Windows 10: HELP [MAPPING NETWORK DRIVE]--Cannot Connect to NAS

Discus and support HELP [MAPPING NETWORK DRIVE]--Cannot Connect to NAS in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Going to make this short and to the point. I am on windows 10, tried to map my NAS using map network drive but says "Windows cannot access \\Nas102... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Phreshboy, Feb 19, 2016.

  1. Phreshboy Win User

    HELP [MAPPING NETWORK DRIVE]--Cannot Connect to NAS


    Going to make this short and to the point.

    I am on windows 10, tried to map my NAS using map network drive but says "Windows cannot access \\Nas102
    check spelling or might be problem with your network. Next, I tried to map a specific folder inside Nas102 and it worked! For example \\Nas102\Music

    I also tried to make a fake folder name and map that for example, \\Nas102\FakeFolder
    and the error said check spelling of "fakefolder" Nas102 was detected but not the fakefolder.

    So, I need help trying to connect to the whole NAS instead of just mapping individual folders inside of the NAS.
    Any help would be appreciated...Thank you in advance.

    :)
     
    Phreshboy, Feb 19, 2016
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  2. wvlucas Win User

    Windows 10 explorer network error 0x80070035 the network path was not found

    Actually, this had occurred with Windows 8.1 Pro after an update from Microsoft. However, even though it appeared as a problem with Windows 8.1; Windows 10 has inherited the same issue.

    When attempting to map a NAS drive, the error occurs with the message, network error 0x80070035 the network path was not found. After searching the internet for days and days of a viable solution, nothing has helped getting a NAS drive mapped.

    These are WD My Cloud NAS drives connected via a LAN hub. The topology of the network is as follows:

    Cable modem -> NETGEAR R8000 router -> TP Link 8-port hub -> (3) WD My Cloud NAS drives

    Firewall ports have been opened to support the NAS drives, antivirus disabled longer enough to interfere with the network. Router has been configured to support each NAS drive's IP addy.

    If anyone has any helpful hints as to how to successfully map the NAS drives, I would love to read all about it.

    BTW, from my second backup personal system, the system has Windows 10 as well, but has no problem in seeing the NAS drives from within explorer. This is also true with the Surface Pro 128 as well as a laptop that both were upgraded to Windows 10 Pro x64.

    Recap:

    1) Cannot see NAS drives in Windows explorer

    2) Cannot map NAS in Windows explorer

    All updates have been applied to the system.

    Anyone else experience this issue as well? If so, did you get it fixed? If you did, would you mind sharing your fix with me?

    Thanks for your help.
     
    wvlucas, Feb 19, 2016
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  3. pjl1520 Win User
    Windows 10 Network some computers appear and others do not

    I have 3 laptops and a Synology NAS DS 213+ all connected to the same network.

    They are all running windows 10 pro

    Surface Pro (Windows 10 Original Build)

    Toshiba Protégé (Windows 10 Nov Build)

    Surface Book (Windows 10 Nov Build)

    Synology DS 213+ NAS

    Surface Pro can see all Computers and NAS (NAS appears as Computer and as Network Location)

    Toshiba and Surface Book can see other computers but not NAS (NAS appears as network location)

    Toshiba and Surface Book can access NAS thru previously mapped drive, but cannot see NAS to map any new drives

    All computers can see and print to all network printers.

    All computers are connected via wifi - NAS is Ethernet to the router

    As best I can tell, all network settings are the same for all computers

    Tried Network Trouble shooter - no help

    I plugged in the surface book directly to the router - no change

    Any ideas?
     
    pjl1520, Feb 19, 2016
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  4. philc43 Win User

    HELP [MAPPING NETWORK DRIVE]--Cannot Connect to NAS

    Hello and welcome to the TenForums!

    I'll also try to keep this concise! W10 has had quite a few problems with detecting networked devices and it is often due to problems when your W10 device is not the Master Browser on the Network. To get around this make sure you switch on your PC/Laptop first before you turn on any other devices or your NAS on your network. That is one workaround which might help for now. You could do a Google search for more information on this.
     
    philc43, Feb 19, 2016
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  5. Phreshboy Win User
    Thanks, I've tried google search but all I can find is how people can connect to a network drive, My issue is i can connect to a specific folder but not the whole drive itself.
     
    Phreshboy, Feb 19, 2016
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  6. philc43 Win User
    Do you know the IP address of the drive? Try connecting to that.
     
    philc43, Feb 19, 2016
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  7. Berton Win User
    I have 2 identical WDC 2TB NAS drives and the newer one could not be found so I used my Linux computer to get the IP address for both and remapped them in Win7, Win10 and Mac OS X using those numbers for the identification. The first one attached was the default Z: and the other is Y: . To make life [identification] a bit easier for file management I put an empty Folder on each named ~~Y and ~~Z as appropriate, always appears at the top of the Folder lists.

    Note: by default Windows starts lettering Network drives beginning with Z: and working back up the alphabet but should be able to use Disk Management to change according to desires.
     
    Berton, Feb 19, 2016
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  8. Phreshboy Win User

    HELP [MAPPING NETWORK DRIVE]--Cannot Connect to NAS

    I have not tried mapping it with IP address.. Will give it a try and let you know how it works out. Thanks so far for your advices


    Just an update* Tried the IP Address method, still not working *Sad
     
    Phreshboy, Feb 19, 2016
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  9. Berton Win User
    One of the diagnostics I use is a Linux LiveDVD [or LiveCD for lite versions], boot to it and see it the drive/s can be found. Booting to an Optical disc can be slower but it bypasses Windows, helpful in determining if it is a hardware issue or only with the installed Operating System. I like Linux Mint but Zorin OS or Linux Lite.
    Main Page - Linux Mint
    Zorin OS - Home
    Linux Lite Easy to Use Free Linux Operating System
    The downloaded file is .iso format and most disc burning programs can create the DVD [or CD] which is then an exact copy of the original disc. They may be either 32-bit or 64-bit, get the one for your type computer.
     
    Berton, Feb 19, 2016
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  10. philc43 Win User
    Hi Phreshboy,

    Out of interest what do you get when you enter net view into a command prompt window?
     
    philc43, Feb 19, 2016
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  11. Phreshboy Win User
    I get a message saying the following:
    "System Error 1231 has Occured. The network location cannot be reached. See windows help..."
     
    Phreshboy, Feb 20, 2016
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  12. philc43 Win User
    That is most interesting, it confirms my point made in post#2 that your PC is not the Master Browser.

    Did you try turning off your NAS and any other devices on the network and restarting your PC to become the Master browser before turning the others back on?

    If you do, you might find things will work.
     
    philc43, Feb 20, 2016
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  13. Elizabeth Win User

    HELP [MAPPING NETWORK DRIVE]--Cannot Connect to NAS

    Windows 10 rightly considers your NAS as a "device" not a "folder" . You can map shares on an NAS because these are folders, but you cannot (and never have been able to) map devices to a drive letter. P&P and USB devices and those that are part of your system (such as a DVD drive) are mapped automatically.
     
    Elizabeth, Feb 20, 2016
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  14. Phreshboy Win User
    Thank you for everyone for the advice.. So i ended up finding a VERY SIMPLE solution to this problem after following up on your post #2 and searching Master browser in google.
    So the trick was I Pressed (Win+E) for File explorer and then in the search bar at the top typed \\nas102 and Voila... whole Nas appeared along with all the shares and as a bonus also appeared under my network tab on the left panel. The only downside is when I close the window and reopen it its gone again and have to retype it in. I guess this is a temporary solution just not sure why It doesn't stay once its there.
     
    Phreshboy, Apr 5, 2018
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