XP HOME drive mapping "bug" ?
Posted on 2003-03-28
My XP HOME edition won't retain my network drive mappings when I close Explorer or Logout. ( I've mapped to folders on both a local Linux Samba Server, and a local Win98 PC.)
I can map drives just fine with Explorer or Network Neighborhood, but if I close explorer, or logout, the mapped drives just disappear.
** ( Yes, I am checking the "reconnect at logon" box) **
The weird thing is that if I just close Explorer, then reopen it, the mappings don't show up in Explorer at all, but I can go to command line and select the mapped drive letter and do a Dir or whatever. If I try to remap the drive in Explorer, it tells me that that drive is already mapped, and asks if I want to replace that mapping with the new (same) one. I click YES and it comes back in Explorer, but will disappear again when Explorer closes.
However, when I logout, and back in again the mappings are totally wiped out, and I cannot see the mapped drive from the command line, and remapping it in explorer does not tell me that it is already mapped, so its like starting from scratch.
Seems like a bug in the "reconnect at logon" routine, but I cannot find any info on this anywhere. Everything tells me to just be sure the "reconnect at logon" box is checked if I want the mapping to remain permanent
I can go to the Win98 PC and map drives also, and those WILL reconnect and remain permanent, seems to be a "bug" in XP HOME? Any ideas why the XP HOME maps won't stick???