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Anonymous
November 22, 2004 4:06:46 PM

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Hello All,
I would like to know if you can set a drive map to connect when you request
it instead of connecting automatically, similar to win98 drive mapping
feature

Thanks for any input
MMJII
November 22, 2004 5:25:36 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

MMJII wrote:
> Hello All,
> I would like to know if you can set a drive map to connect when you request
> it instead of connecting automatically, similar to win98 drive mapping
> feature
>
> Thanks for any input
> MMJII
>
>

If I understand your question correctly, you can do it through Windows
Explorer > Tools > Map Network Drive.

Or, you can create a batch file with the following commands, and put a
shortcut to it on your desktop, to map a specific drive to a specific
drive letter:

NET USE G:\\computername\sharename\volume

NET USE /PERSISTENT:NO

The first line maps the drive, and the second line will make the mapping
temporary - the next time you boot up, the mapping to G: will be
non-existent.

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