Windows 10: NAS seen as folder not drive

Discus and support NAS seen as folder not drive in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I am unable to use my NAS as backup as I cannot map as drive. Trying to use IP address with drive mapping, it cannot be found. New router, both plugged... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by tlfmd, Mar 8, 2020.

  1. tlfmd Win User

    NAS seen as folder not drive


    I am unable to use my NAS as backup as I cannot map as drive.
    Trying to use IP address with drive mapping, it cannot be found.
    New router, both plugged into it.
    NAS is listed under files under "this pc" and contained files are accessible.
    help.

    :)
     
    tlfmd, Mar 8, 2020
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  2. robmar0se Win User

    Save-as errors on NAS drive - files duplicated

    Windows 10 Pro system with Word 365, and files saved on NAS drive.
    “User” folders have also been “moved” so they point to the NAS device.
    On the host system the NAS device has been mapped as the Z drive. In other words when opening “My Docs” it looks at the folder/files stored on the NAS.
    These folders are also defined as shared so that another system has rights to read/write to the same folders.



    When a document is “Saved As”, currently the document is saved as it should be with a new name where it should be saved.
    It also creates duplicate entries in a folder called “#recycle” (if it doesn't exist it creates this folder), one file with the same saved-as name, and another temp file given a random alpha/numeric name.
    Both entries in the #recycle subfolder are “blank”.
    It also creates the wrong link in the Word “recent docs” list pointing to the item in the #recycle folder.



    Another PC using Windows 7 + Office 2007, can access these shared folders, however the “save-as” function creates the same problem.



    There are no issues with the standard “save” function.



    Other info; I7 system with 6 GB ram with Raid 1- 2 x 1GB NAS. NAS Synology ds216j 6.1.
    Using McAfee AV.



    Networking/Word/Windows issue? Any suggestions?
     
    robmar0se, Mar 8, 2020
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  3. Antimalware Service Executable scans NAS drive

    Hi Thrawn,



    Welcome to Microsoft Community and we appreciate your interest in Windows 10.

    Let me help you to fix the issue.



    The issue you are facing could be due to the settings is not being set properly. Let’s try simple steps and check if this helps. Follow the below steps:


    • Type Windows defender on the Windows search bar.

    • Select Windows Defender and click on Settings.

    • Now click on Add an exclusion and click on
      Exclude a folder.

    • Select the NAS drive and click on
      Exclude this folder
      .


    Hope this information helps, post us with the status we will be glad to assist you.
     
    Billion Debbarma, Mar 8, 2020
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  4. NAS seen as folder not drive

    Folder contents not copying on the first try in Win10 to a NAS

    There may have been a post relating to this, but I haven't seen an answer that resolves the issue. Here is a work around.

    On my network there is a Win10/64 laptop and a GigaNAS storage device. I have full RW permission to use the NAS. Having a folder open on the NAS drive, I want to copy a folder and it's contents to the NAS from the Win10 laptop. I drag a folder to the open
    NAS drive window, and it will create a folder in the NAS with the same name, but the contents are not copied. It is just an empty folder of the same name. However, if I drag that same folder a 2nd time to to the NAS drive after the empty folder was created,
    it will then copy the contents of the folder including it's sub-folders, but not the sub-folders contents. Again the empty folder must exist before it's contents are copied. So, in essences, before the contents of any folder is copied, the empty folder of
    the same name must exist on the destination NAS drive.

    Some tests that I have tried is using copy and paste instead of dragging, and it still produces the same results which require a second paste before it copies the contents of a folder.

    The has worked properly under on my old laptop running Win7/64.

    Has anyone found a fix for this?
     
    ChrisDziewior, Mar 8, 2020
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