Explicit Name for New Network Drive

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DavidDe
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Explicit Name for New Network Drive

Post by DavidDe » 11 Jan 2016, 21:28

Hello guys,

I have created a new network drive by "Map network drive" from within My Computer (Windows 7) and then renamed the drive; something like MyNetDrive (R:). The issue is that Altap Salamander shows the drive by its IP address (R \\192.168.0.5\sdcard) but not with the given name (R MyNetDrive). How can I fix this ?
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Re: Explicit Name for New Network Drive

Post by therube » 12 Jan 2016, 17:10

Is it this ? perhaps not ? PB38: Network "Names" 252 vs PB38.
WinXP Pro SP3 or Win7 x86 | SS 2.54

DavidDe
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Re: Explicit Name for New Network Drive

Post by DavidDe » 14 Jan 2016, 13:27

I mean from within Drive Menu as shown in the attached snapshot.
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SvA
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Re: Explicit Name for New Network Drive

Post by SvA » 14 Jan 2016, 18:34

zFADxxx7 wrote:... not with the given name (Z MyNetDrive).
How did you "give" that name?

Can you access files and folders on that drive using paths starting with R:\... or with Z:\... ?

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Re: Explicit Name for New Network Drive

Post by DavidDe » 14 Jan 2016, 21:34

I have no problem with opening the drive and browsing it. I renamed that network drive from within My Computer (right-click -> Rename). I am expecting Altap Salamander to show "MyNetDrive" in the drive menu; but the drive is shown by the UNC path instead.

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Re: Explicit Name for New Network Drive

Post by mdruiter » 10 Feb 2016, 16:21

I have never tried to rename a network drive in such a way until you brought up the idea. Looks like those names are currently not used by Salamander, as you found out. They seem to be located in the registry: reg:\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MountPoints2\##Machine#Share#Subfolder#Subsubfolder\_LabelFromReg
Using these names in Salamander would be nice I guess.

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