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Topic # 185246 15-Nov-2015 21:19
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Does anyone know anything about fishhooks in Windows 10 and network drives?

I've just upgraded from Win8.1 to 10, and cannot map a WD My Cloud NAS as a network drive. Any time I try to add the NAS (or even browse to it from File Explorer) I just get an error message that it cannot be found. However I can ping it using its local address ( or its hostname (wd.h) fine, and access its webpage from a browser. It also shows up fine using a WD windows app, just not in File Explorer.

I managed to get it mapped once using a WD setup utility, but as soon as I browsed away from that drive it disappeared.

I've checked SMB is installed (it is), as well as all the other obvious file and network sharing options.

The fact I was able to map it as a drive once (and ping it fine) makes me think it is some kind of bug.

Any suggestions?

I have tried Google and the Microsoft forums, but got frustrated at the prevalence of "Dear Friend. Please run the troubleshooter..." responses. There was also an issue about logging on with a PIN in one of the preview builds, but that seems to have been resolved.

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  Reply # 1430268 18-Nov-2015 11:35
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Here what I did with Win8 & NAS map issues
Ive also used this with PC to PC map issues in vista & win7

make a bat file with (edit as needed)
net use N: /delete
net use N: \\nasname\sharename /user:loginname password /persistent:yes
(you may need to use IP instead of the nasname)
** make sure the NAS has a static IP **

in scheduled tasks, run this bat file at login/startup,
make sure the scheduled task has full admin permissions

It may take some tweaking, but this allways works, but it has to be a scheduled task at login/startup as due to some
obscure bugs it might not work if you run it once Win is up & running

This share/map bug has been around since vista . Still not fixed by MS .

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