Windows 10: Cannot map shared network drive

  1.    04 Aug 2015 #1

    Cannot map shared network drive


    I have just upgraded from Win7 Pro to Win10 Pro and have a problem with a shared network drive. Under Win7 and 8.1 I had no difficulty mapping this drive which is attached directly to my access point. However, since upgrade, I can log into the drive using a browser but cannot map it using File Explorer. Other network resources which are attached to my home router still work fine. Any ideas?

    Thanks,
    Mike
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  2.    04 Aug 2015 #2

    FlyBoy said: View Post
    I have just upgraded from Win7 Pro to Win10 Pro and have a problem with a shared network drive. Under Win7 and 8.1 I had no difficulty mapping this drive which is attached directly to my access point. However, since upgrade, I can log into the drive using a browser but cannot map it using File Explorer. Other network resources which are attached to my home router still work fine. Any ideas?

    Thanks,
    Mike
    Hi Mike, have you tried going to 'Control Panel -> Network and Sharing -> Change advanced sharing settings (on left)', and turn on 'network discovery' and 'file and printer sharing'?
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  3.    04 Aug 2015 #3

    Yes, that was one of the first things I checked. The shared drive (WD Mybook Live) is asking for a login and password to access it. The logins are computer names and there are no passwords. My Win8.1 machine sitting next to this one has no difficulty attaching.
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  4.    04 Aug 2015 #4

    FlyBoy said: View Post
    Yes, that was one of the first things I checked. The shared drive (WD Mybook Live) is asking for a login and password to access it. The logins are computer names and there are no passwords. My Win8.1 machine sitting next to this one has no difficulty attaching.
    Have you checked the 'Homegroup connections'? By default, Win 10 seems to want to be part of a homegroup to connect to all of your devices, but there is a setting that says 'use user accounts, and passwords' ... try that one.
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  5.    04 Aug 2015 #5

    Homegroup is on user accounts. We are in the same Workgroup. The computer name is built into the shared drive. In fact nothing else has changed except the upgrade. All the control panel options I know which may affect this are where they should be.
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  6.    04 Aug 2015 #6

    FlyBoy said: View Post
    Homegroup is on user accounts. We are in the same Workgroup. The computer name is built into the shared drive. In fact nothing else has changed except the upgrade. All the control panel options I know which may affect this are where they should be.
    Now i'm stumped! I have three shared network locations, and they all worked after the upgrade.
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  7.    10 Aug 2015 #7

    FlyBoy check the post at https://www.tenforums.com/newreply.ph...reply&p=330519 and see if it resolves your issue.
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  8.    10 Aug 2015 #8

    jgt1942 said: View Post
    FlyBoy check the post at https://www.tenforums.com/newreply.ph...reply&p=330519 and see if it resolves your issue.
    Sorry, but no. My issue is not addressed in that post. I am not trying to share from one computer to another. I am trying to access a shared network drive (WD Mybook Live) which has its own IP address. I can get it from every computer in the house as well as my Android tablet. But I cannot attach to it with my single Windows 10 machine. When attempting to map the drive, after about a 1 minute wait, I get a Windows Security box asking for my login and password. This drive has no logins or passwords. It is open to everyone on the network. I've tried adding logins and passwords with no change. I have no difficulty logging into the web based interface of the drive from my W10 machine. So, I'm more than mystified.
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  9.    10 Aug 2015 #9

    I have the same NAS as you and my sharing works! Win 10 does apply tighter security measures as you have found out.

    You don't need to map it but you have to make sure the username login is like this - mybooklive\username. Also tell that security box to Remember credentials.

    As for the password, I would add one, especially if you intend to share it from the Internet! Mine has one and I am not sure, but I think win 10 will demand one.

    Good luck.

    Edit:- fixed error in username.
    Last edited by linw; 10 Aug 2015 at 21:46.
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