mapped Network drive only appears if open File Explorer

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coyote
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mapped Network drive only appears if open File Explorer

#1 Post by coyote » 20.11.2017, 18:44

My mapped Network drive now only appears if I first open File Explorer.

This is a new issue after months when all was well.

FreeCommander XE 2017 Build 740 32-bit
Windows 8.1 Pro32bit

coyote
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Re: mapped Network drive only appears if open File Explorer

#2 Post by coyote » 11.12.2017, 21:18

Oh!
I see that FC can see the mapped Network drive immediately IF the mapped Network drive is connectible when I first start Windows 8.1

My Win 7 machine doesn't have this issue (nor did this PC until last month).

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Re: mapped Network drive only appears if open File Explorer

#3 Post by coyote » 20.02.2018, 16:35

Bump please?

p.s. same behavior with FreeCommander XE 2018 Build 771 32-bit donor

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Re: mapped Network drive only appears if open File Explorer

#4 Post by m-a-r-k » 20.02.2018, 18:54

Are you running FreeCommander with Administrative privileges? Is it Elevated?
If so I have a probable fix.
Run RegEdit and go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Policies/System and create a new DWORD entry with the name EnableLinkedConnections and value 1:
After you’ve added the EnableLinkedConnections value to the Registry, restart the computer, and after that the network drives you create should become available to the elevated applications, as well.
Worked for me in Windows 10.

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