Windows 10: I need to map a drive to the D: drive on another computer

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  1.    27 Feb 2017 #1

    I need to map a drive to the D: drive on another computer


    I want to map a drive letter to the D: (hard) drive on another computer, I don't see it in the Map network drive Browse window.
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       27 Feb 2017 #2

    rboppy said: View Post
    I want to map a drive letter to the D: (hard) drive on another computer, I don't see it in the Map network drive Browse window.
    You won't, for security it's a hidden share. You can map to it using the address \\ computer_name \D$
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  3.    27 Feb 2017 #3

    Thanks Bree! Will give it a try.
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  4.    27 Feb 2017 #4

    Bree said: View Post
    You won't, for security it's a hidden share. You can map to it using the address \\ computer_name \D$
    It wouldn't accept my credentials.
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  5.    27 Feb 2017 #5

    It's an administrator share when asked for username and password you enter the admin on the PC your connecting to it's simpler if you create an administrator account on the PC with same name and password on the PC as the one your logged in with
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  6.    27 Feb 2017 #6

    When I go to Settings-Accounts on the computer I'm connecting to, it lists:
    my user name
    Local Account
    Administrator

    Is there anything else I need to do?
    Last edited by rboppy; 27 Feb 2017 at 17:49.
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  7.    27 Feb 2017 #7

    As long as both are the same and admin it should work you can use the cmd prompt

    net use e: \\pcname\d$ password /user:msmith2
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  •    27 Feb 2017 #8

    I re-booted the computer, tried again to map a drive letter using \\username\D$ and received this error:

    “The network folder specified is currently mapped using a different user name and password.To connect using a different user name and password, first disconnect any existing mappings to this network share.”

    On the other computer, I do have drive letters mapped to the D: drive, I don't really have to disconnect them do I?

    Samuria, I'll try the net use command tomorrow and report back here. Not sure what the /user:msmith2 is, I imagine I'd replace that with my user name, right?
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    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       27 Feb 2017 #9

    rboppy said: View Post
    I re-booted the computer, tried again to map a drive letter using \\username\D$ and received this error:

    “The network folder specified is currently mapped using a different user name and password.To connect using a different user name and password, first disconnect any existing mappings to this network share.”

    On the other computer, I do have drive letters mapped to the D: drive, I don't really have to disconnect them do I?
    No, it's saying that on this computer you already have a drive letter mapped to the other computer's D: drive. By default a mapping you made previously is reconnected after rebooting. Type net use to see a list of exiting mappings. Type net use x: /delete to disconnect the existing mapping (change 'x:' to the letter you actually have mapped).

    Not sure what the /user:msmith2 is, I imagine I'd replace that with my user name, right?
    Yes, and replace 'password' with your password.
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  •    28 Feb 2017 #10

    This is the results of 'net use' and samuria's command:
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    Don't know what ipc$ is, even after Googling it.
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