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Mapped Network Drives

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Tarq, Apr 20, 2006.

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    I have setup a wireless network between two computers in my office and have installed some software that will automatically backup folders on each of the two computers.

    It works by backing up certain folders on computer 1 to the hard disk on computer 2 and vice versa.

    I also have a program installed on both computers that uses the data on computer 1.

    To simplify the process of locating the data on my network I have created virtual drives using the Map Network Drives function in Windows. However; if I start up my computer and open these programs - they can not find the drives, I have to open My Computer first and double click on the drives before the programs will read from them. I am guessing that for some reason Windows is not connecting to these drives, even though I have set them to "reconnect at logon".

    Is there a way I can force the drives to work automatically at startup? Perhaps using a .BAT file or similar to automate the process of opening/closing the folders at startup so the process of using these programs is more user friendly?

    Many thanks for any replies
     
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