Mapping local folder as new logical drive
Posted on 2003-03-16
For some of my old code to work, I need a D: drive.
Unfortunately my new laptop only has one partition,
so I mapped the ABC folder on my C: drive(C:\ABC)
as a logical D: drive. My ABC folder is shared as ABC$
I am running XP.
I mapped network drive D: via explorer > tools > map network drive
This works fine, I can access that drive correctly as long as my laptop is on the LAN.
When I disconnect the laptop from te LAN, and try to access the logical D: drive
I get :
"An error occurred while reconnecting D: to \\127.0.0.1\ABC$
Microsoft Windows Network : the local device name is already in use"
This probably has to do with my network bridge no longer being active..
I tried to solve my issue by selecting the "Make Available Offline"
option on the D: drive and synchronising, but still after disconnecting from
the LAN I get the the local device name is already in use error.