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    Mapping a drive letter doesn't work

    I am trying to map Q: to a folder of icons. The folder is there, and the sharing is in place. But when I go to map it, the letter 'Q' in explorer it is not there -- not available, and not showing as assigned anywhere.

    If I do it from the command-line, then Q: shows in My Computer, but cannot be accessed.


    How do I find the 'Q' and how do I fix it?

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    the folder of icons is on a network share- not on your actual machine locally?

    can you map the folder to a different drive letter entirely?

    if you are freshly-booted and open a commandline and try to access Q:\ what does it say? "Drive not found" or "Drive not ready"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CWBillow View Post
    I am trying to map Q: to a folder of icons. The folder is there, and the sharing is in place. But when I go to map it, the letter 'Q' in explorer it is not there -- not available, and not showing as assigned anywhere.


    How do I find the 'Q' and how do I fix it?
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    Hello... There is a free software that can do this ntwind Check it out Regards Fred
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    Fred;

    But when I try to use 'Q', it doesn't show as available; when I try to 'unmap' it, it doesn't show as mapped.

    It shows in 'My Computer' as a drive, but is inaccessible.

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    Ben, if I open a command prompt and try to go to Q:, I get an error "Incorrect function."
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    I deleted all mapping, but the 'Q' shown below remains. I cannot find where or how it is being assigned a letter, and the Properties for that drive show '0' space --= both used and available. And this is after rebooting.

    Drives.png

    How the heck do I find what/where this is and remove it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CWBillow View Post
    I cannot find where or how it is being assigned a letter, and the Properties for that drive show '0' space
    How the heck do I find what/where this is and remove it?
    Chuck ,
    Hello... If you go to Administrative Tools>Computer Management> Disk Management .... You should be able to click on "Q" and see whats up (Format, Assign letters etc) . Regards Fred
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    Fred, you'd think so, but it ain't there:

    Drives_2.png

    Do you see it?

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    Can you see the folder by browsing to it with Windows explorer > Network? Maybe you have a permissions problem.

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    I just realized what you were asking Jerry, and NO, the defined share does NOT show up if I go to "Network" -- BUT I cannot re-use the share name as it tells me that it is already in use!
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    Jerry, yes I can easily get to the destination / target folder. It is a share that I have used for some time.

    The folder itself is "C:\Users\CWBillow\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Inter net Explorer\Quick Launch\~~images~~\icons".

    But the letter -- Q -- shows up in My Computer, but us nowhere to be found when trying to map it. It does not show as already mapped, nor as available.
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    What about permissions to map that location and have you tried Z or Y or X? Mapped locations are at the end of the alphabet so they don't conflict with other local storage devices thought I don't know if this would interfere with initial mapping attempts. Also this is on the same computer, not a network location? If so the computer may be telling you there are better ways of short cutting to that folder.

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    Perhaps you have something that is being started when you boot the PC that is simulating a disk. Have you checked your startup items?

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    Could be Daemon Tools or similar ISO mounting software, as well... If I don't have a virtual CD is my virtual CD drive, I get the same error in Commandline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CWBillow View Post
    But when I try to use 'Q', it doesn't show as available; when I try to 'unmap' it, it doesn't show as mapped.

    It shows in 'My Computer' as a drive, but is inaccessible.
    Chuck,
    Hello... Try to do this from an "Elevated Command Prompt" ... subst Q: /D Regards Fred

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    Fred, I get an "invalid parameter -- Q:"

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