Windows 10: Network drives not mapping

Discus and support Network drives not mapping in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Windows 10 1909. I set up a few network drive maps via explorer with the box checked to reconnect at logon. When the user logs in the drive maps aren't... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by soscc, Nov 26, 2019.

  1. soscc Win User

    Network drives not mapping

    Windows 10 1909. I set up a few network drive maps via explorer with the box checked to reconnect at logon. When the user logs in the drive maps aren't there any more, which is really annoying because some of the apps come from the server. I've seen other posts that say I should do it via GPO, which I did and they still don't map upon login. The only way I've been successful is to create .cmd file to do the map, put it in the scheduled tasks upon logon. These machines worked just fine on 1903 and quit working right in 1909.

    soscc, Nov 26, 2019
  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. CraigS Win User
    Work Mapped drives not working at home.

    Hello All.

    I have a user at work that has a laptop as her main work use (docking station at work, then takes it home to work at home).
    we have a list of mapped network drives that we use here, including a personal drive.

    however when this user gets home or off the network, the personal drive seems to become inactive/go missing.

    there are no USB drives that interfere with the network drives, and i am lost looking for solutions.

    any suggestions/help would be greatly appreciated.

    CraigS, Nov 26, 2019
  4. Network drives not mapping

    How to map a network drive

    Hi Reese,

    For concerns such as mapping a network drive, we have an article that you can follow. Just refer to the steps from this thread:

    Map a network drive.

    Marque Lor, Nov 26, 2019

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