troubleshooting Question

mapped network folder won't stay mapped

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I have seen issues similar to mine but none that match exactly and no answer that has solve my problem.

I have a 2003 AD network with XP Pro clients.
I use a member server as a file and printer sharing server.  I share out one folder, named “Y drive”, from this machine and map my clients to it using windows explorer. MAP NETWORK DRIVE.
This has worked for years with no issue.
Now we had a virus/malware that changed the attributes of the files in the folder and throughout the machine.  I have cleaned out the virus/malware from the machine.
I have moved the files to a new folder and fixed the attributes of the files and sub folders within and deleted the old “Y drive “folder.  This had to be done to clean up the virus/malware.
Now when I remap a client to this new folder it works until the client machine is rebooted, then the map is gone and I have to remap the folder again.

I have check the security settings for the fold compared to other folders that are shared and mapped and everything looks proper.
Any help would be great.

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