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Fix "Could not reconnect all network drives" error at boot

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    Fix "Could not reconnect all network drives" error at boot


    Anyone successfully fixed the Could not reconnect all network drives error at boot? I get it most of the time with a wired Ethernet connection. I've done a lot of searching and tried different things but nothing seems to work. This started a few months ago, was not there initially with Windows 8, 8.1 or 8.1.1.

    With XP, you could do this to fix it:

    Control Panel
    Folder Options
    View
    Uncheck "Automatically search for network folders and printers"

    This is no longer an option in Windows 8 (I think it disappeared with Vista).

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    Windows 8.0 x64


    I never found a fix. When mapping a network drive in Explorer I uncheck the automatically reconnect option.
    I had several .cmd files with net use statments to connect what I wanted once I got to the desktop.

    This article is for W7 but it may be the same for 8:
    System Administrators' Library: Mapped network drives in Windows 7 Registry
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    I don't map them directly. They are accessed via UNC names fro syncing files between two computers.

    Not a big deal, just annoying.
    I could setup a batch file to run at shutdown to drop them as they are always Y: or Z:, if I get annoyed enough.
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