Missing network drives letters [as30b1x86 + W8 64]

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dsznajder
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Missing network drives letters [as30b1x86 + W8 64]

Post by dsznajder »

I map network drive in Windows 8:
Mapped drive
Mapped drive
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but this drive (V:) not appears in AS drive list:
Drive list
Drive list
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Also "change directory" not see this drive:
Error when cd
Error when cd
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but shell see:
shell - cd OK
shell - cd OK
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AS 3.0 B1 32-bits running on W8 64-bits.
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Brett
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Re: Missing network drives letters [as30b1x86 + W8 64]

Post by Brett »

I found that running AS 3.0 as Administrator did not show any mapped drives in the drive list but running without Administrator rights did show them. This is a contrast to what I experienced with AS 2.54 running as Administrator which is a PITA as I now have to run a second copy of AS 3 with Administrator rights in order to carry out certain tasks.

Could this be what is happening to you as well ?

Cheers,
Brett

dsznajder
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Location: Kielce, Poland

Re: Missing network drives letters [as30b1x86 + W8 64]

Post by dsznajder »

Brett wrote:I found that running AS 3.0 as Administrator did not show any mapped drives in the drive list but running without Administrator rights did show them. This is a contrast to what I experienced with AS 2.54 running as Administrator which is a PITA as I now have to run a second copy of AS 3 with Administrator rights in order to carry out certain tasks.

Could this be what is happening to you as well ?
You are right, this issue exist only when AS 3.0 is running with administrator rights. Strange.
But I just check AS 2.54 and it behaves in same way as 3.0 in my case - I see network drives when it is running as normal user and not see when running with administrator rights.
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darilek
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Re: Missing network drives letters [as30b1x86 + W8 64]

Post by darilek »

to enable mapped drives in W8 under admin context just follow these steps:
- disable UAC
- modify Altap Salamander shortcut to run as Admin by default (via properties dialog)
- modify registry - add/modify entry EnableLinkedConnections under [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System] fillded with DWORD value "1"

registry tweak included as attachment
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dsznajder
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[Solved] Re: Missing network drives letters [as30b1x86 + W8

Post by dsznajder »

darilek wrote:to enable mapped drives in W8 under admin context just follow these steps:
- disable UAC
- modify Altap Salamander shortcut to run as Admin by default (via properties dialog)
- modify registry - add/modify entry EnableLinkedConnections under [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System] fillded with DWORD value "1"
Thank you.

A just found also workaround here: http://forum.altap.cz/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=4085#p20346
SelfMan wrote: This is becaute drive mapping works under user context.
If you run something as administrator, you are runnig it as a different user.
Indeed - when I do "Connect network drive" from AS running as Administrator then I have letter in AS and... not have letter in Explorer.
So I just map same network share with same letter twice and now it looks OK.
Probably in W7 it behaves in same way and probably I do the same thing just without thinking too much :-)
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Brett
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Re: Missing network drives letters [as30b1x86 + W8 64]

Post by Brett »

I tried mapping the network drives a second time through Salamander run as Administrator but after a restart they disappeared again.

I found that the solution given above
- modify registry - add/modify entry EnableLinkedConnections under [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System] fillded with DWORD value "1"
and a reboot has solved my problem.

Cheers,
Brett

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