Network Mapped Drives Close/disappear in File Explorer on Windows 10/8

My Win7 computer is on a domain and has mounted a mixture of DFS drives and the shared network drives to drive letters by Group Policy Preferences and that worked fine. After I upgrade it to Windows 10 and leave File Explorer showing the mapped Drives for a few minutes of inactivity, it will close by itself for no apparent reason. I have to have to re-open explorer and navigate to the folder and could not figure out how to resolve the problem. Continue reading

Mapped External Network Drive Access denied after Windows 10 Anniversary Update

I have attached a Western Digital external T2 hdd to Network Storage NAS serve and I could access all mapped files in Windows 10 File Explorer on my Surface Pro 4 tablet. However, after installed the Anniversary Update, it showed access is denied error while the permissions were correct. Any way to resolve the problem? Continue reading

Windows 8 Map Network Drive An extended error has occurred

When I try to map a network drive to my storage area network (SAN) using UNC paths in Windows 8 Pro, I recieve the Error messages “The mapped network drive could not be created because the following error has occurred: An extended error has occurred.” Turnning off firewall and antivirus, but it is still not working. How can I fix the mounting issues? Continue reading