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Windows 7: Descriptions not showing up for network drives

23 Mar 2011   #1
Terry Kennedy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Descriptions not showing up for network drives

I have a number of network drives mapped on my Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) systems. The drives show up and work fine, but are missing the descriptive names in "My Computer". This is happening on all of my Windows 7 systems.

When I map the same set of drives on a system running Windows XP, I see the descriptions as I'd expect.

The network shares are on a number of servers, all of which are running SAMBA 3.5.6. The description is set in the SAMA configuration in the usual manner:

server string = RAIDzilla II
I asked about this on the SAMBA mailing list and didn't get any answers, so I figured I'd try here.

I am attaching screen captures from both the 7 and XP systems so you can see what I mean.

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Descriptions not showing up for network drives-7-computer.jpg   Descriptions not showing up for network drives-xp-computer.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Apr 2011   #2
Terry Kennedy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Anyone? Even a guess?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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