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Network mapping for all users & Windows System error 86

I want to map a network drive for all users of a VM running windows server 2016. To do this I created a .bat file with the following code: net use T: \\IP adress\share /user:AccountName Password /...
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How to reassign the drive letter of a network share?

I've mapped a network drive to \\server\shared to the drive letter E:. To make it appear at the end of the drive list under My PC in Explorer's navigation pane I want to change the drive letter to X:. ...
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Connect to Samba shares from Mac OS that has the same address but different port

I have MacOS Ventura 13.5.1 (22G90) and two remote Samba shares. They have the same url, same username and passwords but a different ports. The behaviour on Mac and smbutil command is quite strange. ...
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Volume linked to a disconnected network drive can be remvoed but reappears on machine reboot

I have the same issue as described in in this question, namely that my machine has a disconnected network drive in my mapped drives. Running mountvol [DRIVE-LETTER]: /D successfully removes the ...
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How can I share a windows network drive to another computer which is in a different network?

I have a computer (Computer 1) which is in a different subnet than the Network Server. Computer 1 should be able to map a network drive on that server. There is another computer (Computer 2) which has ...
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Windows 10 forgets sharing settings

I have 2 computers with Windows 10 installed, and one of them has a shared drive that the other can access. The sharing works well. However, whenever I restart that computer, that drive is no longer ...
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Windows: Batch script to map a remote computer's share folder using a local login/password on THAT computer

I have a non domain computer I am running a shared network folder from, and that I connect with using an account that's locally on that computer. Doing it manually via the Map A Network Drive in ...
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git won't recognize windows folder is a linux symlink - status shows link files as deleted and symlink target contents as untracked

I cloned a repo to a network drive on a linux machine, then opened the cloned repo on a windows machine. the repo has linux style symlinks in it, that windows interprets (correctly) as folders. the ...
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What are the possible statuses returned by net use command?

The windows net use command output typically is: C:\Users>net use New connections will be remembered. Status Local Remote Network -------------------------------------...
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Windows can't find SSHFS

When mapping a network drive on Windows 10, after installing SSHFS-Win and WinFsp, I get the error message "Windows can't find ssfhs". Any idea why this is happening? Here is the steps that ...
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Add custom network locations in Windows

Does anyone know how to add a custom location to the network locations in Windows 10/11? I cannot not for the life of me remember how I added the root directory of my WD My Cloud network drive to the &...
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How to mount a WSL2 folder as a Network Drive in Windows 10+?

I have created a shared folder in my WSL2 instance (Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS) which seems to be accessible and working. I created the folder in the /mnt/wsl location. After that, I can access the new folder ...
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Windows keeps storing wrong credentials for onedrive mapped as network drive

I have my onedrive mapped as a network drive with drive letter X:. The first time I open the drive after a reboot, I get prompted for the login credentials, with the credentials prefilled, just ...
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How to remove a volume that is linked to a disconnected network drive

I have a disconnected network drive that is linked to a volume (N:). It used to be linked to an NFS share on 127.0.0.1\data (using WinNFSd), but I didn't need it anymore. I am trying to remove it, ...
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Where are network drive credentials saved in the latest Windows 10?

Until recently (before year 2022) network drive credentials were saved in Credentials Manager/Windows Credentials. Now there are no entries there. It looks like they were moved somewhere. Where there ...
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Replacing local server and network drives with a cloud storage equivalent

In our business, we have a local server and all devices on the network can access any of the drives in this server but we're very serious in wanting to move to a cloud-based solution so that we don't ...
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Sharing a network drive over WAN with MacOS and Linux

I would like to share a network drive in a way that can be accessed from both MacOS and Linux, over the internet. I have a home Linux server, as well as one on AWS. The MacOS computer will be another ...
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Is there a reason for mapping a network drive that was also being remotely accessed through Network Sharing by the same PC?

Is there a connection/reason for mapping a network drive and Network Sharing that same PC? Both PCs run Windows 10 Pro. Because a PC that has been remotely accessing mine, through Network Sharing ...
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How can a folder have much larger `size on disk` than `size`?

I have a folder on a NTFS network drive. I had copied it over from my local NTFS drive. Its displayed size on the network drive is totally confusing to me: Size: 1,34 GB Size on Disk: 12,2 ...
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Map network drive by IP (3rd octet)

I would like to map the correct network drive (from several ones) to a computer using the IP assigned by DHCP through a batch script. So when the computer connects and i.e. gets allocated the IP 192....
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Windows 10 PowerShell cannot add network locations past \\xxx\xxx

I have been trying to create a network drive using PowerShell that has a network location nested further than \\xxx\xxx, but I am unable to do so; whenever I try, I get error: (parts in brackets are ...
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Slow local network (device in the same room) speed when connected to vpn

I have a mapped drive on my local network. When I copy files from or to it without a VPN connection, I have a speed 4-5 times greater than when I'm connected to VPN. Obviously, something is wrong, ...
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Solve the "The network location cannot be reached" issue without admin rights and restarting

I have a similar problem as the one reported here, but I don't have admin rights, and neither I want to restart my computer. At my company, many of our documents and software are on network drives. ...
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Computer does not recognize network drive name

My desktop is connected to a network drive whose IP address is \\10.7.50.3. The same drive can also be reached simply by going to \\fea-fe1 and if I ping fea-fe1, here is the result: Pinging fea-fe1 [...
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Setting file permissions on Windows 10 is very slow

I have Synology active directory running on my NAS. Setting file/folder permissions using windows 10 in network drive is crazy slow. Applying permissions on one file takes few seconds, and it is ...
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Network drive seems empty over UNC-path (but actually isn't)

Problem Network drive seems to be empty when using UNC-notation. In windows explorer trying the following \\192.168.1.1 shows my 2 drives (G:, H:) correctly, but if I want to access G: the windows ...
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Windows 10 does not show "Always available offline" for my SMB network drive

I'm on Windows 10. I have connected a drive shared by a Raspberry Pi via SMB as a network drive. Access via Windows File Explorer works both for reading and writing. However, I can't seem to make it &...
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Share drives time out

I have a client that wants their users to be able to be in their network drives for long periods of time without being timed out and having to sign back in. Currently the users sign in with their ...
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Way to Refresh Network Drives due to Disconnection from Pending VPN Connection without Workflow Interruption

I posted this question on Stack Exchange, but haven't had a successful answer as of yet (the one suggestion I got had to be shot down in my case due to IT security restrictions disabling Windows ...
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User having duplicate folders populate on network drive

I have a domain user who is experiencing an issue in which folders in our "Share" drive will populate with a phantom folder, containing all of the contents of the original folder. For example: ...
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"Device name already in use" when trying to access NAS still waking up from sleep

Environment: windows 10 PC + Synology NAS on a static IP set up to go to sleep after 30m of not using it Whenever I try to access a network share mapped to a drive letter, e.g. "V:" in this example I ...
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Backing up a network drive to another network drive through VPN

I am having a network drive on location A. This location A has a VPN tunnel to which I can connect remotely. I am having another network drive on Location B. Now I want to mirror all my files every ...
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Use Git on a shared drive within WSL

I have a network-attached drive, T: that I can access via Windows File Explorer or GitBash just fine. But in WSL, I cannot use git to push to a remote located on the drive. Here is my workflow: Mount ...
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Resource Monitor not showing networked drive mapped to Z:

Running Windows 7, I am mapping my network drive to Z: with no issues. I can use the Z: drive with no problems, from the Explorer or applications. However, I noticed that a Rainmeter skin I am using ...
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How to disconnect unavailable network drives in Windows 10?

My company laptop runs a command line script during boot which adds a set of network drives to the Windows. I'm not using any of these during work at all, I don't even have access to some of them (...
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Changing Location of User's Personal Folders Only Partially Works

I changed the location of a user's personal folders to a mounted network drive, by modifying the values under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders. ...
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Cygwin's ffmpeg incorrectly reports missing input file on a network drive

I'm writing a shell script in cygwin to extract frames from a list of videos located on a network drive. I have assigned the network drive the letter L: on Windows and thus the root of the drive is ...
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Sync OneDrive for Business in Win10 on VirtualBox with shared folder on host system

I have a Debian linux system and would like to sync my OneDrive for Business folders. There are some linux clients for OneDrive, that do not really work, they either don't work with OneDrive for ...
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Windows 10 file transfer stuck at 100%

When trying to copy files from my external drive or a network drive, the file transfer dialog often stays open after the file transfer has presumably been completed. The dialog window is entitled "...
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Searching files network drive and logging file names

I'm trying to log the filenames of files containing a certain word. The files are across multiple directories in a network drive. I've tried to do it myself but couldn't find any solution.
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Assign a second letter to a Mapped Network Drive, without it appearing in This PC

I currently have a network drive assigned to letter O:. A few of my co-workers have it mapped to a letter Z:, and that's how they post their links to me. From this question I've found I can subst that ...
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SharePoint mapped as network drive no longer works

I have in the past accessed two SharePoint sites on our company network by mapping them as network drives. That is, I have added a network drive in File Explorer to a URL of the form https://...
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Network drive connection failed. Which app/service to unlock in my firewall?

I installed TinyWall firewall and now Windows 10 cannot reconnect the network drives. Which service is responsible for this?
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Using network files locally for increased performance

In my workplace we are provided a mapped network drive to store all of our important files. The network drives have their own backup procedures in place. Thus we are required to keep all our important ...
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Windows 10 - Network Drive (WebDAV) access limited

I've connected MS Windows through the explorer (File Manager) with a WebDAV server. Everything seems to work correct, I can download files and create directories. But if I try to upload files to the ...
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Why can't I set 'attrib +h +s' on Desktop.ini on network drive

I'm trying to use custom icons for folders on a network drive and I've followed all the usual advice but cannot set the right attributes on the desktop.ini file. I'm using Windows 10 and have so far......
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Windows Connect to Mapped Network Drive Letter without File explorer

How can I connect to an already mapped network drive on the command line (i.e. without using File Explorer)? I'd like to be able to run something like C:\Users\ZaneDufour> some_command "D" C:\...
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Disable network drive error message on other networks

On my laptop (Windows 10 Pro), I connect to a network drive (Z) at work, which is only available on our local network. When I take my laptop home, inevitable leaving several windows of File Explorer ...
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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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Win 10 Linux Subsystem: Auto-mount network drives

I have no problems mounting a network drive W: with the following command: sudo mount -t drvfs W: /mnt/htdocs In /proc/mounts the corresponding line then is: W: /mnt/htdocs drvfs rw,relatime 0 0 ...
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