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Problem trying to copy files from a Mapped Network Share

  1. #1

    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 Pro

    Problem trying to copy files from a Mapped Network Share

    Location is not available to mapped network drive in Windows 8

    I'm trying to copy a file from my mapped network drive, which is something I've done 1,000+ times in Windows 7, but for some strange reason I get a location unavailable error when trying it in 8. I tried deleting and remapping the drive and then tried restarting the computer. Neither of these resolved the issue. I've noticed that I can copy it to my desktop but nowhere else. See the attached images for more information.

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  2. #2

    Palm Coast FLorida
    Posts : 370
    Windows 8 Pro ($39.99 upgrade)

    i sort of had this same problem, when i upgraded from windows 7 to windows 8 i discovered the permissions were turned off on one of my shared media drive and that my workgroup i had set up wouldnt work anymore, so i switched it to a homegroup and all is fine. Homegroup actually seems to run a little quicker than workgroup as well.

    check the permissions on your drives and make sure they are what you want.
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