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Network drives are not showed in MC
« on: April 13, 2017, 13:11:39 »
Network shares are not showed in MC but perfectly showed in Explorer. Why?
« Last Edit: April 13, 2017, 14:46:23 by Suncatcher »

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Re: Netwrok drives are not showed in MC
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2017, 13:21:00 »
It is because you are running MC as admin.

A admin session do not by default share the same shares as the user sessions.
Normally when you start MC as admin first time you are ask to enable "linked connection", That is a req hack in windows that enable so this will work.
(But it depends on what Windows version you run.)

You can type ":EnableLinkedConnections" in the commmad line field to set this. Then you need to reboot since this will change a settings for Windows.

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Re: Netwrok drives are not showed in MC
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2017, 14:46:11 »
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But it depends on what Windows version you run

I run Win7 Ultimate. Created this key in registry but that didn't help. Maybe there are some other actions I should do?

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Re: Network drives are not showed in MC
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2017, 15:49:44 »
Then you did not create it correct.  Did you use the command or did you do it manually.
and did restart windows afterwards?

( I assume that it is not only the device toolbar where they are missing, but everywhere. like dropdown too, and that you can not access it even if you tell it to go to that path.
 If it is only the they are missing in the device toolbar, but you can access them.. then you have just disabled the network drives in the settings for the device toolbar)
« Last Edit: April 13, 2017, 15:56:21 by Mathias (Author) »

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Re: Network drives are not showed in MC
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2017, 15:58:49 »
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Did you use the command or did you do it manually.
and did restart windows afterwards?
Manually. Here is my key. What command line field are you talking about?

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Re: Network drives are not showed in MC
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2017, 16:18:50 »
Well I cant see if that settings is in the correct place..  but if you followed MS guide for it then it is probably correct.

the commandline field in MC, the field where you can enter commands.

Also double check that you do not only have turned off the settings to show the icons..


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Re: Network drives are not showed in MC
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2017, 16:30:18 »
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I assume that it is not only the device toolbar where they are missing, but everywhere. like dropdown too, and that you can not access it even if you tell it to go to that path.
Yes, in dropdown they are missing too.

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the commandline field in MC, the field where you can enter commands.

When I enter this in command field, I get this message. But I definitely run MC as Admin.

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Re: Network drives are not showed in MC
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2017, 17:29:13 »
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I assume that it is not only the device toolbar where they are missing, but everywhere. like dropdown too, and that you can not access it even if you tell it to go to that path.
Yes, in dropdown they are missing too.

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the commandline field in MC, the field where you can enter commands.

When I enter this in command field, I get this message. But I definitely run MC as Admin.

Might be because it is already on. you can  set specific state by passing 0 or 1 after it.
It all it does is to change the registry value at the location that MS specify and if you already changed that nothing will change.

You can also open a admin command prompt and run "net use" and see if they are listed

http://woshub.com/how-to-access-mapped-network-drives-from-the-elevated-apps/
« Last Edit: April 13, 2017, 17:35:52 by Mathias (Author) »

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Re: Network drives are not showed in MC
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2017, 18:12:39 »
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You can also open a admin command prompt and run "net use" and see if they are listed

Yes, they are listed.

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Re: Network drives are not showed in MC
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2017, 18:35:29 »
and from the admin command prompt you can do  "dir Z:\"  if it now is Z.. 
Then it should work in MC.  MC is using the same Windows API

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Re: Network drives are not showed in MC
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2017, 18:50:36 »
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and from the admin command prompt you can do  "dir Z:\"  if it now is Z..

Yes, when I do dir I can see the contents.
However, as you can notice they are RDP auto-shares, and don't have letter assigned. Maybe that is the problem?
This is definitely a bug, 'cause all shares must be showed, disregard of presence/absence of letter.

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Re: Network drives are not showed in MC
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2017, 19:36:53 »
No that are not mapped drive..   Mapped drives are network path that are connected to drive letters.  like Z: X: and so on.

RDP connected devices are something completely different
Drives connected via RDP are located under the virual server path \\TSCLIENT   you find them under the network (Net:) or by going to \\TSCLIENT


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Re: Network drives are not showed in MC
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2017, 20:16:00 »
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No that are not mapped drive..   Mapped drives are network path that are connected to drive letters.  like Z: X: and so on.

RDP connected devices are something completely different
Drives connected via RDP are located under the virual server path \\TSCLIENT   you find them under the network (Net:) or by going to \\TSCLIENT

Okay, I don't wanna to argue about the terms: mapped, network or redirected drives, doesn't matter. Let's treat this as a feature request. Could you add the support for Terminal Services drives?

If I map this drive manually
Code: [Select]
net use Z: \\tsclient\Cit works wonderfully and become visible in MC. Okay, I can schedule this command at start but maybe it can be done in a more native way?

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Re: Network drives are not showed in MC
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2017, 20:19:38 »
TS devices are supported, they are shown under NET: since windows expose then as virtual network shares

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Re: Network drives are not showed in MC
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2017, 20:28:35 »
TS devices are supported, they are shown under NET: since windows expose then as virtual network shares

Ok, they are. So the question is closed.

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Re: Network drives are not showed in MC
« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2017, 11:01:13 »
BTW, can we add network destinations (shares inside network machines) onto drive toolbar or onto the main toolbar?
Maybe some type of bookmarks?
It is quite cumbersome to go to Network Neighborhood and to dig deep through directory structures just to copy file.
« Last Edit: April 25, 2017, 11:03:39 by Suncatcher »

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Re: Network drives are not showed in MC
« Reply #16 on: April 26, 2017, 08:09:23 »
Not unless they are mounted to drive letters.

But you can create favorites or put the folder as a quick link in the quick launch bar or create buttons for it or menu or more
And also in Net: you can PIN them so you do don't have to scan network. But shortcut in quick launch bar is probably better

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Re: Network drives are not showed in MC
« Reply #17 on: April 26, 2017, 08:18:02 »
Yeah, thanks. Shortcuts are definitely better.

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Re: Network drives are not showed in MC
« Reply #18 on: April 26, 2017, 08:19:06 »
You can just drag a folder to the quicklauch area.. and an icon/button for that location is added.

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Re: Network drives are not showed in MC
« Reply #19 on: April 26, 2017, 08:21:37 »
Already did it! Thanks.

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Re: Network drives are not showed in MC
« Reply #20 on: April 27, 2017, 21:27:46 »
I have a strange behaviour with the disconnected mapped network drives. Normally they are shown with a red cross in MultiCommander drive bar. This works at work (W7). At home (W10) no icons for the disconnected network drives appear in MultiCommander. I tried a portable version where I changed nothing, the disconnected network drives are still missing. So I assume this is not a setting from MultiCommander but rather a setting in the registry. The weird thing is that any other commander or explorer show icons for the disconnected network drives, see pictures. Any idea how I can fix this?

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Re: Network drives are not showed in MC
« Reply #21 on: May 12, 2017, 14:45:12 »
Somehow mapped drives are again not showed. However, this time they definitely have letters and they are not redirected RDP drives.
Linked connections are enabled and MC is in Admin mode.

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Re: Network drives are not showed in MC
« Reply #22 on: May 12, 2017, 16:01:24 »
I cant say why it does not work for you.
It should work. Mapped drives are handled as any other drive for MC. When when starts it gets a list of active drive from Windows.
So if they are not there then windows did not give them to MC.
You can try to select 'refresh devices' that is last in the list.