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Windows 7: PC not Mapping Network Drives, but did before

1 Week Ago   #1
hisnibs

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
PC not Mapping Network Drives, but did before

I have a small home network connecting my Lenovo workstation to my Lenovo laptop (wifi) and to an older PC running OS/2 (ArcaNoae) and Linux Suse (ethernet cable). Last week my ISP upgraded my hardware to a combo modem/router (Hitron CODA-4582).

In the past, I have had this same experience where my W7 PC (64 bit, Pro) would sometimes be slow in the drive mapping and show only one logical drive with a certain directory and sub-directories on my laptop (also running W7 Pro, 64-bit). This annoyance would last for a couple of minutes, or more, then the rest of the drives would appear and work fine. However, as of yesterday, my PC is hung up permanently in this state--none of the other logical drives are visible or mappable.

I've tried various tweeks in the registry settings, etc. from several online sources, but nothing helps. I even tried using the networking "wizard", but that did nothing either, except change my Workgroup name on both machines to "Workgroup", which I reset to original name this morning.

FYI, my laptop maps and sees all the drives on my PC with no problem.


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1 Week Ago   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello @hisnibs, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The last update below broke it. Uninstalling the update should fix it.

January 8, 2019 - KB4480970 (Monthly Rollup) Windows 7
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1 Week Ago   #3
hisnibs

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Thanks Brink--that did the trick. I did notice that my laptop did an automatic update the evening before when I shut it down. Time to turn automatic updates off again, methinks...
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1 Week Ago   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

At least until MS fixes this bug.
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