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Network drives not appearing in My Computer

Discussion in 'Networking' started by msrbelfast, Jul 28, 2009.

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  1. msrbelfast

    msrbelfast Thread Starter

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    Hi All, I'm new here and hope someone can help with this little problem I have [​IMG]
    I have a Desktop (Matt's Computer) and a Laptop (Msrlaptop) that are networked via a wireless router. All the drives on both machines are shared on the network. On the Desktop I am able to access the drives from the laptop via My Computer, but on the laptop I can only view the shared drives via My Network Places - I'd like to view them in My Computer.
    Thanks :)
     

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  2. JPCompHelp

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    Hello.

    In My Computer select Tools->Map Network Drive, assign a drive letter and in the Folder field enter the network path to the drive.
     
  3. Curly

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    You will need to map those network drives and assign them to letters.
     
  4. msrbelfast

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    thanks guys, but as you can see from the 1st attachment - on my desktop, my laptop drives are clearly visible in My Computer without having had to have been Mapped.

    any clues???
     
  5. JPCompHelp

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    Have you tried mapping them on your laptop?
     
  6. msrbelfast

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    The drives from the Desktop can be mapped to the Laptop, with the exception of my USB hard disk which refuses to be accessible! :)
     
  7. msrbelfast

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    any ideas??
     
  8. JPCompHelp

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    Is the USB disk shared?
     
  9. msrbelfast

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    yes, the USB disk is shared, but I cannot connect to it remotely.

    with regards to the My Computer thing, I don't think it's got anything to do with mapping because I didn't have to map the drives on the Desktop.

    anyone?
     
  10. JPCompHelp

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    How are the priviledges configured?
     
  11. msrbelfast

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    erm, I assume full privileges are operational for both computers... but how can i check?
     
  12. JPCompHelp

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    Right click on the drive, choose Properties, click on the Security tab. Check what are the priviledges for the other computer's username.
     
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