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Q: Network mapped drives not available on WIndows 10 TP This thread is locked from future replies

Mapped a shared drive for our internal application, requires S:\ to be mapped to a working directory for my operators.  Attempting to run the application I get the warning that it cannot see the information.  I check and sure enough my mapped drive is not available.   See picture below.

Original Title: Network Drives



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Hi B. Hefty,

 

Thank you so much for posting your query on this forum. I will try my best to assist you with this issue.

 

From the issue description, it seems like your computer is a part of a domain network. If yes, then we have a separate department where they handle all the issues within the domain network. The IT Professional on the TechNet forum should be able to help you with this issue. So, I would suggest you to post this query on the TechNet Windows 10 Technical Preview IT Pro General Forum from the link given below:

 

TechNet Windows 10 Technical Preview IT Pro General Forum

 

Hope this is helpful. If your computer is a standalone PC and is not a part of any domain, then please get back to us with all the relevant information regarding the issue. We’ll be glad to assist you further.
Regards,
Rajesh Govind - Microsoft Support Engineer

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Hi Rajesh,

Thank you so much for posting a reply to this topic.  

From the reply, it seems like your response is canned, and doesn't take into account what you are actually looking at.  This computer is not joined to a domain, nor are there any visual clues indicating as such.  The IT professional who posted this included a screenshot that showed an issue with how the operating system presents mapped drives through an application programming interface to applications.  

Hope this is helpful, the computer is standalone, not part of a domain, is currently a virtual machine.  Please get back to us with a relevant response regarding the issue.  We'll be glad to be assisted further.

All joking aside.  There is an impression that Microsoft is looking for feedback, I am giving it.  Do not pass the buck because you 'feel' like the computer may have some setting somewhere that precludes the issue from being handled here.  This is the folly of modern 'customer service' I don't want to get rude with a rep, but if the rep is just droning on, you have to expect a certain response from the customer.

The issue, I have a successfully mapped network drive.  with read/write/delete access, I have a data driven application that depends on this network drive to function.  when the application looks at that network drive, it can't find it, then presents the GUI to find the correct location and I find that the network drive.  Is this a fault of the application calling on the wrong infiormation? (unlikely because some of the top level items are windows 10 unique) or is this a fault of the OS for not presenting a network drive in the same fashion?

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Oh damn....

I have exactly the same issue. anyone knows the solution??

mapped drives successfully, but does not shows up on folder browser as in the screenshot.

where in windows 8 it showed up correctly.

I need solutions

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I have a similar problem for a mapped drive to my host computer (Windows 7) from my virtual PC using Windows 10 Technical Preview.  The mapped drive worked prior to build 9860.  Once I installed build 9860, the mapped drive to the host no longer shows up.
lujan

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I'm having the same problem since upgrading to 9879. A mapped NAS drive that had been working fine suddenly became "Offline", but the drive location can successfully be Ping'd. In fact, opening a CMD shell I am able to modify files on it, even if it says "Offline":

Maybe this can help the gurus here fix the problems quicker! Note that another machine running Windows 7 continues to run fine with the Mapping.

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Hi All,

          There is no reply from Microsoft apart from the first most unhelpful response. What is the use of this forum when Microsoft is not looking into the reported problem.

          I have the same problem. I have to access the mapped drive by use \\computer\shareddata instead of a drive letter.

Paul Cheuk.

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I have a mapped drive, and while I had to remap it after each new build of Windows 10 was installed, it seems to work without any difficulty.   I am on a home network with a laptop running Win 10, and a tower and a tablet running 8.1 pro 64-bit.  No domains, no Servers.

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I have found through several successive Builds (most recently 10159) that Network discovery has been turned off when the build was updated. Turning it back on and resetting Network to private restored my previously mapped drives, including those mapped to a domain server, from my Win 10 Hope tablet.
Nick's Computer Guys
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I've found answer to this.

You need to modify the registry.

1. Open regedit

2. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SOFTWARE -> Microsoft -> Windows -> CurrentVersion -> Policies -> System

3. On the right, you will see ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin, ConsentPromptBehaviorUser ... etc.

4. click on empty space, ADD DWORD(32bit), then name it "EnableLinkedConnections". Double click it and set the data to 1.

5. Reboot and you will see the mapped drives showing.

This has worked for me.

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It didn't work for me on build 10162 so I'm currently installing the release build to see if I get my mapped drives back?
lujan

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