Windows 10: "The drive or network connection that the shortcut '___.Ink' refers to is unavailable. Make...

Discus and support "The drive or network connection that the shortcut '___.Ink' refers to is unavailable. Make... in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I was working on a project in FireAlpaca64.exe and randomly the program closed, and upon reopening it Im getting this error. From the looks of other... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Toreo_67, Jun 23, 2021.

  1. Toreo_67 Win User

    "The drive or network connection that the shortcut '___.Ink' refers to is unavailable. Make...


    I was working on a project in FireAlpaca64.exe and randomly the program closed, and upon reopening it Im getting this error. From the looks of other posts on this forum my Computer locked me out of my C: Drive. I tried following the replies to those post but the solutions offered did not work, and im pretty sure they were applicable to Windows Vista, not Windows 10 like in my case. I'd really like to get this fixed soon so I can get back to work, thank you for taking the time to view and/or respond to my problem.

    :)
     
    Toreo_67, Jun 23, 2021
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  2. The drive or network connection that the shortcut "---.ink" refers to is unavailable.

    The drive or network connection that the shortcut "---.ink" refers to is unavailable. Make sure that the disk is properly inserted or the network resource is available, and then try again.

    I updated windows and now I get this "Problem with shortcut" error whenever I try to open certain shortcuts.

    Then I noticed that in File Explorer my H:\ drive has a blue question mark next to it. So I went over to Disk Management and it told me I have to initialize a disk before Logical Disk Manager can access it. My C:\ drive is there but not my H:\ drive. C is
    my SSD and has Windows 10 OS on it whereas the majority of my files are on my H:\ hard drive.

    Whenever I try to initialize the "Disk 1" with GPT it tells me that the disk is not big enough and if I try MBR it says it cannot find the file specified.
     
    McFloobenHoober, Jun 23, 2021
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  3. DaveM121 Win User
    Flash Drive - "The drive or network connection that the shortcut 'Camera.lnk" refers to is unavailable.

    OK, it is as I thought, you copied over shortcuts to these items rather than the actual items to the flash drive.

    Anything with a small arrow in the corner is a shortcut not the original item, hence the error message you are getting
    "The drive or network connection that the shortcut 'Camera.lnk' refers to is unavailable", as can be seen from the screen capture, this is a shortcut, not the actual folder . . .

    From your screenshot, the items marked below are shortcuts to the original folder or file, not the actual folder or file!


    "The drive or network connection that the shortcut '___.Ink' refers to is unavailable. Make... cc64842c-ec1d-4199-9bd4-3bfbe89f4b87.jpg
     
    DaveM121, Jun 23, 2021
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  4. "The drive or network connection that the shortcut '___.Ink' refers to is unavailable. Make...

    Flash Drive - "The drive or network connection that the shortcut 'Camera.lnk" refers to is unavailable.

    Hi Megan,

    There is a tool that troubleshoots Universal Serial Bus (USB) not being detected in Windows. You can visit this
    link to download the Windows USB Troubleshooter. After downloading, run it to start the diagnostics.

    The error "The drive or network connection that the shortcut 'Camera.lnk' refers to is unavailable. Make sure that the disk is properly inserted or the network resource is available, and then try again." pertains
    to the shortcut folder from your USB that cannot be detected. Once you have done repairing and troubleshooting, you can now access this shortcut to open the "Camera" folder directory in your USB.

    Let us know if this tool resolves your concern.
     
    Johann Eva, Jun 23, 2021
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