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Why a mapped drive has a red X mark in windows 7 , but still accessible .

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Hi

We use windows 2012 as DC and windows 7 and our workstations. when a student logs in there are two network drives that getted mapped through a logon VB script.
They mapped drives are "H" drive and V drive

When i open my computer , please see the snapshot, the mapped  V drive has a red X mark.
But when i click it opens and the red mark disappears.

We use scratch 1.4 and without double clicking the V drive after login , from the scratch we cant see the V drive.
If the red X mark goes then iam able to see the Vdrive.

So iam not sure as why the V drive has a red X mark.

Any help much appreciated.

Thanks
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Question by:lianne143
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by:JBond2010
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Please refer to the link below and this will explain the issue and also how to fix it.

http://www.nextofwindows.com/how-to-fix-the-red-x-on-the-icon-of-mapped-network-drives-in-windows-7/

Thank you.


Regards,

JBond2010
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by:Hendrik Wiese
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The only way I can see this happening is if the mapped drive is setup to "sync", so what you are accessing is the synced version of the files and not the actual files on the server. Or it is a bug within windows 7. :)
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by:Schuyler Dorsey
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This also happens if the drive is mapped under another account. For example, if there is a startup script or task which maps the drive under SYSTEM, you will see this behavior.
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by:lianne143
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Sorry forgot to attach the file , I think V drive is not set up to synch. Where do we check this settings.
Mapped-drives.png
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There are 3 ways to check this:
1. if you right click on the share you will see the "Shared Folder Synchronization" or "Make Available Offline", if any of these are ticked then you know it is setup.

2. You can also browse one directory back on the actual share and if the folder icon has an added green icon you also know that it is being synced

3. If you look in your task bar and open your sync center you will also be able to see if it is setup.

If the sync is not setup, maybe try JBond2010's suggestion by editing the registry.
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Did you manage to resolve this using my suggestion?
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