Have a 2000 server that has a Maxtor 120 GB external USB hard drive attached. The drive is F:\ and it contains a folder named Company-Archive. The Company-Archive folder is shared for all domain users. On the server I mapped F:\Company-Folder as R:\ "Company-Archive on 2kserver (R:). In the logon script for users I have "net use R: \\2kserver\Company-Archive". Sometimes I remove the drive and take it home, it's a back up device. When I bring it back and plug it into the 2Kserver I can access all of the contents via F:\Company-Folder but not through the mapped R:\. All I get are the root folders with no visible sub folders or files. Even after using Explorer on the server and disconnecting R:\ from the TOOLS menu and then using "Map Network Drive..." menu to reconnect R:\ I get same results, root folders but no visible sub folders or files. Sometimes this occurs even when the USB hard drive has not been unplugged.
Any way to map F:\Company-Archive shared folder directly so it always will refresh even if the external USB HD has been removed and plugged back in?