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Grey X on Network Shares

I setup a shared drive on a Win7 system across a VPN.   I mapped the share on the other end of the VPN.   Initially the share works fine, but in time (15-x minutes) there are Grey Xes on the folders and when i try to access them i get "I:folderName is not accessible.       This file is currently not available for use on this computer".

This is a WorkGroup.    

I'd like the Shares to be constantly available.  

It seems like it times out after so long.    I didn't have this problem with XP,   this issue is something about win7.
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8/22/2022 - Mon

Reinitialize the cache of offline files.  



--Click Start, type regedit in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
If- you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Continue.
--Locate the following registry subkey, and then right-click it:
--Point to New, and then click Key.
--Type Parameters in the box.
--Right-click Parameters, point to New, and then click DWORD (32-bit)Value.
--Type FormatDatabase, and then press ENTER.
--Right-click FormatDatabase, and then click Modify.
--In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
--Exit Registry Editor, and then restart the computer.

Already tried that.   I've actually done quite a bit of troubleshooting and research on this issue.

i've had this problem before and those instructions fixed me.  i'm at a loss.  

have you tried removing the map and then re-mapping?
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Solved this myself