Windows 10: How do I keep NAS drives awake? broken since last update

  1.    06 Dec 2017 #1

    How do I keep NAS drives awake? broken since last update

    When I open Windows Explorer my NAS drives have the red X over them like they are disconnected. I click on them and they connect right away. The problem I am having is when I try to stream a movie from my NAS via my app it says "path not found". I then have to open Windows Explorer and click the red X of the drive I want to access. After I re-establish my connection to the drive, my movie will stream from the app. How do I keep the drive connections alive? This is not a NAS setting. This changed when Windows did it's last major upgrade.
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  2.    06 Dec 2017 #2

    Hi there
    I think there are some settings regarding HDD's and connections in the ADVANCED power settings --have a look in there.
    On latest W10 if I connect to a NAS drive it stays connected until disconnected (manually) or power down of either client (laptop) or server (almost never).

    I don't have suspend or sleep for windows enabled and on mains power I set HDD's to turn off never.

    Try playing around with some settings - the defaults have a habit of changing between updates. !!!!
    There's also a setting for media streaming somewhere to say keep connections alive.

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  3.    06 Dec 2017 #3

    Hi jimbo. Thank you. That was the first place I looked. I checked all the power settings (advanced) in Windows and I also went through the NAS config. Everything I can find is set to never. The update destroyed my Homegroup once again too. I had to rebuild my Homegroup from scratch but this issue is evading me. There has to be a timeout setting somewhere but they did an excellent job making it out of the way and hard to find. I don't like these updates at all. I never really see the benefit but constantly have to chase down things that they break.
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  4.    08 Dec 2017 #4

    bump... any ideas would be appreciated.
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