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Red X through Network Drv Mappings

By Tiffany2 ·
When I open Windows Explorer on my server some of my network mapped drives have a red X through the connection. If I click the drive it opens fine. This is causing a problem because my IIS server pulls information from these mapped drives and when it "disconnects" my clients time out.
Why does this happen?

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by jmulvey In reply to Red X through Network Drv ...

You are looking at a drive that is unavailable (perhaps you rebooted and failed to re-credential yourself to the server).

The reason you can still see files is that you have cached "offline" files on the drive.

From microsoft support: "If you are working offline (either because you are disconnected from the network or because you undocked your portable computer), you can still browse network drives and shared folders in My Computer or My Network Places. A red X appears over any disconnected network drives. You will be able to see only those files that you made available offline and any files that you created after the network connection was lost."

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by Tiffany2 In reply to Red X through Network Drv ...

No help the respondent failed to read the question thoroughly.

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by OriDjinn In reply to Red X through Network Drv ...

Sassman,

I found that I have the same problem with all my Win2K machines. I am able to get to the drive, but if I don't use it for five minutes or so, it will show a red X. I think that this is known a bug with Windows 2K. Sorry I couldn't help more.

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