Windows 10: HELP [MAPPING NETWORK DRIVE]--Cannot Connect to NAS

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  1.    20 Feb 2016 #11

    Windows 10 rightly considers your NAS as a "device" not a "folder" . You can map shares on an NAS because these are folders, but you cannot (and never have been able to) map devices to a drive letter. P&P and USB devices and those that are part of your system (such as a DVD drive) are mapped automatically.
    Phreshboy said: View Post
    Going to make this short and to the point.

    I am on windows 10, tried to map my NAS using map network drive but says "Windows cannot access \\Nas102
    check spelling or might be problem with your network. Next, I tried to map a specific folder inside Nas102 and it worked! For example \\Nas102\Music

    I also tried to make a fake folder name and map that for example, \\Nas102\FakeFolder
    and the error said check spelling of "fakefolder" Nas102 was detected but not the fakefolder.

    So, I need help trying to connect to the whole NAS instead of just mapping individual folders inside of the NAS.
    Any help would be appreciated...Thank you in advance.
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  2.    22 Feb 2016 #12

    Thank you for everyone for the advice.. So i ended up finding a VERY SIMPLE solution to this problem after following up on your post #2 and searching Master browser in google.
    So the trick was I Pressed (Win+E) for File explorer and then in the search bar at the top typed \\nas102 and Voila... whole Nas appeared along with all the shares and as a bonus also appeared under my network tab on the left panel. The only downside is when I close the window and reopen it its gone again and have to retype it in. I guess this is a temporary solution just not sure why It doesn't stay once its there.
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