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Windows 7: Mapped drive will not connect on start up

16 Dec 2009   #1
bark01

windows 7 68 bit
 
 
Mapped drive will not connect on start up

Hi,

I have a mapped drive that goes to a folder on my internal drive. when my computer starts up the drive will not connect automatically, but connects as soon as I click on it.

I have tried to recreate this drive a few times and always click re-connect on logon but it does not help.

It did work fine for a period so I presume i have done something to stop it working, but can't think what.

I think it may be a setting in my start up configuration (I manage this through CC Cleaner), but can't see what i've switched off.

any ideas?


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17 Dec 2009   #2
patwhatsthat

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bark01 View Post
Hi,

I have a mapped drive that goes to a folder on my internal drive. when my computer starts up the drive will not connect automatically, but connects as soon as I click on it.

I have tried to recreate this drive a few times and always click re-connect on logon but it does not help.

It did work fine for a period so I presume i have done something to stop it working, but can't think what.

I think it may be a setting in my start up configuration (I manage this through CC Cleaner), but can't see what i've switched off.

any ideas?
Try this, open notepad and type these two lines
subst x: /D
subst x: C:\downloads
save the file as something like map.bat the name is not important, but the .bat file extension is
x: is the drive letter you want to use
C:\downloads is the path to your share that you are mapping to
If the share is nested deep and includes spaces in the path you will need to use "Quote Marks Around the Path Statement"
If this works for you, then put the map.bat file in your startup folder
Hope this helps
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18 Dec 2009   #3
bark01

windows 7 68 bit
 
 

yep that works thanks.
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18 Dec 2009   #4
patwhatsthat

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bark01 View Post
yep that works thanks.
Glad to hear it. Thanks for posting back. Enjoy.
Randy
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