Net Use doesn't show mapped drives


  1. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       #1

    Net Use doesn't show mapped drives


    Hi guys,

    I have 3 mapped drives which are accessible.

    Net Use doesn't show mapped drives-shared-drives.jpg

    However, when I run net use command I'm getting this output.

    C:\windows\system32>net use
    New connections will be remembered.

    There are no entries in the list.
    Does anybody know why is it so?
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  2. Posts : 815
    Win 10
       #2

    Hello @Pinocchio21

    The only thing I can imagine is that these network drives are not mounted with the same account credentials with which they do this query.


    Friendly greetings
    Sorry for any mistakes. English is not my native language.
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  3. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    I think I found why.
    When I run cmd as Administrator then I get "New connections will be remembered. There are no entries in the list."
    However, when I run cmd without elevated privileges then net use returns all mapped drives.
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  4. Posts : 815
    Win 10
       #4

    Just as i it answered them.

    If you start the command prompt as administrator, it does not mean that it is started with your account creditials.

    And therefore it may be that they are not displayed.

    There can be several administrator accounts on one system.
    Last edited by Tekkie Boy; 27 Apr 2021 at 06:54.
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  5. Posts : 12,417
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #5

    Pinocchio21 said:
    I think I found why.
    When I run cmd as Administrator then I get "New connections will be remembered. There are no entries in the list."
    However, when I run cmd without elevated privileges then net use returns all mapped drives.
    I see the same thing in Command Prompt and also in PowerShell and my 2 NAS drives connected to the Router, both Wired and Wireless. I'm the only User on the computers and with Administrative rights.
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  6. Posts : 815
    Win 10
       #6

    @Berton

    please execute the command in a normal CMD or PowerShell, without admin rights.
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  7. Posts : 12,417
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #7

    I did both in both and got the same results.
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  8. Posts : 5,816
    Win 11 Pro (x64) 21H2
       #8

    Pinocchio21 said:
    However, when I run cmd without elevated privileges then net use returns all mapped drives.
    Berton said:
    I see the same thing in Command Prompt and also in PowerShell and my 2 NAS drives connected to the Router, both Wired and Wireless. I'm the only User on the computers and with Administrative rights.
    Tekkie Boy said:
    @Berton

    please execute the command in a normal CMD or PowerShell, without admin rights.
    Berton said:
    I did both in both and got the same results.
    I get the same results as well.
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  9. Posts : 815
    Win 10
       #9

    @Berton

    Are the NAS really mapped as network drives in Windows Explorer? It works fine for me:
    Net Use doesn't show mapped drives-screenshot-2021-04-27-172405.jpg
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  10. Posts : 12,417
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #10

    Tekkie Boy said:
    @Berton

    Are the NAS really mapped as network drives in Windows Explorer? It works fine for me:
    Net Use doesn't show mapped drives-screenshot-2021-04-27-172405.jpg
    The drives show in Network in File Explorer but I only Map the Public folder on them.
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