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Remote Desktop does not see local drives

At our location, we have a Windows 2003 server with Windows XP Pro workstations.  We use Remote Desktop to login to a remote server in another state.  We want to transfer files from our local network to the remote server using the remote desktop.  In the options of the remote desktop, there is local resources and I have the Drives checked in here.  So in theory, when we login to the Remote Desktop and click on My Computer, our local drives are there.  This does work on a couple of our systems but others, the drives do not appear and not sure what to check.
Microsoft Server OSWindows XP

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Your drives will not come across if you resume an existing Remote Desktop Session
If your drives are not working log off the the server and then log on again and they should be there
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How do I determine what version of RDP I am using?  Thanks.
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Go in your folder c:\windows\system32 look for the file called mstsc.exe and do a properties on the file, look for the file version or production version, for example mine is 6.0.6001.1800
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I have version 6.0.6001.18000 as you have on your system and no matter what I do, I cannot see the local drives but then I have a couple of users that have 6.0.6000.16386 and it does work exactly like it should - anything i can look at to see why this does not work?  Thanks.
I had another question on why I could not see this on my system and another one but never heard anytihing back
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Was there any answer to this?  - I have same issue.
Windows XP
Windows XP

Microsoft Windows XP is the sixth release of the NT series of operating systems, and was the first to be marketed in a variety of editions: XP Home and XP Professional, designed for business and power users. The advanced features in XP Professional are generally disabled in Home Edition, but are there and can be activated. There were two 64-bit editions, an embedded edition and a tablet edition.

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