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Mapped Network Drive not shown

Posted: 21 Mar 2015, 15:40
by trustinme
I have windows 8.1 Bing, Salamader 3.06 32bit. Mapped a NAS Network Drive as E: but the drive will not be shown on the Drive bar oder drop down menu.

Re: Mapped Network Drive not shown

Posted: 21 Mar 2015, 22:18
by SelfMan
The reason is that the drive mapping is user context based and you are running Salamander as administrator. Try to run Salamander in non-administrator mode and the mapped drive will be there.
For the same reason when you run Salamander as administrator and map a drive using F11 hotkey, you will see the drive in Salamander but not in Explorer.

Re: Mapped Network Drive not shown

Posted: 29 Jan 2016, 20:45
by JazzySOB
Same problem here.
My Synology isn't visible when I'm using AS as administrator.

With Total Commander I have no such problems and is my Synology always visible when using TC as administrator or non-administrator, so it is clearly a AS thing..

It is very annoying and I'm hoping they'll fix it.

Re: Mapped Network Drive not shown

Posted: 01 Feb 2016, 21:39
by Jan Rysavy
Could you access Synology mapped drive from command prompt (cmd.exe) started as Administrator? Switch to Synology network drive, for example "E:", list directories using "dir" command, etc?

What Windows version are you using?

Re: Mapped Network Drive not shown

Posted: 01 Feb 2016, 23:30
by JazzySOB
Thanks for responding.

I'm using Windows 10.

I can't access my Synology from a command prompt with administrator and I found out that it seems a Windows restriction from Windows Vista onwards. It makes no sense why you can't access a mapped drive under administrator that have more rights than a standard user who can.
I'm also wonder why Total Commander shows the drive both as administrator and normal user while Salamander can't.

But I've found a solution to show a mapped network drive both with administrator and normal user within Salamander.
I've make the registry modification as shown on the site below and it works!

http://www.winability.com/how-to-make-e ... rk-drives/

Even @ command prompt started as administrator works now for my Synology and have access to every (sub)map.


I'd hope it helps other people too.

Re: Mapped Network Drive not shown

Posted: 02 Feb 2016, 06:13
by Jan Rysavy
Thank you for letting us know.