I have the following problem with networks in general:
Currently there are 3 netdrives attached to my Windows Explorer, that are automatically reconnected when I start the computer. Let´s assume these netdrives are X:, Y: and Z:. Right after Windows XP is up and running, I am able to click on these drives in Explorer and I can access the content of the server. So far, so good.
But what is not working, is when I try to access these drives (right after system start) for example with a self written program (launched by autostart) that needs to access specific files on the above mentioned netdrives. The program does not find these drives, as if they were not reconnected. The only workaround for my program in order to recognize the drives is to start Windows Explorer and click on the netdrives with the left mouse button.
I am using Thunderbird in the office and the e-mail account uses a signature which is stored on netdrive Z:. Unless I do not click at least once on the netdrive in Windows Explorer after system startup, Windows does not seem to recognize that it is there. Hence Thunderbird is not able to attach my signature. No problem occurs when you open any file via the open menu in any program. It only happens when you directly attempt to access a file or a netdrive in general right after the system has started.
So if there is a workaround I can use with delphi or directly in Windows I would be very happy.