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Mapped Drives in Windows 8.1 4 years 4 days ago #37097

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This might not be a ComicRack specific thing but it only seems to be in CR.

I have all my comics on a mapped network drive. However, these drives do not show up in the Folder Dialogs in CR. I don't know why this is.

I still have the path mapped in CR (\\server\folder) however, CR refuses to see it. I can actually see this happen in Windows Explorer too. However, I can also just browse the folder via a mapped drive.

This is just odd behavior that I guess Windows 8.1 changed. Any ideas or pointers would be welcome.
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Re: Mapped Drives in Windows 8.1 4 years 2 days ago #37108

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Mapped network drives do show up in CRW on my Windows 8.1
Anyone else having this problem?
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Re: Mapped Drives in Windows 8.1 4 years 2 days ago #37110

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This is really weird then.

In explorer, my mapped drives show up under Network Locations now and I have "This PC" (as oppposed to My Computer) showing real and virtual drives (like a DVD mapped to an ISO). I guess this is why they aren't showing up under any Folder Dialogs.
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Re: Mapped Drives in Windows 8.1 4 years 2 days ago #37111

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Do you have them actually mapped to a local drive letter or simply navigated to them through the network browser?

(ie, when you open explorer and go to them, does the address bar show Z:\ or does it show \\server\?)

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Re: Mapped Drives in Windows 8.1 4 years 2 days ago #37119

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In Explorer, the mapped drives do show up with a letter.

However, I think the problem has something to do with the mapped letters showing up under Network Locations in explorer. Is anyone else seeing this with Windows 8.1? I think since they now show up there, then the .NET Folder Dialog doesn't want to show them as a drive under This PC (aka My Computer).
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Re: Mapped Drives in Windows 8.1 4 years 1 day ago #37121

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It's showing up here on my end. Not sure what can be interfering with yours.

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Last Edit: 4 years 1 day ago by forkicks. Reason: The forum doesn't like attachments :(
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Re: Mapped Drives in Windows 8.1 4 years 15 hours ago #37130

Try disabling UAC. Pretty sure I had to do that to get mapped drives from my NAS to show up within programs.
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Re: Mapped Drives in Windows 8.1 3 years 11 months ago #37172

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Thanks. It totally was a UAC thing. Just not sure why it wasn't an issue until I upgraded to 8.1

support.microsoft.com/kb/937624/en-gb

The registry setting is the only thing that completely turns off UAC now:

Location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System

Key: EnableLUA

Value data: 0
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Re: Mapped Drives in Windows 8.1 3 years 11 months ago #37176

Glad I could help.
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