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Author Topic: Failure to MAP drive  (Read 3840 times)


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Failure to MAP drive
« on: December 18, 2023, 11:20:26 AM »

Went to use 323 and the drives are no longer mapped.
Enabled SMB1.0 protocol support.
 Using the D-Link supplied 'Easy Search utility'   as per CD-ROM provided with the DNS-323, unbale to map drive
Easy Search utility does find DNS-323 but 'map drive' does not work


Previously advised Easy Search no longer works, so  Mapped drive from Command screen using:
Net use Y: \\MachineName\ShareName

in my case syntax was   

C:\>Net use Y: \\DLINK-EAB58D\Volume_1

It was successful and both Y & Z drives show if I use CMD  and net use
But nothing showing up in 'My computer' / Windows Explorer.

Can anyone suggest a way forward?

« Last Edit: December 21, 2023, 09:26:18 AM by Memnon »


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Re: Failure to MAP drive
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2023, 05:21:04 AM »

I assume Network file discovery is enabled?
I just had to set my IP address to match the default for the 323 as 192.168.0.xx and had to enable network discovery again.
Might be worth disabling and enabling again?

See if this helps at all. https://serverfault.com/questions/1021222/mapped-network-drive-with-smb1-and-windows-10


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Re: Failure to MAP drive
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2024, 06:07:38 AM »

Added as help for others

Enabled SMB1 support
WIN+R  run optionalfeatures
enable SMB1.0/CIFS File Sharing Support
NAS would not MAP
I could use CMD  Net use Y : \\MachineName\ShareName
it would complete successfully but drives still not show

As workaround used WIN+E and entered \\IP-address\shared-folder
This would create shortcuts on 'My Computer' so I could access data

Final fix in my case - I have MalwareBytes installed, I contacted Malwarebytes ... they provided data gather tool, analyzed results sent me FRSTfis tool and a very very long set of customised scripts, that the tool run automatically.

It run - took about an Hr, but as soon as finished Mapped Drives appeared.