Mapped drive don't reconnect after pc reboot


#1

I am using Windows XP Home Edition 2002 service pack 3

I have problems with mapping; I have a public share, the standard one, with no users / restrictions, and I have created a data share with one user…

After each reboot of pc, I need to manually connect to the NAS (it is enough to click on the mapping in my computer), and need enter password for the user name I have created.

Problem 1:

I need the username and password also for the public share, and don’t understand why.

Problem 2:

If WD Anywhere backup (I think it is this program) starts before I manually connect to the NAS as explained above, I can not connect at all. Then I need to delete mapped connections in my computer, and restart the pc. Then create the mappings from scratch (in a hurry, so I do this before WD Anywhere starts…) This mens I must stand by every time I boot, wait for all that is going on, and do the thing explained. Not user friendly!

Any ideas?

Regards, Øystein


#2

I’m having the same problem as stated above.  Has anyone come up with a cure for this?


#3

“After each reboot of pc, I need to manually connect to the NAS (it is enough to click on the mapping in my computer), and need enter password for the user name I have created.”

Same problem…any ideas???


#4

May be something to do with the “simple file sharing” that is available in XP Home Edition. Not sure if this http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304040 might help you to check what levels of access you have on your various folders.

I would uninstall all the related WD software and start again, but use this mapping tool rather thah the WD Discovery tool

http://www.softperfect.com/products/networkscanner/ It’s free and simple to use.