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Windows 7: Mapped drives wont load on startup

19 Nov 2015   #1
bigbwb

Windows 7
 
 
Mapped drives wont load on startup

Hey folks,
Been researching all sorts of options but unable to find one that works. I have a synology NAS connected to a HP desktop and I recently installed a new Samsung SSD running Windows 7. Since doing so, the OS now loads so fast that the mapped drives do not load in time for my XBMC software to recognize the folders.
The mapped drives show the red X and once you click on them once, they load and open just fine. After a reboot, same Red X. I need the mapped drives to load immediately after a reboot being my XBMC software (for video playback) is in a startup folder and loads each time the pc is restarted.

I tried various things I found online but none worked. I am lost when it comes to batch files and from my understanding, this might be an option if someone is willing to walk me through creating one

Thanks!
Brandon


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19 Nov 2015   #2
bigbwb

Windows 7
 
 

One more unusual item I forget to mention......
I have 3 mapped drives on my PC, all to the same exact NAS, but different folders on it.
1 out of the 3 mapped drives(folders) loads perfectly every time Windows 7 is restarted etc. The other 2 give me the red X? I tried disconnecting and remapping the other 2 with no success.
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19 Nov 2015   #3
bigbwb

Windows 7
 
 

anyone? I have spend all afternoon trying various "fixes" found on the web and in this forum and not a single one worked
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20 Nov 2015   #4
IvanS

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

How did you map your folder?
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20 Nov 2015   #5
bigbwb

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IvanS View Post
How did you map your folder?
I used windows explorer to map drive by picking a letter (W) and pointing it to the folder on my NAS. Sorry if I was too vague. I appreciate any feedback!
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20 Nov 2015   #6
IvanS

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Try to use cmd
Net use w: \\host\sharedfolder /persistent:Yes

Don't know if there is any difference if using cmd instead of Windows explorer
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20 Nov 2015   #7
IvanS

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Now it comes in my mind. Maybe to try use some batch file to do that initial step for making you network drive available.
Something like to create txt file and delete it when your Windows starts.
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20 Nov 2015   #8
bigbwb

Windows 7
 
 

I believe I tried the net use command yesterday and the results were that the Mapped drives were being shown as "remembered". I can try it again but it seems as if windows sees and remembers them each time.

Regarding the batch file....this is where you lose me, ha! I know just a little about creating one but not enough to likely accomplish the fix.

Let me know your thoughts....and thank you again for taking the time.
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20 Nov 2015   #9
IvanS

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

if exist z:\ (
net use z: /delete
)
net use z: \\path

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Try to combine with your scenario.
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20 Nov 2015   #10
IvanS

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Same problem here
Automatically restore windows network drive (red "X") via batch file - Server Fault

One more interesting code you could try
net use Z:
if %errorlevel% EQU 0 net use Z: /delete
net use Z: \\path
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