display network drive connection status

Posted on 2005-04-22
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
my question is simple but i can't find the do i display the balloon tip if my network drive has been connected,or not connected..i have the option set to reconnect at logon..but i was wondering if there is a option to show the balloon tip if it has been connected or not connected in the systemtray?

open to all suggestions
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    I think all balloons are either on or off. To flip the switch, you need to edit your registry (if you dare).

    -Run regedit.exe
    -look for an entry under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced called "EnableBalloonTips". Double click on it, and make sure its' value is "0" for balloons off, or "1" for balloons on.

    If your network connection isn't an icon at all in the systray, you can enable that in the properties window for that specific connection (show icon in notification area....).
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    yea i know all of that but I was wondering if there was a property for a network drive, just like there is a property for the network connection....

    but i want to display my network drive as a system tray icon just like you can the local area network connection..but I can't find the option anywere....
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    windows XP
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    I don't believe that you can have a systray icon for a network drive mapping, unless some 3rd party systray utility can do that for you. It's not a native option in WinXp.
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    ok thanks

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