Old application can't see mapped drives in Windows 8.1 RRS feed

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  • We are trying to install an business banking application (XP vintage software) in Windows 8.1 Pro but it cannot see the mapped drives.

    Thursday, January 9, 2014 11:55 PM


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  • Hi,

    As my understanding, you encounter the issue that the mapped drive doesn’t appear in you Windows 8.1. If there is any misunderstand, please help to clarify.

    For this issue, we can try following steps to check the results:

    Step 1: Disable Fast startup in Windows 8.1 and restart computer.

    How to Turn "Fast Startup" On or Off for a Hybrid Boot in Windows 8 and 8.1

    Step 2: Let’s try to map this driver again via command line:

    How to Map Network Drives From the Command Prompt in Windows

    If the issue still persists, please try to install the latest network adapter driver from manufacturer website to see what’s going one.

    In addition, I recommend you check the compatibility of this app on Windows 8.1 compatible center. Since the incompatible app may cause many issues on your current system:

    Compatibility Center

    Hope these could be helpful.

    Kate Li
    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, January 13, 2014 9:47 AM
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    • Proposed as answer by spinfowars Sunday, July 16, 2017 7:22 PM
    Sunday, July 16, 2017 7:16 PM