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Mapped Drive reliability with Sharepoint online

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I am looking for a solution involving mapped drives and sharepoint online.  I can successfully map these drives, however reliability in connecting after a computer restart or idle time period is a major concern with us planning to migrate several networks onto sharepoint online.  The research i have done leads me to believe this issues will plague me regardless of steps i take to simplify this for my end-users.  Is there a better solution than mapping drives, and if so what is everyone doing to accomplish the task.

Thanks in advance
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Mapping drives is best if during logon to O365, you check off the checkbox "keep me signed in" - but still, every few days the user will have to sign in again.  I've found that unless the browser is running, the mapped drives are questionable.

My recommendation is do show the user how to access the SharePoint libraries via the browser, and move away from mapped drives.  (They're quite inefficient, and so '90's!)
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Thank you for the prompt response as i am passing this up our chain.  My next question prompted by the solution is the steps to save say a PDF document opened from the web to the Sharepoint database.  What option will I need to use within the "Save As" dialogue?
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