Losing NAS mapped drives on Windows startup

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GemBro
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Losing NAS mapped drives on Windows startup

Post by GemBro » Tue Dec 02, 2014 4:14 pm

Hi guys,

Just bought a ZyXEL NSA325 v2 ... installed 2 x 3TB WD RED Series drives ... all working very well ... so far ... fingers crosed ...

THE ISSUE:
The issue I have is, everytime I start Windows up, to do my work, I have to keep remapping the NAS's Music and Admin folders to their respective drive letters ...

I thought this was automatic when you ticked the box that says Reconnect at Windows Logon!!?? ... do I have to do something else for this to work properly? ...

Also, is there a way to disable the 'pain in the butt' LOGIN box that keeps popping up on 'Everything' you do, inside of the NAS Starter Utility??? ...

Very furstrating to a great setup ...

cheers,
Gem

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Re: Losing NAS mapped drives on Windows startup

Post by RobbanB » Fri Mar 06, 2015 12:03 am

Would also like to know this.

barmalej2
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Re: Losing NAS mapped drives on Windows startup

Post by barmalej2 » Fri Mar 06, 2015 6:13 am

Instead of mapping network drives, try to create shortcuts to NAS shares using network UNC name, for example: \\nsa310\video. This way you will get 2 additional benefits: it will not throw error trying to reconect network drives, when NAS is switched off and it will reduce a little windows startup time (connection will be made only when you click on schortcut).
Regarding NAS Starter Utility. I used it only to initialise NAS for first time, so I can't advise. Are you using latest version of it?

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Re: Losing NAS mapped drives on Windows startup

Post by RobbanB » Fri Mar 06, 2015 10:13 am

Ahh this worked great, thx :-)
However I would still like to know why mapped drives are forgotten?

barmalej2
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Re: Losing NAS mapped drives on Windows startup

Post by barmalej2 » Fri Mar 06, 2015 11:11 am

Which Windows version?

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Re: Losing NAS mapped drives on Windows startup

Post by RobbanB » Fri Mar 06, 2015 11:24 am

Win 8.1

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Re: Losing NAS mapped drives on Windows startup

Post by barmalej2 » Fri Mar 06, 2015 12:15 pm

Sorry I'am on Windows 7. Don't have experience with NAS3** on Windows 8.1. It can be related with SMBv3 introduced in Windows 8, while Zyxel's NAS samba version is 3.5.6, which supports SMBv2 and SMBv1 protocols only, but that is just a guess. Is the PC and NAS in the same workgroup? Is your Windows up to date?
It was already, when Windows updates breaks SMB and later fixes solves that.

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Re: Losing NAS mapped drives on Windows startup

Post by RobbanB » Fri Mar 06, 2015 1:46 pm

PC and Nas in same workgroup, everything updated, windows, firmware, drivers.

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Re: Losing NAS mapped drives on Windows startup

Post by barmalej2 » Fri Mar 06, 2015 5:07 pm

One more idea. Set static ip for NAS and try to map as network drive using local ip. For example: \\192.168.0.1\sharename. Does that changes anything?

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Re: Losing NAS mapped drives on Windows startup

Post by kottalovag » Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:25 pm

barmalej2 wrote:One more idea. Set static ip for NAS and try to map as network drive using local ip. For example: \\192.168.0.1\sharename. Does that changes anything?
THIS helped me! Thank you! My problem was slightly different. On Win10, I never had to reconnect to the drive manually, however once the mapping stopped working and I could not remap it by servername.

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