Mapped Drives unavailable until browsing to drive in Open dialog.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by jeolmeun, Mar 19, 2007.

  1. jeolmeun

    jeolmeun Guest

    I have a couple of programs that are unable to access or cannot view
    files on a network folder mapped to a drive. The programs are able to
    access the mapped drives after I do a File Open and browse to the
    drive by typing X: in the path.

    For example, if I have X: mapped to \\\Documents and one
    of the programs will fail if a script tries to open a file from X: at
    X:\SomeFile.ext. I would have to do File | Open and navigate to X:\ by
    typing X: and enter. Then I would cancel the Open dialog. The program
    will successfully open the file if I try it afterwards.

    This happens in more than one application. This is on a Vista Ultimate
    32-bit with a drive mapped to an XP folder accessible over the network.
    jeolmeun, Mar 19, 2007
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  2. jeolmeun

    JChaz Guest

    I'm using Vista Business here, I see the odd drive dropped on occasions, but
    then this is a large network. Its not something i would expect to see, but
    like you just double clicking on the drive activates it again.

    The only suggestion I can make is to re-create the mapped drive and ensure
    that it the check box "re-connect at logon" is selected.
    JChaz, Mar 19, 2007
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