Windows 10: Map Network Drive issue

Discus and support Map Network Drive issue in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I have three NAS units attached to my LAN. Their names differ only in the first letter. I Map network drives for example NET USE A: \\Aserver\x... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Roboscot, Jan 24, 2020.

  1. Roboscot Win User

    Map Network Drive issue


    I have three NAS units attached to my LAN.

    Their names differ only in the first letter.

    I Map network drives for example

    NET USE A: \\Aserver\x /Persistent:Yes
    NET USE B: \\Bserver\x /Persistent:Yes

    or by the Map Network Drive in the GUI

    This is all OK.

    However, when opening the File Explorer "My Computer" the mapped drives often show the Same server.

    (NET VIEW displays correctly)

    Worse, there seem to be no way from the GUI to determine that actual mapping,.

    Properties does not reveal the mapping and indeed the entire name is editable.

    I have a suspicion that Win 10 actually changed one of the mappings and caused immense trouble. No documentation, sorry.

    I am aware of the other nuisance of drives failing to reconnect.

    All this started when I commissioned a new laptop.

    Version 10.0.18362 Build 18362

    :)
     
    Roboscot, Jan 24, 2020
    #1
  2. DMyr Win User

    Trouble Mapping Network Drive

    I have a WD NAS drive connected to my router and have mapped it on three of my computers. I just setup another laptop with Windows 10 and have updated it to 1809 and when I tired Mapping a network drive nothing is displayed in the browse window except the
    computer I am currently using. The drive is shown under network locations in File Explorer but not when you select map network drive and browse. I right clicked on the drive and selected properties and noted the IP address and went back into Map network drive
    but instead of selecting browse I entered the IP address but it still does not map the drive. The strange part is if I go to any of the computers that already has the network drive mapped and select Map network drive and select browse none of those computers
    show the drive either but you can select the mapped drive in the drive list in file explorer and it works just fine.

    I have read several articles both here and elsewhere and tried the suggestions but nothing works. Network discovery is turned on as is file sharing and also checked if all three boxes under SMB file sharing support in Windows features were also checked and
    they are. I have mapped several computers to several different drives over the years and anytime the drive was not listed it was always easy to go into Network Sharing Centre and find the problem but everything seems to be as it should so would appreciate
    if someone can suggest something I may have overlooked.

    Thank you
     
  3. Permission issue, shared drive Windows 10.

    Hi,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    We can understand your concern. However, we would need some more information regarding the issue.

    1. May I know the exact error message?
    2. Have you shared all hard drives or any particular folder within the particular hard drive?

    Since you have mentioned that you are getting error related to permission issue, please refer to the troubleshooting steps provided by “Azee N” dated June 2nd 2010 on
    Providing permission to drive and try
    providing permission to the drive.

    If the issue still persists, we would suggest you to follow the steps mentioned below to re-map the drive.

    1. Disconnect the drive by right click on the drive and select disconnect (if the drive is mapped).
    2. Then re-map the drive by referring to Map a network drive
      and check if it resolves the issue.

    Regards,
     
    Manjunath_H, Jan 24, 2020
    #3
  4. Map Network Drive issue

    Create a shortcut to map a network drive windows 10

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    As per the issue description you are willing to create a shortcut to map a network drive. I would suggest you to refer the steps provided in the articles mentioned below and see if it helps.

    Create a shortcut to (map) a network drive

    Create a shortcut to (map) a network drive


    Note: These articles are for Windows 7/8/8.1 but steps holds good for Windows 10 too.

    Hope the information provided is helpful. Do let us know if you have any more concern related to Windows. We will be more than happy to assist you.



    Regards,
     
    Ramesh.Kumar, Jan 24, 2020
    #4
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