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A problem where a network map drive cannot be seen with Windows explorer but can be located and accessed from the DOS prompt. I was also able to access the map drive (z:) when I ran explorer from the DOS prompt like --> explorer z:

If I just ran explorer.exe it does not see the mapped network drive.

Desktop PC: Window 7 (64) SP1 Server: Windows server 2008

The user installed Spybot but later removed it because it was causing him other issues. Not sure if something left over from this caused the issue

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In explorer: Tools > Folder Options > View tab > UNcheck "Hide empty drives in the computer folder". It's possible that the drives are just disconnected and explorer isn't showing them because it thinks they are empty as a result –  August Jan 16 '13 at 18:51
Is the user a member of the Administrators group? –  Greg Askew Jan 16 '13 at 18:53
The user is a member of local Administrators group. I have tried unchecking Hide drives. The network drive is not empty and has a lot of directories and files –  Russ Hughes Jan 16 '13 at 20:17
I gave up and re-imaged the PC –  Russ Hughes Jan 16 '13 at 22:22

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