Windows 10: Cannot mount network drives - drive letters not available

  1.    19 Sep 2015 #1

    Cannot mount network drives - drive letters not available


    Hi

    I have a strange problem. I have some harddrives on a "server" computer in my homenetwork running win 7. From my "client" running windows 10 I am mounting these drives using

    psexec \\server -u username -p password -d net share F=F:\ /GRANT:user,Full /GRANT:media,read 2>nul
    net use F: \\server\F

    Today my client crashed and I had to remove the graphics card. Since then I cannot enter my network drives anymore, the commands seem to run, but when I try accessing the drives I get a message indicating I should put a media into these drives. Also, I cannot mount them manually using "map network drive" since the drive letters are not available. I tried removing them from HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\MountedDevices (they are listed there as "\DosDevices\F" etc.), but once I restart, they are there (in the registry) again.

    Any idea how I could fix this? Win10 somehow seems to remember that thes drives once have been there before and keeps blocking the drive letters...
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    04 Nov 2015 #2

    Elusive Drive letter


    Hi, dont know if this is relevant anymore, but in my case the H drive (which what was missing from the list of letters to choose from when mapping a new network drive) was actually used and just overlooked. Poweriso had shifted its drive lettering when I removed the previous mapping to H before adding new drives to a NAS device where H was pointing to.
    Careful look at contents of "This PC" and there was H, a virtual CD Rom drive. Poweriso number of drives set to none, restart, H was in the list again ready for mapping.

    caid602 said: View Post
    Hi

    I have a strange problem. I have some harddrives on a "server" computer in my homenetwork running win 7. From my "client" running windows 10 I am mounting these drives using

    psexec \\server -u username -p password -d net share F=F:\ /GRANT:user,Full /GRANT:media,read 2>nul
    net use F: \\server\F

    Today my client crashed and I had to remove the graphics card. Since then I cannot enter my network drives anymore, the commands seem to run, but when I try accessing the drives I get a message indicating I should put a media into these drives. Also, I cannot mount them manually using "map network drive" since the drive letters are not available. I tried removing them from HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\MountedDevices (they are listed there as "\DosDevices\F" etc.), but once I restart, they are there (in the registry) again.

    Any idea how I could fix this? Win10 somehow seems to remember that thes drives once have been there before and keeps blocking the drive letters...
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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