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Windows 7: Mapped drive not in sync

12 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7
Mapped drive not in sync

My windows 7 mapped drives are not showing the same information.

I have updated an excell file , but other users are not seeing the update

Have disconnted the mapped drive but the information is not being updated.

any help here would be appreciated.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

12 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Alright I can see that you have a network and everything.. please explain how your network is set up. Do you have a file server or is everyone connecting your computer to see the file

please explain the setup
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7

Have you tried restarting your workstation
My System SpecsSystem Spec

12 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7

The Accounting Dept informed me that the file they are updating is not being updated.

This only seems to be happening on the Windows 7 workstations and not Windows Xp workstation.

The drive are mapped by a script , so there's no manual mapping here.

In the mapped drive there's an excell file that they frequently use and
I've placed a shortcut of this file on their desktop for accessibility.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7
Looking for answers

by the way, This is a Domain based Network, so all the files are connected
via mapped connection in a script.

This script hasn't been changed in 5 years.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jan 2010   #6


"The Accounting Dept informed me that the file they are updating is not being updated."
So which is the host and which is the receiving machine here? Where is the programme resident? XP machine or 7 machine?
Are you sure that you mean a mapped drive?
A mapped drive is just a shared folder on one machine, that appears over the network as a drive on another. It can be done manually, for the ordinary home user, or scripted, in a corporate setting.
So, for example, my " family" folder is shared and can be seen by my children on their PCs.
I will make this a "mapped drive" when I get round to it by visiting their machines and giving it a drive letter (probably F: ). There is a command in Win 7 for this in the Tools menu. You simply choose a drive letter from the list and then navigate the network to the folder you want. Or you can do it the old fashioned way in a DOS command line with SUBST
Or at work we have a bunch of different user groups, each has its own set of permissions and access rights. Each will find their files stored in a set of lettered drives, which they can have access to according to their group membership, with the admin group being able to see all of these folders. Each group's core folders have a drive letter, e.g. drive S: for shared resources. In fact these are all mapped drives on the server and sit as folders in the same physical machine.
But, the mapped folder/drive doesn't need to synchronise. It is shared in realtime and stays resident on the host machine.
So maybe you mean something else. Or maybe the spreadsheet is saving to a different folder. Or the receiving machine is looking at a different folder. Your script hasn't changed in five years, but your PCs have. Are the new machines actually included in the group? Was the script specifiically set up for you, those five years ago, for that configuration?

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