Windows 10: Mapping as a network drive function not working properly Solved


  1. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 64bit Pro
       16 Dec 2016 #1

    Mapping as a network drive function not working properly


    Hello,

    I'm running a Windows 10 Pro 64bit desktop PC and I'm trying to map network drives. I have always been able to map them correctly using the IP Address of the drive and browsing. But for some reason recently (I realized I forgot to map a drive, so I went to add it) I have not been able to. I go to the network drive mapping wizard, type in the IP address and hit browse like I did before and the drive doesn't appear, other PCs I can connect to do, but not the drive. I also tried hitting finish instead of browse and it gives me an error of "Windows cannot access \\ Check the spelling of the name. Otherwise, there might be a problem with your network. To try to identify and resolve nbetwork problems, click diagnose." I diagnose, and it finds no issues.

    When I try instead to map it as a network location, I type in the IP address and click browse, and the drive is there and can map as a network location. But not as a drive. And I have NO idea why. All network sharing is turned on, and I've been searching forums to try to find the solution and haven't found anyone with exactly the same problem yet. I've tried various things and still no luck.
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  2. Posts : 2,867
    10 Home x64 (1703) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       16 Dec 2016 #2

    I have a network drive shared out on my router. I can map a drive letter to it using the drive mapping wizard by typing:
    \\ <IP address of router> \ <share name>

    Are you sure the drive you want to map is still shared out on the device you are trying to connect to?

    I see this thread is marked 'solved'. Does that mean you have sorted it out for yourself now?
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