Mapped drive shows as DISCONNECTED but it IS connected - causing problems with some apps
Posted on 2009-04-19
I have a mapped drive to a shared drive on another computer. Both are XP SP2 computers. The mapped drive shows in my computer but always says DISCONNECTED NETWORK DRIVE in the description. Yet I can access it immediately upon clicking it.
However, I have another application that uses a web based GUI and for it to see the shares drive I need to map the drive within the software. But each time I try that, it seems to concur with windows that the drive isn't available. But it is and I can click into it every time and use the contents.
The mapped drive is mapped to the IP address of the share: \\IPaddress\sharename
Same behavior if mapped drive uses UNC name instead...
How do I get the mapped drive to show as available?