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Windows 7: Network mapped drives diverting to web page when double clicked

07 Sep 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Network mapped drives diverting to web page when double clicked

Hello ladies and gents, as the title suggests I'm having problems with Windows 7 whereby the usual mapped network drives we used to use in Windows XP don't quite work as they should in Windows 7.
When double clicking the drive to view their contents, it takes me to my home page.
Right clicking the drive shows Install/Setup in bold text as the first/default option for double clicking.
There is a program on the drive in question but i don't want it to install that program, i just want it to display the contents of the drive.
I suppose what I'm trying to ask is: Is there a way I can change the default action for double clicking this particular drive?

Thanks in advance

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08 Sep 2011   #2

Win7 & Win8 64bit


See if this helps. Please let us know if it works or not then we'll try something else.
  1. Right click the network drive and choose Explore
  2. In the root folder of the network drive, locate and either move the file autorun.inf to a sub-folder or delete the file altogether.
    • Tip: If you can’t see autorun.inf then it may be hidden. Click Tools > Folder Options > View > Show hidden files and folders > Click OK > follow step 2 above again.
  3. Close Explorer
  4. Right click on the network drive icon and click Disconnect
  5. Right click on My Computer and click Map Network Drive
  6. Choose the correct drive letter, enter the path and click OK
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