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Cannot map network drives in PowerShell

CES asked
Last Modified: 2018-01-21
Hi All,

I have a network share that is accessible via unc path and I can also map it as a drive using NET USE in command prompt.

However I am writing a PowerShell script that will need to map this drive as part of it and I am having problems mapping it using the New-PSDrive cmdlet.

This is the syntax that I believe should work based on what I've read online:
New-PSDrive X -PSProvider FileSystem -Root \\webserver\Logs\ -Credential $webuser

However I am receiving the below error when trying to run the command:

The specified drive root "\\webserver\Logs\" either does not exist, or it is not a folder.

I have tried with/without quotes and have included or excluded the final "\" with no luck.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I may be doing wrong?
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Jose Gabriel Ortega CastroCEO Faru Bonon IT&Agency /Top-Rated Freelancer (Upwork)/Photographer
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Good morning, just try like this:
New-PSDrive -Name "X" -PSProvider "FileSystem" -Root "\\webserver\Logs"

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$creds = Get-credential -username $username -Message "Insert the password for the user $username"
New-PSDrive -Name "X" -PSProvider "FileSystem" -Root "\\webserver\Logs" -Credential $creds

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The "\" at the end is irrelevant.
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