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    Opening Mapped drive on 1 computer is slow


    by bklein ·

    We have many computers in a Domain and all open all mapped drives quickly. We have 1 computer that opens all mapped drives quickly except for 1 mapped drive (which is on the same server as the other ones.) In researching I opened a command prompt and did a netstat – and found a TCP session attempted to start to a non-existant computer in the domain. I suspect that after about 30 seconds or more, it times out and then the folder opens on the server. I’m trying to find out where the reference to that non-existant computer name is so I can remove it and hopefully solve the problem. I’ve searched for that computer name in the registry and it doesn’t show up. Any ideas where else to look?

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    • #3025370


      by bklein ·

      In reply to Opening Mapped drive on 1 computer is slow


    • #3025368

      AD account

      by beanxyz ·

      In reply to Opening Mapped drive on 1 computer is slow

      Have you tried to check the settings in AD account. For example, under profile tab, you can setup the path.


      • #3028848

        Not related to AD

        by bklein ·

        In reply to AD account

        It’s not related to the AD – if I map the drive to another letter it works fine; if I map it to the same (old) letter it hangs. I need to find where this information is kept to delete it and it seems not to be in the registy or I don’t know where in the registry.

        • #3028745

          Delete the drive

          by beanxyz ·

          In reply to Not related to AD

          Have you tried command line like:
          net user G: /delete

          and force disconnect?

        • #3028636

          Disconnect Drive and remapp it and same problem

          by bklein ·

          In reply to Delete the drive

          I disconnect the drive; If I remapp it to another letter all is well; if I remapp it to the same drive letter the problem reappears.
          Searched through the registry and can’t find where the mapping is. Anyone know?

        • #3028582

          Map Drive in registry

          by ameack ·

          In reply to Disconnect Drive and remapp it and same problem

          Per user Drive mapping is stored under


          and then a sub folder for the actual Drive, Say I have a P drive mapped to \\Server\Photos I will have the following Reg Keys:-

          “ProviderName”=”Microsoft Windows Network”

          If you go to the command line, and type net use, you’ll see all of the mappings in use, as well as some of the shares. That way, if you want to remove mappings, you can do net use Z: /delete
          hope this helps

        • #2870456


          by bklein ·

          In reply to Map Drive in registry

          Thanks, will look into that.
          Problem got solved by changing Windows Explorer from Show Common Tasks in Folder to Windows Classic Folders under Tools->Folder Options. When it shows the common tasks it displays a Play Video as a common task for that mapped drive; when that is closed it just opens the mapped drive immediately. When I switch back to Show Common Tasks problem reappears.

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