We have two Windows 7 and two Windows 10 (home version) PCs in our office. Each is connected to the same LAN HDD, as a mapped drive. The Windows 10 machines disconnect the mapped drive 10 or more times a day (the network connection stays intact). However, the connection can immediately be restored by clicking on the mapped drive (when disconnected, it displays a red "X"). This never happens with the Windows 7 machines, so it seems to be an issue with Windows 10 settings.
Every time a Windows 10 machine disconnects the mapped drive, it crashes a database we have on the LAN HDD, so I would really like to find a solution to prevent this from happening.
I found a few articles regarding this problem:
However: (i) much of the discussion in these threads seems to be about servers (not PCs), (ii) suggested solutions involve changing the Group Policy from “Replace” to “Refresh”. We don’t seem to have “Group Policy” settings on our machines (maybe because they are W10 Home Edition ?), (iii) the threads seem a bit inconclusive as to whether this is a permanent solution, and whether or not it causes other issues.
I am reasonably “handy” with computers, but not an IT expert. Any suggested solutions would be much appreciated !