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Extra "Z" drive to Temp Folder during RDP Connection

Discussion in 'Networking' started by spencerw2, Jan 12, 2011.

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  1. spencerw2

    spencerw2 Thread Starter

    Jan 12, 2011
    New to the forums but I have no clue what is going on here... I am using Win 7 Pro x32. When I use RDP to connect to another computer, I noticed that on the remote computer (sometimes) as well as on my local machine (always), it creates a "Z:" drive. It isn't like a mapped network drive though, it shows under Hard Disk Drives. The free space is the same as the C: drive. When you open it, it is the %TEMP% folder on my machine. Going to the run command and typing %TEMP% will show you the same contents as the Z: drive. When I close the RD Connection, the Z drive goes away. I have no clue what is causing this and I did a little searching and couldn't find anything that resembled anything close to this online. I saw the same thing happen on a Win XP machine earlier as well. Anyone have any ideas...?

  2. oldrookie


    Dec 22, 2010
    There is probably a shared drive on that computer and it is mapped to itself. Ignore it. It will not cause any problems. I see that on servers a lot.
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