Network drives only visible from workstations

April 26, 2011 at 15:28:02
Specs: Windows XP
At the company I work for, there are a few "network drives" to which employees are given access so that any mutual file stored thereon may be shared between and edited on demand. Not the best model, I know.

Went to the server room a few minutes ago and found that "network drives," (P:), (L:) and (M:) seem to be invisible. Back at my workstation, I opened My Computer and saw all three on my screen.

What gives?


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#1
April 26, 2011 at 15:31:21
why would you expect drive mappings for a workstation to be the same on the server?
you don't need drive mappings on the server. you are at the server. simply go to the shared folder.

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#2
April 26, 2011 at 16:12:55
I did because I was ignorant of the matter entirely, obviously. Albeit exuding of condescension your response was very helpful, thanks.

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April 26, 2011 at 20:37:04
If I was condescending, I apologize.

I took the fact you had server access to mean you had some sort of training/experience though the question you asked did not convey that level of understanding.

I was trying to give a refresher perspective of what you see at a server is different than what you see at a workstation.

Networking's basic principle is what you have access to and what you don't.
You are master of all at the server.

Question now is how do you want to proceed?
Explaination of how sharing takes place related to drive mappings?

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