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Computer freezing when accessing network files [closed]

Whenever any application on my computer tries to reach out to files that are on my companies network drive [i.e. not on my computer], it locks up and crashes. This can be as simple as opening up a ...
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How to stop Windows mapped network drive randomly spinning up my NAS

Is there a way to stop windows from automatically reconnecting to my NAS, causing it to spin up, when I'm not actually accessing it? In particular I really dislike hearing it spin up the enclosed ...
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hardlink/symlink with mapped drives in Server 2003

I'm trying to create a hardlink on a Windows Server 2003 system using fsutil hardlink create M:\docs L:\docs but am receiving a message stating "The FSUTIL utility requires a local NTFS volume. I ...
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Windows10 dynamic virtual folders controlled via an program

Hi is it possible to dynamically redirect an folder for example E:\1\2\3 to run (a.exe -dir E:\1\2\3) witch will then redirect to C:/Data/Example if not I think it shound be possible by running an smb ...
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Drive mappings not visible in “net use” or “subst”, what kind of drive mappings are they?

A customer is using ExpanDrive for creating network drives. As a result the commands net use and subst don't give any results. However the command wmic logicaldisk reveals the mentioned drive ...
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Accessing mapped drives from Application “run as a different user”

I have a Windows client access issue that I have encountered recently. I have a user running Win10 64 bit on a lenovo T450. He has 2 domain accounts: ABC\john.user XYZ\john.user He logs in to his ...
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Mapping shared drive works from my local machine but not from a Windows Server 2012r2

I have an issue with mapping NAS drive in win server. I can map it from my local machine, I cannot map it from this server. I have done everything and still cannot get through it. Server has static ...
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Map Multiple network drives windows 2012 domain controller

I have found this script to map single drive and Relabel the Drive: ' Option Explicit Dim objNetwork, strDrive, objShell, objUNC Dim strRemotePath, strDriveLetter, strNewName ' strDriveLetter = "H:...
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Terminal profile keeps losing mapped drive

I have two users that keep losing their mapped drives on their Windows 2012 profiles. We have two terminal servers and they seem to lose it when they log into a specific one. Still trying to figure ...
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How do command prompt commands work on mapped drives?

If I am working on my local machine, I can install programs in a specific directory with command prompt: C:\workspace\myProject> npm init C:\workspace\myProject> npm install gulp I can then ...
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Mapped drive security when changing networks?

I have external storage (HDD) attached to my router and made available to computers belonging to this network (wifi). Also, I also synchronize backups automatically to external storage in my router ...
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Run scheduled task only if mapped network drive is not present?

Is it possible in Windows 10 to run a scheduled task only if a mapped network drive is not present? Background: I have a task, a batch script, that maps two network drives for a backup service (...
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How to show currently mapped drives in PowerShell?

Need a PowerShell command to display drive letter and path it is mapped to. In other words a command that shows me the same thing Windows Explorer would. Tried this: Get-WmiObject -Class ...
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Azure File Storage on Windows 7

I have a folder share in Azure file storage that was working beautifully. I have connected several Windows 10 computers using the net use command and it is working without a problem. I had a user ...
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Why are mapped drives available only with admin rights?

I am using Windows 10 pro, version 1607, build 14393.321 the latest available at this date. Some network drives are mapped with domain group policy and logon scripts. Opening an elevated command ...
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How do I prevent Windows 10 from disconnecting mapped drives?

I have a mapped drive on Windows 10 Enterprise that keeps disconnecting itself, sometimes even when I'm in the middle of doing things using files on that share. I have a desktop shortcut to it; if I ...
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How to map folder on C: to non existing drive D:

On my desktop PC I have the folders: D:\documents\Lightroom D:\documents\Pictures In order to work with my Lightroom catalog on my laptop, that only has a drive C: I created the folder C:\documents. ...
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How to create a permanent mapped network drive that is visible to “As Administrator”

Mapped network drives on Windows are not visible to programs running "As Administrator". I can open an admin command prompt and map the drive with net use Z: //server/share /persistent:yes, but it ...
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How to remove a partition mapping in Windows

I cloned my system disk to a larger one. Then I removed the original disk. Remaining is the new disk that has the 3 Windows-created partitions (Recovery, EFI System, Windows OS C: - windows 10) For ...
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How can we map a network drive if we have not established a network among computers running in Windows XP and 7?

I am writing to seek advice whether we can map a network drive without previously establishing a network among computers running Windows XP and 7. The network here refers to the local area network (...
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How to solve the failure to access a proprietary multi-user software in a mapped or shared network drive in windows 7?

I have two desktop computers A (Windows 7 Home premium)and B (Windows 7 Home basic), both using Windows 7. They are connected to a router. Computer A connects to the router using LAN cable (IPv4 ...
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Adding mapped Sharepoint as a “Trusted Location” in Office 2016 for macro enabled files

Overview I'm trying to add a mapped Sharepoint Library to Trusted Location in Office for macro enabled files so end users don't have to select "Enable Macros" every time they launch the file. ...
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Copying new files to network drive in windows 7 gives me the error: Path does not exist

I'm trying to save a new excel file on a network drive. I can access the drive, see all files, go through them but when i want to save my work from excel to this drive it gives me the error:Path does ...
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Why isn't File Explorer showing my mapped drives?

I'm using Windows 10 Pro 64-bit. My application (that was run as administrator) maps a folder from D drive to a network drive Z using the Windows Network API wnetaddconnection2(). When I opened ...
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Mapping Drive with GPO worked - but not anymore

A couple weeks ago I created a few test mapped drives. I used the item level targeting feature to target a security group. I also used the item level targeting to single myself out for future ...
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Is it possible to forcefully map shared folders that you don't have access to?

My question might come off as pointless, but I assure you I have a reason being asking this, At our organization, we used to have access to a network resource that was kind of like a central ...
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Windows XP will not remember a share's password after reboot

I mounted a mapped drive from a server; it was set to automatically map this on every reboot, and it was set up to remembered the password, and everything was great. For a long time, I didn't have ...
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FIles not appearing on mapped drive

When I access a mapped drive located on one of our servers from my client laptop the drive doesn't appear to refresh. In other words, if one of my colleagues updates a file or adds a new file, it ...
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Prevent users from accessing a folder in a mapped drive

I run outlook backups to the server within my company, I have a mapped a drive to all computers within the company and a folder within it as where the backups go to automatically with the help of ...
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What determines speed of a program ran over mapped drive?

Lets say I have a program installed on both a USB Flash Drive and also a Computer. Both USB Flash Drive and Computer have the program's based folder shared with full permissions to everyone. If ...
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Cannot connect remotely to Z: drive

I am trying to figure out why I can't connect to Z: Drive from home to school. I was able to connect to Z: drive on my laptop when I was connected to the schools secure connection, but now I am at ...
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User getting multiple mapped drives for no reason

One of our users is getting a weird issue where multiple mapped drives are being created for the same thing. The H, S and W drives are supposed to be there, the rest are erroneous and are being ...
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Mapped Drive Storage Size Matches my Windows Drive?

I have a couple of drives mapped to a SharePoint site. When I open Windows 10 Explorer and look at the details of my Windows (C:) drive, it tells be there are "4.77 GB free of 66.7 GB". When I look ...
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Mapped drive is not accessible, to copy files, using Task Scheduler

On my Windows Server 2008 R2 machine, a batch file is scheduled to run using Task Scheduler. For some reason, only a portion of the commands in the batch file are executed; Some MS DOS commands are ...
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Is there a way to map a network drive in windows to point to two locations under one drive name?

When I'm on my home network I have a network drive mapped for my file server. I set up port forwarding on my router and have a static ip address so I can ssh and access my files while away. Is there ...
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Windows 10 forgets mapped drive's credentials after reboot

Why Windows 10 forgets mapped drive's credentials after reboot and how to fix it? I've seen some solutions but none of them was a fix for my problem. thanks.
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Mapped Drive inaccessible from Windows Scheduled task

I am working with python 2.7.9 (64 bit) and windows server 2012 R2 I am trying to set up a windows scheduled task to run a lengthy python script every day. I've managed to by calling the python from ...
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Changed or new files on a mapped network disk do not show in explorer even after refresh F5

On a newly installed Windows 7 x64 machine I do not see changes made to files on a mapped network drive. I do not also see newly added files. I have tried searching registry for dontrefresh values as ...
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Unable to change owner on a mapped drive directory

I am using a script to copy files from amazon instances to a network drive using rsync. After the file copy I am trying to change the owner of these transferred files but am not able to. What is the ...
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How best to manage mapping drive letters?

I have the below configuration on my home computer: C: Operating system (Windows 8.1) D: SSD (quick scratch drive) E: Large HDD (large storage) F: Optical drive I: NAS storage directory #1 J: NAS ...
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Keeping data separate from OS

Is there a simple way to configure windows/linux/mac so that the OS is installed on a separate HDD/SSD to all the user data which is stored on one or more drives?My motivations are: Quick and easy ...
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Slow to show Open / Save File Dialog in Windows with mapped Network Drives

The issue is that if you have one or more mapped network drives and have not accessed them "recently" within your logon session, your first attempt to show Open/Save File dialog in ANY program will be ...
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How to prevent GPO from mapping network drives on my PC?

I'm using a Windows 8.1 laptop I got from my workplace and it's a member of the workplace domain. The IT department at my workplace thinks it's a good idea to enforce mapped network drives for all ...