Unable to access Windows 7 Workgroup mapped drives. RRS feed

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  • I have a Windows PC used purely for storage. It is shared by 10 other Laptops.

    The laptops are running Windows 10.

    I created users on the Win 7 PC.

    Shared the folders.

    Created mapped drives on the Win 10 laptops.

    This has been operating with very few issues for a number of years.

    Today 2 laptops are unable to access the mapped drives.

    I have uninstalled the Antivirus.

    I have updated the Intel Lan cards.

    Run Ipconfig /renew. Wouldn't renew.

    Changed the registry setting - HKey-Local Machine\system\... to allow access.

    PROBLEM solved - Windows 7 update caused a conflict. Rolled back to a previous restore point - Bingo it worked.

    Friday, January 11, 2019 5:23 AM

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  • You can test the following steps in laptops that can't access the mapped drives.

    Click Start --> Run --> type regedit and press Enter.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SOFTWARE -> Microsoft -> Windows -> CurrentVersion -> Policies -> System
    Add DWORD  "EnableLinkedConnections" and set to 1. Then reboot the computer.

    Saturday, January 12, 2019 1:39 PM
  • Hi,


    Thanks for your sharing.



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    Monday, January 14, 2019 9:32 AM