I have about 10 non connected mapped drives which I use when connected to a client lan when connected via a VPN. I am not connected to this VPN for much of the time. However whenever I try to Open files say in MS Studio 2003 and navigate around the folder structure VStudio hangs, then reactivates. When I click on another folder (say on the local disk) it hangs again. It works fine if all the mapped drives are connected, and active over the VPN. So how can I get Windows to just move over these lan drives when non connected. Obviously I do not want to disconnect and remap each time I login into the VPN.